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2022 Legislative Updates

KOA Members, The 2022 Legislative Session ended last evening and there are several positive optometry-related updates to share. A brief summary is included below. The KOA legislative team, led by Dr. John Heltsley, worked tirelessly these past months – in addition to their year-round efforts. A HUGE thank you to all legislative team members and [...]

2022 Legislative Updates2022-10-10T09:15:31-04:00

2022 KOA Awards Recipients

Dr. Steve Compton OD of the Year Dr. Andrew Steele Young OD of the Year Dr. Max Ernst Clifford C. Leadingham Award Dr. Shelli Faughn Paraoptometric of the Year

2022 KOA Awards Recipients2022-04-27T13:50:06-04:00

2021 KOA Awards Recipients

Dr. Karoline Munson Optometrist of the Year Dr. Daniel Bowersox Clifford C. Leadingham Award Dr. Joseph Hammond Young Optometrist of the Year Jerry O’Neill Paraoptometric of the Year

2021 KOA Awards Recipients2022-04-27T13:49:49-04:00

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

Retina Rocks! Online Retina Image Library Now Available!

We are pleased to share this valuable, free resource that is already being utilized by many optometric professionals! Retina Rocks - just launched as www.retinarocks.org - is one of the world’s largest online, open-source retina teaching collections. The images and cases that seeded the initial website were selected from over 30 years of patients seen [...]

Retina Rocks! Online Retina Image Library Now Available!2019-12-12T13:31:05-05:00

2019 KOA Legislative Updates

As usual, the Kentucky General Assembly was passing bills right up until midnight on March 28th - the final day of the legislative session. The tax "clean-up" bill and pension bill regarding quasi-state agencies both passed in the final hours. Both are likely to be signed by the Governor. The KOA closely tracked a number [...]

2019 KOA Legislative Updates2022-05-27T15:24:12-04:00

2019 KOA Award Winners

During this year’s Presidential Luncheon at Spring Conference, the annual KOA Awards were presented. These individuals work hard to promote optometry, as well as volunteer and contribute to their communities. Congratulations to this year's honorees! 2019 Optometrist of the Year: Dr. Brett Abney 2019 Clifford C. Leadingham Award: Dr. Max Downey 2019 Young Optometrist [...]

2019 KOA Award Winners2019-05-23T03:33:20-04:00

KOA Response to KY HEALTH Medicaid Waiver

The Kentucky Optometric Association (KOA) is displeased by the removal of routine vision benefits to Kentucky adults in the expansion population. As the state's primary eye health providers, Kentucky optometrists strongly feel the population's overall health will suffer and the costs to KY's Medicaid program will only increase. CMS recently re-approved the KY HEALTH Medicaid [...]

KOA Response to KY HEALTH Medicaid Waiver2018-12-06T14:44:04-05:00
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