Reduce Your Taxes: Register for a convenient 30-Minute Lunchtime or Afterhours Session – WOA’s vendor partner, Capital Preservation Services, has scheduled three webinars to provide members with an additional opportunity to learn more about the services they provide. Capital Preservation Services will demonstrate ways you can reduce your tax liability and maximize your tax planning beyond the basics of buying equipment for depreciation or contributing to a qualified retirement plan? Learn how efficient tax structuring can make a significant difference to your bottom line!
The Wisconsin Optometric Association 2017 Primary Care Symposium will be held at the Country Springs Hotel in Waukesha on November 10-11. The classes will begin at 6:00 p.m. on Friday and will run until 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. This will be the final education seminar provided by the WOA in 2017, with nine hours of excellent continuing education offered.
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.
|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.
Thank you to all members who attended the 2017 WOA Spring Seminar at the Marriott Madison West. Attendance was up by nearly 40 doctors making this one of the best attended Spring Seminars in recent history. Attending doctors, speakers, exhibitors, and sponsors helped make this event a success!
Need more CE before the biennium ends on December 15, 2017? All optometrists wishing to renew and maintain their Wisconsin licensure must earn 30 continuing education credits prior to this date. Join your friends and colleagues at the WOA Annual Meeting being held September 21st – 24th at the Kalahari Resort in the Wisconsin Dells. 22 CE credits available.
The Wisconsin Optometric Association wishes all Wisconsinites an enjoyable holiday season and a Happy New Year in 2017. Give yourself the gift of healthy vision and schedule an appointment with your licensed Wisconsin eye doctor in the New Year! Make your annual eye exam with your eye doctor a regular part of your overall good health care regimen.
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.
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.
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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