Press Releases

The Wisconsin Optometric Association distributes monthly topical news release to Wisconsin media. You will find the most recent releases archived below. Please contact the WOA office with media interest inquiries or questions at 800-678-5357 or woa@woa-eyes.org.

June 2017

PRACTICE FIREWORKS SAFETY WHILE CELEBRATING INDEPENDENCE DAY: Avoid fireworks-related injuries to the eye, especially in children

May 2017

LOOKS AREN'T EVERYTHING WHEN IT COMES TO EYEWEAR: Focus on UV protection when purchasing sunglasses

March 2017

PROTECT YOUR VISION IN TODAY'S TECHNOLOGICAL WORLD: The Wisconsin Optometric Association offers tips to safeguard your sight in recogition of Save Your Vision Month

January 2017

EARLY DETECTION AND TREATMENT PROTECTS YOUR VISION FROM GLACUOMA: See your licensed eye doctor for yearly, comprehensive eye exams and preserve your vision

December 2016

SYMPTOMS, CAUSES, AND TREATMENT OF DRY EYE: Avoid suffering from this common and often chronic condition this winter season

November 2016

THE EYES PROVIDE A WINDOW TO DIABETES DIAGNOSIS: Protect your vision and schedule a comprehensive eye examination with a licensed eye doctor

October 2016

AVOID SCARY CONSEQUENCES FROM NON-PRESCRIPTION DECORATIVE CONTACT LENSES: Federal law prohibits consumers from purchasing decorative contact lenses without a doctor's prescription

September 2016

AGING EYES MAY BRING CHANGES TO YOUR VISION, NOT NECESSARILY YOUR INDEPEDENCE: See your eye doctor for regular comprehensive eye exams to maintain your quality of life

August 2016

LOW VISION DOES NOT HAVE TO DIMINISH QUALITY OF LIFE: The Wisconsin Optometric Association encourages those affected by low vision to protect their independence

July 2016

CHILDREN'S INCREASED TECHNOLOGY USE MAY LEAD TO FUTURE EYE HEALTH ISSUES: WOA recommends children have yearly comprehensive eye exams prior to the start of each school year

June 2016

PRACTICE FIREWORKS SAFETY WHILE CELEBRATING INDEPENDENCE DAY: Avoid fireworks-related injuries to the eye, especially in children

May 2016

LOOKS AREN'T EVERYTHING WHEN IT COMES TO EYEWEAR: Focus on UV protection when purchasing sunglasses

April 2016

OPENING EYES FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS ATHLETES: Wisconsin eye doctors will provide benevolent care at 2016 Special Olympics Lions Clubs International Opening Eyes Program Events

March 2016

PROTECT YOUR VISION IN TODAY'S TECHNOLOGICAL WORLD: The Wisconsin Optometric Association offers tips to safeguard your sight in recogition of Save Your Vision Month

January 2016

EARLY DETECTION AND TREATMENT PROTECTS YOUR VISION FROM GLAUCOMA: The Wisconsin Optometric Association stresses the importance of yearly, comprehensive eye exams to maintain proper vision and eye health

December 2015

SYMPTOMS, CAUSES, AND TREATMENT FOR DRY EYE

November 2015

THE EYES PROVIDE A WINDOW TO DIABETES DIAGNOSIS: Protect your vision and schedule a comprehensive eye examination with a licensed eye doctor

October 2015

AVOID SCARY CONSEQUENCES FROM NON-PRESCRIPTION DECORATIVE CONTACT LENSES: Federal law prohibits consumers from purchasing decorative contact lenses without a doctor's prescription

September 2015

AGING EYES BRING CHANGES TO YOUR VISION, NOT YOUR INDEPENDENCE: See your eye doctor for regular comprehensive eye exams to maintain your quality of life

August 2015

CHILDREN'S INCREASED TECHNOLOGY USE MAY LEAD TO FUTURE EYE HEALTH ISSUES: WOA recommends children have yearly comprehensive eye exams prior to the start of each school year

July 2015

WHEN IT COMES TO SUMMER EYEWEAR, LOOKS AREN'T EVERYTHING: Look for UV protection when purchasing sunglasses

June 2015

PRACTICE FIREWORKS SAFETY WHILE CELEBRATING INDEPENDENCE DAY: Avoid fireworks-related injuries to the eye, especially in children

May 2015

OPENING EYES FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS ATHLETES: Wisconsin eye doctors provide benevolent care at the 2015 Special Olympics Opening Eyes Program

April 2015

SEASONAL EYE ALLERGIES CAN MAKE FOR AN ITCHY SPRING SEASON: Members of the Wisconsin Optometric Association recommend seeing your eye doctor to treat allergic conjunctivitis

March 2015

PROTECT YOUR VISION FOR A LIFETIME: The Wisconsin Optometric Association offers tips to safeguard your sight in recognition of Save Your Vision Month

February 2015

LOW VISION DOES NOT HAVE TO DIMINISH QUALITY OF LIFE: The Wisconsin Optometric Association encourages those affected by low vision to protect their independence

January 2015

EARLY DETECTION AND TREATMENT IS KEY IN PROTECTING VISION FROM GLAUCOMA: The Wisconsin Optometric Association stresses the importance of yearly, comprehensive eye exams to maintain quality vision and eye health

