WOA in the News
The Wisconsin Optometric Association is dedicated to reaching the public with the most up-to-date, relevant information about optometry and vision health. Our publicity efforts range from children's vision programs to consumer information and doctor news. Check out recent WOA coverage!
WOA President and Wisconsin Special Olympics International Opening Eyes Program Clinical Director Dr. Kellye Knueppel discusses Special Olympics Opening Eyes and the benevolent, volunteer care WOA member optometrists and their staff provide to Special Olympics athletes as part of this outstanding program. This interview was featured on RadioNow Milwaukee's "Conversations" program.
WOA Director at Large Dr. Ann Wonderling sat down with Today's Talk 1490 WLFN radio in La Crosse and interviewer Bob Schmidt for an informative and entertaining interview on Seasonal Allergies. Part of a larger podcast, Dr. Wonderling's interview segment begins at 36:40 and is easily accessible by scrolling over to this point in the recording. A worthwhile listen!
WOA Immediate Past President Dr. Jeff Sarazen was interviewed on the topic of Seasonal Eye Allergies, continuing his on-air presence with WJMT radio in Wausau.
The Rhinelander Star Journal published an article on Seasonal Eye Allergies based upon the WOA's news release for April 2013.
WOA Communications Chair Dr. John Bonsett-Veal speaks about Low Vision Awareness in this live interview televised on WKOW-TV in Madison. Featured on the 5' o clock news with evening anchor Amber Noggle, the interview recognizes February as National Low Vision Awareness Month while providing key details about this prevalent visual impairment.
The Fond du Lac Reporter featured an article on high-tech classrooms with comments from two WOA members, Drs. Linda Dejmek and Brian Conran. Note: the WOA syndicated its press release on high-tech classrooms in September 2012, and the Fond du Lac Reporter did not update the published article with our 2013 President, Dr. Kellye Knuppel. We have notified the publication concerning this issue.
Continuing his series with WJMT radio Wausau, WOA Immediate Past President Dr. Jeff Sarazen sits down to talk about Low Vision Awareness during the month of February.
Dr. Dave Ziegler, a WOA member OD who practices in West Allis, participated in an extended-length interview on Glaucoma Awareness for a thorough discussion with host and producer Libby Collins on 94.5 "The Lake" FM in Milwaukee. Listen to the interview on the station's website. It is located under "Lakeviews, January 27, 2013" and can be accessed by clicking on "Listen to Part 2 here."
WOA Immediate Past President Dr. Jeff Sarazen discusses the importance of Glaucoma Awareness on WJMT radio in Wausau.
WKOW-TV in Madison hosted WOA Communications Chair Dr. John Bonsett-Veal on its Wake Up Wisconsin program on Friday, Dec. 14. In this interview with Wake Up Wisconsin morning news anchor Elishah Oesch, Dr. Bonsett-Veal talks about safe toys and gifts for children during the holidays.
Dr. Jeff Sarazen, WOA President, speaks with WJMT radio Wausau about purchasing safe toys and gifts for your children during the holiday season.
WOA Madison Area Optometric Society President Dr. Tessa Sokol sits with WKOW-TV Madison Evening News Anchor Amber Noggle to discuss safe toys and gifts for children during the holiday season. Televised live on WKOW's 5:00 evening news.
The Star Journal, covering Rhinelander and the surrounding areas in North Central Wisconsin, published the WOA's story on National Diabetes Awareness Month in November.
Dr. Sarazen recently sat down with "Mr. Bill" from WJMT AM radio in Wausau to discuss the important role eye doctors play in the early detection and prevention of diabetes in an in-depth interview segment, as WOA recognizes November as National Diabetes Awareness Month.
WOA President Dr. Jeff Sarazen was interviewed by CBS Wausau (WSAW-TV) concerning the trend of wearing decorative contact lenses around Halloween. Featured as a top story on the station's website, this is a dynamic and engaging televised interview.
The Baraboo News Republic quotes WOA President Dr. Jeff Sarazen and WOA member optometrist Dr. Emily Parker on the vision and eye health risks of wearing decorative contact lenses without a proper fitting and valid prescription from an eye doctor and discusses the federal law regulating the sale of decorative lenses.
Dr. John Bonsett-Veal, WOA Communications Chair, discusses the importance of children receiving a comprehensive eye exam from a licensed doctor of optometry prior to heading "back-to-school."
