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Amy DeVries, OD, of Fremont was honored with the Nebraska Optometric Association’s (NOA) Young Optometrist of the Year Award at the association’s annual convention Oct. 5 in Kearney. This award is presented to a Nebraska optometrist who has been licensed for 10 years or less and has contributed their time and talent in the most outstanding manner for the betterment of the visual health and welfare of the public and to the profession of optometry.

DeVries graduated from Texas Tech University in 2003, cum laude in honors studies with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and received her Doctor of Optometry degree from the Southern California College of Optometry in 2008. She earned Fellowship in the American Academy of Optometry in 2016.

DeVries currently serves as a director for the NOA and the Nebraska Foundation for Children’s Vision. She is the key contact for her state senator and contributes to the NOA Political Action Committee. She is a graduate of the NOA Leadership Institute and has been instrumental in the association’s membership campaign which targets younger members. She has spearheaded development of a young optometrist network in the state.

DeVries is a member of the Fremont Area Chamber of Commerce, serves on the Board of Directors for Care Corps Family Services, and serves as a discussion group leader for Mothers of Preschoolers. DeVries enjoys spending time with her husband, Nathan, and her family and friends. She also enjoys cooking, traveling, and most of all being a mother to her children, Nyle and Ashlyn.

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