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Alex Sorkin, American optometrist. Recipient award, National Eye Research Foundation, Service Recognition award, 1980, Service award, Cancer Cooperative, 1981.


Sorkin, Alex was born on August 6, 1937 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Sidney and Nettie (Horwitz) Sorkin.


Bachelor of Science, Illinois College Optometry, 1963. OD, Illinois College Optometry, 1964.


Member faculty Illinois College Optometry, 1964—1966. Private practice Chicago, 1964—1966, Champaign, since 1972. Researcher, lecturer contact lens design and fitting.

Judge Chicago Public Schools Science Fair, 1965—1966. Optometry officer medical service corporations United States Army Hospital, Nurnberg, Germany, 1966—1968. Supervisor research clinic Wesley-Jessen, Inc., Chicago, 1969—1972.

Chairman section, eye photography National Eye Research Foundation, 1969—1972, traveling lecturer, since 1969, vice chairman section keratoscopy, since 1973. Attending staff department ophthalmology Cook County Hospital, Chicago, 1971—1972. Classical music annotator Station WTWC-FM, 1973—1976.

Board directors Cancer Cooperative, since 1977, president, 1978—1981. Preceptor Pennsylvania College Optometry, since 1979.


Board directors Champaign-Urbana Symphony, since 1980. Member of Illinois Pilots Association, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, East Central Illinois Optometric Association (president 1978-1980), Illinois Optometric Association (executive council since 1978, vice president education since 1980, chairman, task force 1979-1980), American Optometric Association.