In Memoriam: Professor Emeritus Tony Adams

August 3, 2021
Professor Emeritus Tony Adams passed away on July 16th, 2021. Dr. Adams served as dean of Berkeley Optometry from 1992 to 2001. He confronted and removed barriers, won numerous awards, and served selflessly in positions of leadership.
Dr. Adams was born in Melbourne, Australia in 1940, where he received his BAppSc. After 2 years as a faculty member at Indiana University he joined the Berkeley Optometry faculty as an assistant professor in 1968 while completing his PhD.

In 2014 he was inducted into the Berkeley Optometry Hall of Fame, and last year he received the inaugural UC Berkeley School of Optometry Tony Adams Lifetime Achievement Award for his impressive, important and enduring accomplishments to the school and the profession.

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