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Dixon Eye Doctor Named Optometrist of the Year by COA

For Immediate Release 

March 3, 2020

Contact: Jenna Thompson, 916.444.7280, Jenna@paschalroth.com



Sacramento, CA – Today, the California Optometric Association (COA) announced John G. Rosten, O.D., MSc, Diplomate ABO, has been named the “Optometrist of the Year.” Dr. Rosten is a practicing optometrist at Dixon Eyecare Associates in Dixon, CA, and was COA’s president in 2014. 

“The California Optometric Association is pleased to honor Dr. Rosten’s tireless commitment to improving access to and the quality of eye care for all Californians,” said Dr. Jason Tu, president of the California Optometric Association. “The prestigious Optometrist of the Year Award recognizes Dr. Rosten’s passion for increasing access to eye and health care for California’s underserved populations. His leadership as COA president during the launch of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) helped strengthen opportunities to expand the scope of optometric services and meet California’s demand for more accessible and improved eye care. In addition to his leadership within the profession of optometry, Dr. Rosten has had a record of outstanding public service that extends far beyond his exam room, including the care of impoverished peoples on four continents.” 

"It is an honor to have been selected by my colleagues for this prestigious award,” said Dr. Rosten. “Throughout my decades as a COA member, I’ve relished the opportunity to advocate for the profession I love. I look forward to many more years helping to lead our profession’s outreach to the public and to policymakers and to increasing awareness of optometry’s value in improving access to healthcare for underserved populations.”

Dr. Rosten received his bachelor of science degree with honors from the University of California at Davis, and his doctor of optometry degree with honors from the University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Rosten is a member of the American Optometric Association, and a past president and active member of both the California Optometric Association and the Sacramento Valley Optometric Society. Over his career, he has enjoyed leading eye care teams to underserved areas of the world, including Honduras, Albania, Nepal, Kenya, and Rwanda. Dr. Rosten resides in Dixon; he is married and has two children and five grandchildren.


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