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NEI director Dr. Paul Sieving was recently awarded the American Optometric Association’s Health Care Leadership Award. Dr. David Cockrell of the AOA board of trustees presented him with a plaque and praised him for his dedication and achievements in the area of eye and vision health. In his acceptance speech, Sieving highlighted recent advances in vision research. Each May, the Health Care Leadership Award is presented during AOA’s Congressional Advocacy Conference. Recipients of the award include members of Congress and the administration who are chosen based on their involvement in health care issues.