Dr. Wartman Articles

KOA Members, We are pleased to offer an additional membership benefit - the KOA has partnered with Dr. Rebecca Wartman to assist with third-party issues. The KOA and our leadership committees will continue to assist members as always, yet we recognize there is no such thing as too much help! Dr. Wartman is the third-party [...]

Dr. Wartman Articles2023-12-14T11:01:40-05:00

KOA One Stop Newsletters

December 29, 2023:  Look ahead to 2024 Legislative Session! Save the Date: Optometry Day in Frankfort! Membership Dues Renewal Reminder!December 22, 2023:  Happy Holidays! AOA Business Card Benefits! Advocacy Alert: Tell Congress to Stop Medicare Cuts! December 15, 2023:  Busy Week at the KOA! Member Benefit: Help Avoid OD Burnout! Congrats Dr. Samantha Myers! Purchase [...]

KOA One Stop Newsletters2024-03-29T14:44:26-04:00

2021 Legislative Updates

2021 Legislative Update: Drivers Vision Testing - Signed by Governor Beshear! House Bill 439 was signed by the Governor yesterday! Effective July 2024, all drivers will be required to pass a vision screening in order to renew their driver's license. For more details on what House Bill 439 requires, please review THIS SUMMARY DOCUMENT! As [...]

2021 Legislative Updates2022-06-01T13:17:49-04:00

Society Roadshows

Thank you to everyone that attended the KOA Virtual Society Roadshows this year. If you missed the virtual meeting, but would like to still listen to the meeting click on the link to hear the audio version of the meeting! Click Here to Register for the Monday, August 28th Webinar at 8:00pm [...]

Society Roadshows2023-12-20T10:09:07-05:00

2018 KOA Legislative Updates

The KOA legislative team has consistently spoken about - and monitored - emerging online eye health technologies, and the threats these technologies pose to consumer safety. No standards or safeguards previously existed in Kentucky to regulate these technologies and properly protect Kentucky consumers. The KOA overwhelmingly passed House Bill 191 - The Consumer Protection in [...]

2018 KOA Legislative Updates2021-02-02T16:25:19-05:00

2017 KOA Legislative Updates

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 [...]

2017 KOA Legislative Updates2020-10-22T16:29:18-04:00

2017 Society Roadshows

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 [...]

2017 Society Roadshows2018-11-06T16:03:08-05:00

Third Party

DEA - June 2023 UPDATEAll practitioners seeking DEA registration must obtain 8 additional hours of education on substance abuse identification and treatment, per 2022 congressional action. This applies to new and existing DEA providers.Doctors may complete any number of courses to reach the 8-hour requirement and need only do so one time; doctors will not [...]

Third Party2023-11-30T14:58:45-05:00

Volunteer Opportunities

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

Volunteer Opportunities2018-11-06T13:04:10-05:00

Affinity Programs

The KOA has formed partnerships with the following groups: Phil Brown Insurance Agency 1-800-727-6966 9300 Shelbyville Road, Suite 1004 Louisville, KYÂ 40222 Professional Insurance Plans 800-783-7086 1795 Alysheba Way Lexington, KY 40509 Capital Preservation Services, LLC 1-877-432-0921 I.C. Systems (Collection Service) 1-800-443-4123 Practice Compliance Solutions (Optometric Business Solutions) 214-998-2723 More information available [...]

Affinity Programs2022-08-15T16:00:00-04:00
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