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WOA Reps and Students Go to Washington D.C.

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See Your Eye Doctor for a Comprehensive Eye Exam in the New Year!

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November is Diabetes Awareness Month!

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, diabetes affects over 30 million Americans. While many know of diabetes as a prevalent, damaging disease, many may be unaware of the important role eye doctors play in the diagnosis and care of patients with diabetes. The eye is the only place on the body that blood vessels can be seen without having to look through skin or tissue. As a result, optometrists can detect many diseases that affect our blood vessels, such as diabetes, which allows patients to seek treatment before they progress to something more serious. The members of the Wisconsin Optometric Association (WOA) encourage all citizens to visit their eye doctor for a yearly, comprehensive eye exam to ensure the early detection of diabetes and prevention of complications from this widespread disease.

Thank you to all who attended the 2017 Primary Care Symposium!

 The Wisconsin Optometric Association held its 2017 Primary Care Symposium at the Country Springs Hotel in Waukesha on November 10-11. Nine hours of education in glaucoma and pharmacology were provided by a duo of professional speakers.

The 2017 WOA Northwoods Event Once-Again Offers Quality CE in a Unique Setting

Wild Eagle Lodge

The 2017 Northwoods Education Event was held October 13-14 at the Wild Eagle Lodge in Eagle River, WI.  The beautiful Wild Eagle Lodge offered attendees a unique lakeside setting with many amenities to enjoy, including: fishing boats, rowboats, pontoons, heated indoor pool, sauna, tennis and basketball courts, onsite dining and much more. Of course, these activities were enjoyed between quality educational programs, which provided 8 continuing education hours. Thank you to all who attended!

Thank You to All Who Attended the 2017 WOA Convention and Annual Meeting

The 2017 WOA Convention and Annual Meeting took place from Sept. 21 - 24 at the Kalahari Resort and Convention Center in Wisconsin Dells, WI. Convention is WOA's largest meeting of the year, and over 300 doctors from across the country were in attendance. In addition, the event housed a full exhibit hall, with companies in attendance to bring the latest technology and the most up-to-date information regarding products and services to doctors.

Thank you to all doctors who attended the 2017 WOA Convention and Annual Meeting, and thank you to all speakers, exhibitors, optometry students, and paraoptometric professionals who helped make the event successful!


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