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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 Updates2022-06-01T13:09:55-04:00

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

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 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

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

Kentucky College of Optometry

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!

Kentucky College of Optometry2017-11-06T11:12:31-05:00

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

See Well for a Lifetime

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 [...]

See Well for a Lifetime2018-11-06T15:56:54-05:00

Solar Eclipse: Safe Viewing Tips!

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 [...]

Solar Eclipse: Safe Viewing Tips!2022-03-17T16:02:58-04:00
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