Help Celebrate Our 2018 Parks Medalists – Children's Eye Foundation of AAPOS

Help Celebrate Our 2018 Parks Medalists


Help Celebrate Our 2018 Parks Medalists!

The Children’s Eye Foundation is proud to support and honor the legends and pioneers of Pediatric Ophthalmology. Beginning in 2002, each year CEF has awarded the Parks Medal. Over the past 16 years we have been fortunate to celebrate individuals for their outstanding achievement in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus. You can read more about the history of the Parks Medal program here.


The Silver Parks Medal is pediatric ophthalmology’s equivalent to the Nobel Prize. It recognizes monumental contributions within the areas of research, clinical care, medical education, organizational activities, public health or other resource contributions.

Click here to see the biographies of our past Silver Medalists!

The Bronze Parks Medal is awarded to past presidents of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus and other individuals for their noteworthy contributions to children’s eye care. Click here to read biographies of our past Bronze Medalists.

This year we are thrilled to honor Dr. Forrest Dayrel Ellis with the Silver Parks Medal.

Forrest D. Ellis, M.D.

Recognized for his outstanding general knowledge and expertise across the broad spectrum of pediatric ophthalmology, pediatric ophthalmic surgery, and adult strabismus surgery, Forrest D. Ellis, M.D., is best known by many as a dedicated and skilled educator and mentor. Be sure to visit his biography where you can catch our video about his amazing career.

We are also grateful for the work of both Dr. Richard A. Lewis and Dr. Robert E. Wiggins, Jr., each of whom are being awarded the Bronze Parks Medal. You can read more about Dr. Lewis’ and Dr. Wiggins’ important work within the field of pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus.

Richard A. Lewis, M.D., M.S.

Robert E. Wiggins, Jr., M.D., M.H.A.

We very much look forward to the medal ceremony next week in Washington, D.C.! And if you’d like to attend our Parks Medal Gala, you can purchase tickets here!