Member doctor and current WOA Wisconsin Valley Optometric Society President Dr. Larry Addison featured on WSAW-TV. Dr. Addison discusses the impact of vision and eye health on a child's learning ability as children head "back-to-school."
WOA Past President Dr. Brad Jorgensen interviewed for a story on the impact of vision on children's learning and the need for children to receive a comprehensive eye exam from an optometrist before going "back-to-school."
WOA President Dr. Jeff Sarazen interviewed by WJMT-AM radio in Wausau: Dr. Sarazen discusses the impact on learning and the need for children heading "back-to-school" to receive a comprehensive eye exam from their optometrist.
The American Optometric Association (AOA) has published a full feature on the WOA, highlighting WOA's successful methods towards driving growth and accelerating member engagement.
Dr. John Bonsett-Veal, WOA Communications Chair, recently conducted a pair of interviews on the importance of Fireworks Safety.
Dr. Melissa Terrill, a WOA member OD, shares her and her husband's personal story on WKOW ABC Channel 27 News in Madison. Melissa and Mike Terrill received the Jefferson Award for public service after founding Mikayla's Grace, a volunteer organization that assists bereaved parents and families of those who have lost a child.
WOA member Dr. Doug Stine's practice, Stine Eye Center in Weston, WI, is the recipient of the 2012 Small Business of the Year Award from the Wausau Chamber of Commerce! Congratulations to Dr. Stine and his colleagues!
Protect your independence during National Low Vision Awareness Month. The WOA encourages those affected by low vision to be proactive.
WOA Past President and current Communications Chair Dr. John Bonsett-Veal spoke with "Wake up Wisconsin" Weekend Morning Anchor Julia Fello on Glaucoma Awareness.
Protect your sight during National Glaucoma Awareness Month! WOA's member doctors encourage everyone to see their optometrist for a comprehensive dilated eye exam. Coverage was featured in Wisconsin Health News and the Waushara Argus.
The Racine Journal Times published a piece regarding the recent content lens recall, featuring quotations from WOA members Dr. Doug Hinson and WOA Past President Dr. John Warren.
WOA President Dr. Lisa Slaby explains the importance of a comprehensive dilated eye examination from a licensed optometrist, as WOA recognizes November as National Diabetes Awareness Month. Listen to this informative and insightful interview with Dr. Slaby on WIGM/WKEB radio.
Sturgeon Bay optometrist Dr. Michelle Harper wins WOA 2011 Optometrist of the Year Award
Incoming 2012 WOA President Dr. Jeff Sarazen and staff
Dr. Bonsett-Veal teaches listeners about the negative impact of children's vision and eye health problems on learning and puts comprehensive eye exams from a licensed WOA member OD at the top of the blackboard, in this August 17, 2011 interview with WKEB/WIGM Radio in Medford, WI.
June 28, 2011 Interview - Dr. John Bonsett-Veal speaks with morning announcer Russ Gowey on WKEB/WIGM Radio in Medford About the Importance of Fireworks Safety during the Fourth of July Holiday
Sacks & Bolonz, a company specializing in the defense of employer workers compensation based in Los Angeles County, picked up coverage of WOA's press release on Save Your Vision Month for their blog.
Save Your Vision Month generated a significant amount of press coverage in 2011, benefitting citizens who work with computers as well as those who wield sledgehammers.
Coverage was garnered in the Wisconsin Rapids Tribune, the Stevens Point Journal, wisinfo, and the Lake Mills Leader.
Dr. Bonsett-Veal talks to John and Tammy about VISION USA- The Wisconsin Project on 96.3 FM Star Country.
WOA is featured in Dunn County News regarding Glaucoma Awarenss Month.
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Dr. Sarazen visits Great Country 101.9 FM to discuss glaucoma in honor of Glaucoma Awareness Month.
Dr. Sarazen discusses vision and diabetes in honor of Diabetes Awareness Month on WSAW-TV.
Dr. Bonsett-Veal talks with John and Tammy of Star Country 96.3 FM about Computer Vision Syndrome.
Dr. Paul Filar's Camera Invention Heads to the Internation Space Station!
Read about it in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Also published in the Door County Advocate and AARP Bulletin.
Dr. Eric Paulsen wins Optometrist of the Year Award.
Featured in the Door County Advocate
WOA Encourages Wisconsin Parents to Add a Comprehensive Eye Exam to the Back to School List.
Featured in the Racine News
WOA Suggests Fireworks Safety Tips.
Featured in the Racine News and Directory of Madison