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More than 30 million Americans have diabetes and another 84 million have prediabetes and are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). In addition, diabetes is the leading cause of new cases of blindness among adults. As prevalent as the condition is, 79 percent of Americans don't [...]
The Kentucky College of Optometry will have a special Ribbon Cutting and Building Dedication on October 27, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at the University of Pikeville. The KOA congratulates the University of Pikeville and KYCO!
The 2017 legislative session is complete and was unlike any prior short session in Kentucky’s history. A record seven bills were passed during the first week and ultimately over 130 wide-ranging bills were passed. Provided below is a summary of the legislation most pertinent to the KOA, along with a link to the actual legislation [...]
There are several simple steps you can take to keep your eyes healthy for the rest of your life: Regular comprehensive eye exams with an optometrist. Visiting an optometrist regularly for a comprehensive dilated eye exam is the most important thing you can do to reduce your risk of vision loss as you age. Although [...]
On August 21, 2017, the United States will experience a solar eclipse. Western KY, specifically Hopkinsville, is identified as one of the best places to view the total solar eclipse. The moon will cover at least part of the sun for 2 to 3 hours. Halfway through, anyone within a narrow path from Oregon to [...]
KOA Members - We had a successful and well-attended series of society road show meetings this summer - over 170 KOA members attended the meetings across the state! For those who attended, KOA President Randy Steele and the KOA welcome your feedback. Provided below is a summary of the information covered in case you were [...]
Applying for a DEA Number To apply for a Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) number, go to the DEA Website to fill out the online application. If you have questions, please call 800-882-9539. Registering with KASPER KY licensed optometrists, who have a DEA number must register with KASPER or your license will not be renewed. You [...]
Mission Lexington (Lexington, KY) - A free vision clinic, housed at Mission Lexington, which will provide exams and glasses on-site to uninsured individuals. Mission Lexington previously only provided medical and dental services. For those interested in volunteering, please contact Dr. Dawn Stratton (Stratton Eyes, J. Galt Eyewear) at email@example.com.