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WOA Reps and Students Go to Washington D.C.» Read article
Practice Fireworks Safety While Celebrating Independence Day» Read article
Thank You to All 2017 WOA Spring Seminar Attendees!» Read article
See Your Eye Doctor for a Comprehensive Eye Exam in the New Year!» Read article
Experience Quality CE in a Unique Setting by Attending the 2017 WOA Northwoods Event
Are you looking for “unique CE in a unique setting?” Attend the 2017 Northwoods Education Event at Wild Eagle Lodge in Eagle River, WI, and look no further! The Wild Eagle Lodge has a unique lakeside setting with many amenities to enjoy. The resort is spread over 19 acres of prime property with 1900 feet of manicured shoreline right on Eagle River’s world famous chain of 28 lakes. Wild Eagle Lodge is the perfect getaway with fishing boats, rowboats, pontoons, private boat launch and piers to assist you on your adventure. Relax by the heated indoor pool, sauna and whirlpool. Play a competitive tennis match, volleyball game, basketball, or have a friendly fishing contest all right on the spacious grounds. The Blue Heron, the onsite restaurant and lounge, offers dining excellence all freshly prepared by the resort chef. With friendly and efficient service, enjoy your dinner and favorite beverage in front of their cozy stone fireplace.
Plan Ahead to Safely Observe the Great American Eclipse
As you may know, this Aug. 21, 2017, a solar eclipse will envelop the entire nation. WOA President, Dr. David P. Nelson, notes, “Since Wisconsin is not an area that will experience complete coverage, wearing glasses specifically designed for eclipse viewing is critical.”
The consequences of improperly viewing the eclipse can be immense and permanent, and because the retina has no pain receptors, that damage can occur without any sensation of pain. Solar retinopathy can occur in a very short amount of time, damaging the fovea and harming visual acuity. That's why it is critical to spread the message of eye safety and caution the public to only view the eclipse with proper eyewear. Sunglasses do not qualify.
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.
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