Dr Ozy Okonokhua holds a Doctor of Optometry (OD) from the Abia State University, Uturu, Nigeria. In addition, he has attended numerous professional training; seminars, workshops etc, both locally and internationally in the intervening period since he graduated, and currently a member of the Nigerian College of Optometrists.
With over 25 years of professional practice, Dr Okonokhua is an experienced practitioner and a valuable resource to the fight against avoidable blindness in Nigeria and beyond.
As a professional leader, Dr Okonokhua, from his student days, served the Nigerian Optometric Students Association (NOSA) as Chair of Editorial Board and, as Financial Secretary; responsibilities he discharged with aplomb.
Beyond the University, Dr Ozy Okonokhua has been making significant contributions towards the development of Optometry in Nigeria, having taken up numerous responsibilities both in organized optometry and beyond. As a Corps Member, Dr Okonokhua planned, initiated and executed 10 community-based eye care services in constituent communities of Suleja LGA in Niger State; a feat that contributed significantly in his winning the Distinguished Niger State Award for Corps Members.
A Founding Member of the NOA FCT Chapter, pioneer Secretary, and later Chair of the chapter, Dr Okonokhua was one-time NOA National Publicity Secretary of the NOA.
As an administrator, pro-optometry advocate and flagbearer, Dr Okonokhua has been playing prominent pro-optometry roles in numerous high-level government and administrative discourses, effectively canvassing pro-optometry positions with vigour. With several strategic inputs in boardroom decisions, he has contributed significantly to the advancement of optometry in Nigeria. Currently a Director in the FCT Administration’s health facilities’ regulatory agency, He has also held governmental and non-governmental board positions in several establishments. Dr Okonokhua possesses top-level skills acquired through several high-grade trainings and experience in Administration, Management and Leadership.
An optometrist with distinction, Dr Okonokhua is a star member of the Lions Club International, serving in various capacities within the Lions Club hierarchy, including as President, Abuja Metropolitan Lions club, Chair of Zone 6A, Committee Chair for Sight District 404A2(2015-2019), Captain of Lions Club presidents in Nigeria (2016-2017). Even within the Lions Club, Dr Okonokhua has always incorporated eye care in his services to humanity, using his position as a Lions president to sponsor four corneal transplants for 3 Nigerians thereby restoring their rights to sight.
A distinguished Nigerian, Dr Ozy Okonokhua has been honoured and recognized across several fora. He is:
A Winner of the Niger State NYSC Award (1995)
An NOA National Commendation Awardee (2007)
A Fellow of the Nigerian Optometric Association (2008)
An NOA FCT chapter Meritorious Service Awardee (2015) and Integrity and Honour Awardee (2016)
A winner of the Lions Club International Presidents’Award for eye care services (2016), among several others.
A happy husband and father, Dr Ozy Okonokhua currently serve as the President of the NOA.
Dr. Ozy can be reached on email@example.com