Dr. Ohlson named Optometrist of the Year

Dr. Ohlson named Optometrist of the Year

Dr. Michael Ohlson of West Union Eye Clinic was named Optometrist of the Year by the Iowa Optometric Association in Des Moines on Saturday. Michael Ohlson, O.D., F.A.A.O., graduated from Buena Vista College and received his doctorate from the University of Houston College of Optometry. He has been awarded Diplomate status in the American Academy of Optometry Primary Care Section and the American Board of Certification in Medical Optometry.  

In 2013, Dr. Ohlson was inducted as a Distinguished Practitioner and Fellow of the National Academies of Practice. He currently serves as immediate past president of the Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry and low-vision consultant to Iowa Educational Services for the Blind & Visually Impaired.  

His volunteer efforts include InfantSEE, Lions Clubs International-Special Olympics Opening Eyes, and Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity/International. 

For his contributions providing eye care to the Head Start children of northeast Iowa, he was presented the Governor’s Volunteer Award in 2009. 

Dr. Ohlson and his wife, Joleen, reside in rural West Union. The couple have one daughter, Samantha, a North Fayette Valley senior.


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