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The Passing of a Legend in Optometry

In Loving Memory of Dr. Victor Connors

With heavy hearts, WOA announces the passing of Dr. Vic Connors, a legend in the profession of optometry. Dr. Connors was a tireless leader and volunteer for optometry in Wisconsin as a past WOA President, nationally as a past AOA President, and internationally as the past President of the World Council of Optometry.

Practice Fireworks Safety While Celebrating Independence Day

Avoid Fireworks-Related Injuries to the Eye, Especially in Children

What would Fourth of July celebrations be without fireworks? They are often synonymous with our celebration of American independence. Yet, fireworks can pose dangers to a person’s vision and eye health, which is why the members of the Wisconsin Optometric Association (WOA) urge all citizens to exercise safety when it comes to fireworks and celebrating this great national holiday.

Looks Aren't Everything When it Comes to Eyewear

Focus on UV Protection When Purchasing Sunglasses

When you purchase a new pair of sunglasses during the spring and summer months, do you look for a stylish design or proper UV protection? If you answered UV protection, you’re among the less than half of all consumers who make the right decision for their vision and eye health. The most important factor to keep an eye on when purchasing a new pair of shades is that the sunglasses provide adequate protection from the harmful effects of ultraviolet (UV) rays.

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