Medal Monday: Milton J. Eger, OD '40
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Medal Monday: Milton J. Eger, OD '40

President’s Medal Recipients

Many people have been part of the proud history of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO) and Salus University.  Alumni, faculty, and friends of the College helped establish PCO as a pioneer and leader in the field of optometric education and the profession of optometry. The following people - highlighted on Medal Mondays - were honored on May 20, 1995 at the 75th Anniversary Gala Celebration for their outstanding contributions to the College and the field of optometry and vision care.

At the Centennial Gala Celebration on April 27, 2019, additional alumni, faculty, and friends will be honored.       

Milton J. Eger, OD ’40, FAAO (1919-1990) 

Milton J. EgerDuring his lifetime, Dr. Eger distinguished himself as a writer and editor. He was editor of the Pennsylvania Optometrist and the Journal of the American Optometric Association. He served on the Board of Trustees from 1966 to 1968 and from 1974 to 1984. In 1987, he helped establish the Optometry School of Tel Aviv University in Israel. He was a Diplomate in the Contact Lens Section of the American Academy of Optometry. In 1981, he was awarded Alumnus of the Year. Dr. Eger served as President of the Pennsylvania Optometric Association and remained active in the American Optometric Association in many capacities until his death.