American Association of Certified Orthoptists


The AACO would like to celebrate, congratulate, and remember those people who have contributed to the field of orthoptics. Is there an Orthoptist, Physician or person that you feel should be recognized for their excellent work in the field? Tribute donations are 100% tax deductible and can be made anonymously or with a note to be published to honor someone.

The funds donated will be used for the purposes of education, research and the promotion of the field of Orthoptics  (i.e. research projects, academic materials for students, a special lecture, or other educational opportunities throughout the year).

Your thoughtful donations are greatly appreciated by the AACO and help to highlight the many special people who make Orthoptics a marvelous field.

There are two ways to make your donation. You can submit your donation online using our form below or you can download and print the form and mail it in with your donation to our home office


    Donations can be made by mail. Click the button below to download the Tribute form. Send the form in with your donation to the AACO home office.

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    To submit your donation online, click on the button below to complete the donation form.


In Memory of Frankie Stegall, CO®

  • Frankie was my teacher at Emory 1966-1967 and a good friend for 57 years. I will miss you and our lunches. -Barbara Boardman-Phillips
  • In memory of my dear friend and fellow orthoptist, Frankie Stegall. - Judie Hoxie

In Honor of the AACO National Meeting

  • In honor of attending your courses in San Francisco. It was way better than the AAO courses. I will attend next year, great work and presentations. - Lance Siegel, MD

In Memory of Dr. Stephen Reeves Waltman

  • In Memoriam of Dr. Stephen Reeves Waltman beloved husband of Gill Roper-Hall, given with love from her orthoptic students - Katie, Angela, Marla, Jay, Em and her colleague, Megan
  • In memory of Gill Roper-Hall's husband, for being a wonderful man, supporter of Gill, and all CO's. - Patricia F. Jenkins
  • In memory of Gill Roper-Hall's Husband, Gill was always an inspiration and supportive to me. - Barbara Boardman-Phillips

In Memory of Dr. Melinda A. Rainey

  • In loving memory of Melinda...a staunch proponent of the orthoptic profession and unwavering friend to many. May she rest in peace! - Katherine J. Fray
  • Melinda was a compassionate and loyal friend who was always able to see the best in others. - Kyle A. Arnoldi
  • In loving memory of Dr. Rainey - Patricia F. Jenkins

In Memory of Arlene A. Stearns CO®

  •  I'll always remember Arlene as she taught a resident, Richard Ruiz, who eventually became my department chairman at University of Texas - Houston Medical School. He was a MAJOR part of my perfect job because he respected Arlene so much. - Patricia F. Jenkins

In Honor of Doris B. Bobb CO®

  • In honor of Doris' 100th Birthday! - Patricia F. Jenkins

In Memory of Fausta Weingeist CO®

  • I make this annual donation in the name of my mother Fausta Weingeist who was a very active member of the AACO as a certified orthoptist and promoted the profession in many ways including making it such an exciting career for me - Leslie Weingeist France, CO
  • Contact

    Nikki Batra, CO®

    AACO Tribute Committee Chair


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