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WOA Reps and Students Go to Washington D.C.
|WOA Representatives (pictured L-R): President Dr. Dave Nelson, Executive Vice President Mr. Peter Theo, Vice President Dr. Ann Wonderling and President-Elect Dr. Chris Marquardt||WOA Representatives with student members on Capitol Hill|
As a follow up to Optometry’s Meeting (OM) in Washington D.C. June 21-24, please view this short video highlighting some of the student activities and celebrations during the event. Approximately 2500 students traveled to DC for this meeting by utilizing the new AOA Plus program, which provided $750 per student for travel and lodging expenses. In addition to the OM events, a group of students joined WOA leadership in our Capitol Hill visits with Wisconsin’s Congressional delegation. As usual, these students enhanced the effectiveness of our meetings by providing their opinions and academic perspectives.
Don't Miss the Must-Attend 2017 WOA Convention and Annual Meeting at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells!
Registration is now open for the 2017 WOA Convention and Annual Meeting, taking place from Sept. 21 -24, 2017 at the Kalahari Resort and Convention Center in Wisconsin Dells, WI! The event offers 22 hours of Wisconsin Optometry Examined Board-approved Continuing Education as well as a full exhibit hall with over 50 companies in attendance. A stellar lineup of speakers includes Blair Lonsberry, O.D., Full Professor, Pacific University College of Optometry, Hillsboro, OR; Danica Marelli, O.D., Clinical Professor, Director Ocular Diagnostic and Medical Eye Service, University of Houston, Houston, TX; Kelly Malloy, O.D., Associate Professor, The Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University, Philadelphia, PA.
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.
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