Satya B. Verma, OD, FAAO, FNAP, Diplomate

Associate Professor

Satya B. Verma, OD

Dr. Verma To Be Honored By Academy 

The past two years have been quite a period for recognition by his peers and the optometric profession for Satya Verma, OD ’73, professor and associate director of the optometry externship program. At their annual meeting in October, the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) will present Dr. Verma with their 2014 Life Fellowship Award.

The AAO Life Fellowship Award is presented to an individual who has rendered “distinguished service to the science and art of optometry.” In a congratulatory letter to Dr. Verma, AAO awards committee member Chris Johnson, PhD, noted, “The excellence of your career has been acknowledged by numerous honors, and by the tremendous contributions you have made to optometry.  It is only fitting that you be the recipient of this award.” Congratulations, Dr. Verma, on this well-deserved honor!


  • DROpt., School of Optometry, Gandhi Eye Hospital (India)
  • BA, Delhi University (India)
  • OD, Pennsylvania College of Optometry

Role At Salus University:

  • Assistant Director, Externship Program

Selected Representative Publications:

  • Aging Eye-Part I and Part II
  • Eye care in Nursing Homes- A manual for optometrists

Professional Honors and Activities:

  • President-elect, National Academies of Practice (NAP)
  • Secretary, Pennsylvania Vision Conservation Institute (VCI)
  • Board Member, Philadelphia Corporation for Aging (PCA)
  • Chair, Asian Indian Professionals (AIP) Awards Committee
  • Member, Public Health and Community Programs, Prevent BlindnessChair, EPCC at Salus University
  • Past President, Pennsylvania Optometric Association
  • Past Chair, Professional Relations Committee, American Optometric Association
  • Past Chair, Section on Public Health and Environmental Section, American Academy of Optometry
  • “Optometrist of the Year”, American Optometric Association
  • “OD of the Year”, Pennsylvania Optometric Association
  • “Carel C.Koch memorial Medal”, American Academy of Optometry
  • “Distinguished Service Award”, Prevent Blindness America
  • “Professional Excellence Award”, Council of Indian organizations
  • “Geneva Mathiasion Award”, National Council on Aging
  • “George Gottschalk memorial Award”, Pennsylvania Optometric Association