Dr. Cara Frasco, who lives in Beavercreek and practices at Pioneer Vision Care in Springboro and Middletown, received the W. David Sullins InfantSEE Award at Optometry’s Meeting in San Diego.
Dr. Glen Steele, chair of the AOA InfantSEE Committee presented the award.
According to Dr. Steele, “On a local level, this year’ s recipient of the Sullins Award is from Ohio – one of the most active states for InfantSEE. She is the InfantSEE coordinator for the Dayton Area (Ohio’s Zone 9) which includes approximately 170 members. She is a mentor to the other doctors in Zone 9, offering support when needed regarding InfantSEE assessments. She coordinated the Zone 9 event for InfantSEE week in Ohio in 2011. She is an ambassador for InfantSEE in her community with colleagues and with local pediatricians. She is the perfect candidate to receive the David Sullins Award. Some have stated that “InfantSEE has not sent anyone to my office.” Dr. Cara Frasco didn’t wait for someone else. She set out to make a difference for optometry in her state and in her community.”
Dr. Frasco received her optometry degree and a concurrent master’s degree in vision science from The Ohio State University College of Optometry. She also completed a residency in pediatric optometry at the University of Houston. She became a volunteer when InfantSEE launched in 2005. Dr. Frasco is one of the leading optometrists in the country for electronic reporting of InfantSEE assessments. In 2012, she electronically reported 59 InfantSEE assessments, which was more patients than were reported from 12 states.
Dr. Frasco and her husband, Dr. Nicky Lai who is also an optometrist, have two children, Charlie, 4 and Andy, 1.