Dori Carlson has been elected president of the American Optometric Association, the first time ever a woman has held the position. She succeeds Joe Ellis. Carlson, who practices in North Dakota, said that she plans to focus on promoting eye exams, not just screenings, for children to be included in the U.S.'s health care reform. At the association's meeting, Ronald Hopping was chosen as president-elect; Mitchell Munson was elected vice president; and David Cockrell won the slot of secretary-treasurer. Hilary Hawthorne, Barbara Horn, Steven Loomis, Samuel Pierce, Christopher Quinn and Andrea Thau are all new trustees for the organization.