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Volunteer and support your section in the AOA Central booth at Optometry’s Meeting® and get a chance to win an iPad

May 31, 2012

Support YOUR section by volunteering in the AOA Central sections booth at Optometry’s Meeting® and be eligible to win an iPad!

How? Volunteer at the sections booth. Advocate for your section. The sections will provide talking points and an awesome incentive. For each hour volunteering in the booth, members will receive a raffle ticket toward an iPad 3. For every three AOA members signed up, the volunteer gets another raffle ticket.

When? Anytime during registration hours: Thursday, June 28 through Saturday, June 30.

Help grow the sections, and spread the word about the value of section membership!

Contact Melissa Flower at mlflower@aoa.org for schedule availability or to learn more.

CLCS programs/events

Register for the Contact Lens and Cornea Section (CLCS) Awards Reception using function code 0260. The reception is Friday, June 29 at 6:30 p.m.

Join the CLCS as it honors the 2012 recipient of the Dr. Donald Korb Award, Perry Rosenthal, M.D. Sponsored by Alcon.

Also register for the CLCS Korb Award Lecture of Excellence using function code 3065. The lecture is Saturday, June 30 from 10 a.m. to noon.

This two-hour COPE-approved course will be presented by 2012 Korb Award recipient Dr. Rosenthal.

The Boston Foundation for Sight (BFS) is an internationally renowned nonprofit eye health care organization founded in 1992 by Dr. Rosenthal and is dedicated to restoring vision and improving quality of life for patients and their families.

It strives to transform complex corneal disease education, research, and treatment by using the unique optical benefits of rigid contact lenses in masking irregular astigmatism of eyes suffering from diseased corneas.

Dr. Rosenthal will share his vast experience as co-founder of Polymer Technology Corporation, now a subsidiary of Bausch + Lomb, where he led the development of the Boston Lens polymers and solutions and the patented spline based DTF™ CAD/CAM program that allows custom design capabilities currently being used by the BFS.

Don’t miss the CLCS Annual Business Meeting on Friday, June 29 at 5 p.m.

The section business meeting will be open to all CLCS members and invited guests.

The CLCS membership will be updated on section business, vote on council nominees, and applaud the awardees.

VRS programs/events

Register for the Vision Rehabilitation (VRS) Member Forum on Friday, June 29 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. using function code 0230.

The AOA VRS Member Forum provides an opportunity for discussion on current topics in optometric vision rehabilitation.

This forum is an open exchange of ideas regarding health care reform, practice regulations, state laws, reimbursement, and treatment options for the visually impaired population.

Registration is open to all VRS section members, state affiliate executive directors, and invited guests.

Don’t miss the VRS Annual Business Meeting on Friday, June 29 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Come and learn first-hand about current and future section business plans. Interact with your council members and get an update on section business, and activities.

VRS members will vote on council nominees for the next year of service. This is open to VRS OD members and invited guests.

The VRS Reception will be Friday, June 29 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Register for function code 0250.

The AOA VRS hosts this event annually for the practitioners, educators, and leaders, past and present, in the field of vision rehabilitation. This is a joyous atmosphere where friends and colleagues can socialize and catch up on the latest news and information in the vision rehabilitation field.

Registration is open to all VRS members and invited guests.

SVS programs/events

The Sports Vision Section (SVS) will hold its Annual Business Meeting Friday, June 29 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Come and learn first-hand about current and future section business plans.

Interact with council members and get an update on section business, and activities.

SVS members will vote on council nominees for the next year of service.

This is open to SVS OD members and invited guests.

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