Archive for the ‘Optometry's Meeting’ Category

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Optometry’s Meeting® announces new opening day for conference

November 8, 2013

The Opening General Session for Optometry’s Meeting® in 2014 will be held Wednesday evening, June 25, instead of the traditional Thursday morning. This is one of several planned changes in scheduling designed to make it easier for attendees to take advantage of all that Optometry’s Meeting® offers—continuing education, exhibits, networking and more. Read the rest of this entry ?

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AOA delegates applaud work of advocacy, foundation supporters

October 2, 2013

hod fri sandefur hymesOptometry Association of Lousiana Executive Director Jim Sandefur, O.D., presents AOA Washington office Director Jon Hymes with a memorial plaque of the resolution passed by delegates at the 2013 Optometry’s Meeting® recognizing his outstanding efforts on behalf of optometry. Read the rest of this entry ?

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House honors Cooper for state advocacy legacy

October 2, 2013
Retired AOA Associate Director of State Government Relations Sherry Cooper receives a warm reception at the 2013 AOA House of Delegates in June.

Retired AOA Associate Director of State Government Relations Sherry Cooper receives a warm reception at the 2013 AOA House of Delegates in June.

The House of Delegates passed a resolution expressing its thanks to recently retired AOA Associate Director of State Government Relations Sherry Cooper for her 22 years of service to the profession.

“Sherry has served as an unfailing source of wise counsel, sound advice and factual information whenever needed by affiliates, members, other AOA staff members, state licensing boards, international representatives of the optometric profession, legislators, and members of the public,” the resolution read.

Cooper retired in March 2013 and continues to serve optometry as a consultant to the AOA and as staff for the Resolutions Committee.

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Making a case

October 1, 2013

poster betty harvilleBetty Harville, O.D., of the Southern College of Optometry, presents her poster on “Atypical Vitreomacular Traction: A Case Report” on which she worked with Marlon Utech, O.D. The 2013 Optometry’s Meeting® Poster Session June 29 at the San Diego Convention Center offered a national forum for clinicians, students, and faculty to communicate interesting cases and unique research to their colleagues. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Bowling for optometry

October 1, 2013

student bowlIn a first-ever tie, Varilux Optometry Student Bowl winners Blake Dornstauder, a NOVA Southeastern student, at right, and David Zimmerman, a University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry student, center, celebrate their triumph as Essilor Vice President of Professional Relations and Clinical Affairs Rod Tahran, O.D., looks on. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Inaugural Optometry Cares® 5K Run/Walk raises $20,000 for foundation at Optometry’s Meeting®

August 5, 2013
John Kauderman, at right, from Davie, Fla., crossed the Optometry Cares® 5K finish line first with a time of 18:00, followed by Kent Edens, at left, at 18:45.

John Kauderman, at right, from Davie, Fla., crossed the Optometry Cares® 5K finish line first with a time of 18:00, followed by Kent Edens, at left, at 18:45.

A group of 250 runners and walkers took to the paths of San Diego early Saturday morning, June 29, during Optometry’s Meeting® in a first-of-its kind fundraising event. The 5K Run/Walk to benefit Optometry Cares® – The AOA Foundation was successful in raising more than $20,000 and generated awareness of the many programs supported by the foundation.

John Kauderman, from Davie, Fla., crossed the finish line first with a time of 18:00, followed by Kent Edens at 18:45, and Michael Veliky, O.D., at 19:27.

In the women’s category, Jane Trimberger, from Bloomington, Ind., finished in first place with a time of 19:27. In second place was Vanessa Fimreite, at 21:46, with Amy Peabody finishing third at 22:44.

Cheryl Archer, O.D., president of Optometry Cares® – The AOA Foundation, expressed gratitude to the participants, as well as the sponsors, for the overwhelming success of the event.

“We are thrilled that so many people took time out of their busy schedules during Optometry’s Meeting®, rising early to participate in this unique occasion,” said Dr. Archer. “We are also thankful to the sponsors for making our event possible. And, the fantastic weather and lovely scenery was certainly an added bonus, and we look forward to making this an annual event for our meeting.” Read the rest of this entry ?

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AOA House of Delegates approves new paraoptometric membership program for staff

July 26, 2013

A new AOA Paraoptometric Membership classification for the office staff of AOA-member optometrists was officially created by AOA House of Delegates with a series of resolutions during Optometry’s Meeting®. Read the rest of this entry ?