December 2014

CHECK YOUR HOLIDAY SHOPPING LIST TWICE FOR SAFETY: The Wisconsin Optometric Association urges parents to make informed choices and avoid eye injuries to children

November 2014

THE EYES PROVIDE A WINDOW TO DIABETES DIAGNOSIS: Protect your vision and schedule a comprehensive eye examination with a licensed eye doctor

October 2014

AVOID SCARY CONSEQUENCES, AND WEAR ONLY PRESCRIPTION DECORATIVE CONTACT LENSES: Federal law prohibits consumers from purchasing decorative contact lenses without a doctor's prescription

September 2014

AGING EYES BRING CHANGES TO YOUR VISION, NOT YOUR INDEPENDENCE: See your eye doctor for regular comprehensive eye exams to maintain your quality of life

August 2014

DON'T UNDERESTIMATE THE TIME YOUR CHILDREN SPEND USING ELECTRONIC DEVICES IN SCHOOL: The Wisconsin Optometric Association recommends yearly back-to-school eye exams for school-age children

July 2014

WHEN IT COMES TO SUMMER EYEWEAR, LOOKS AREN'T EVERYTHING: The Wisconsin Optometric Association urges consumers to take a closer look when purchasing sunglasses

June 2014

PRACTICE FIREWORKS SAFETY WHILE CELEBRATING INDEPENDENCE DAY: Wisconsin Optometric Association Members urge citizens to protect their eyesight this 4th of July

May 2014

OPENING EYES FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS ATHLETES: Wisconsin eye doctors provide benevolent care at the 2014 Special Olympics Opening Eyes Program

April 2014

KEEP AN EYE ON SEASONAL ALLERGIES IN THE SPRING: The Wisconsin Optometric Association recommends seeing your eye doctor to treat allergic conjunctivitis

March 2014

TIPS FOR A LIFETIME OF HEALTHY VISION: The Wisconsin Optometric Association offers sight-saving advice in recognition of Save Your Vision Month

February 2014

PROTECT YOUR INDEPENDENCE: LOW VISION DOES NOT HAVE TO DIMINISH QUALITY OF LIFE: The Wisconsin Optometric Association encourages those affected by low vision to be proactive

January 2014

JANUARY IS NATIONAL GLAUCOMA AWARENESS MONTH: PROTECT YOUR VISION - The Wisconsin Optometric Association urges everyone to see their eye doctor for a comprehensive, dilated eye exam

December 2013

CHECK YOUR HOLIDAY SHOPPING LIST TWICE FOR SAFETY THIS YEAR: The Wisconsin Optometric Association urges parents to make informed choices and avoid eye injuries to children

November 2013

THE EYES PROVIDE A WINDOW TO DIABETES DIAGNOSIS: Schedule a comprehensive eye examination with a licensed eye doctor during National Diabetes Awareness Month

October 2013

AVOID A TRULY SCARY HALLOWEEN AND WEAR ONLY PRESCRIPTION DECORATIVE CONTACT LENSES: Federal law prohibits consumers from purchasing decorative contact lenses without a prescription

September 2013

CONCERNS OVER CHILDREN'S VISION AND EYE HEALTH AS MORE CLASSROOMS GO HIGH-TECH: The Wisconsin Optometric Association offers tips to help students make the most out of high-tech classrooms

August 2013

CHILDREN'S VISION PROBLEMS CAN HINDER SUCCESS IN SCHOOL: Add a comprehensive eye exam from a licensed doctor of optometry to your child's back-to-school checklist

July 2013

BUYING NEW SUNGLASSES FOR THE SUMMER? DON'T OVERLOOK THE IMPORTANCE OF UV PROTECTION: Wisconsin doctors of optometry want you to protect your vision and eye health from the damaging effects of UV rays

June 2013

PRACTICE FIREWORKS SAFETY WHILE CELEBRATING INDEPENDENCE DAY: The Wisconsin Optometric Association's member doctors urge citizens to protect their eyesight this 4th of July

May 2013

OPENING EYES FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS ATHLETES: Wisconsin eye doctors provide benevolent care at the 2013 Special Olympics Opening Eyes Program

April 2013

EXPERIENCING DRY EYES IN THE SPRING? KEEP AN EYE ON SEASONAL ALLERGIES: The Wisconsin Optometric Association advises seeing your optometrist for proper treatment of allergic conjunctivitis

March 2013

MARCH IS SAVE YOUR VISION MONTH: KEEP EYE SAFETY IN YOUR SIGHTS: The Wisconsin Optometric Association urges all workers to protect themselves from job-related eye injuries

February 2013

PROTECT YOUR INDEPENDENCE: FEBRUARY IS NATIONAL LOW VISION AWARENESS MONTH: The Wisconsin Optometric Association encourages those affected by low vision to be proactive

January 2013

JANUARY IS NATIONAL GLAUCOMA AWARENESS MONTH: PROTECT YOUR VISION - The Wisconsin Optometric Association urges everyone to see their eye doctor for a comprehensive, dilated eye exam

December 2012

CHECK YOUR HOLIDAY SHOPPING LIST TWICE FOR SAFETY: The Wisconsin Optometric Association urges parents to make smart choices and avoid eye injuries to children

November 2012

THE EYES ARE A WINDOW TO DIABETES DIAGNOSIS: In recognition of National Diabetes Awareness Month, the Wisconsin Optometric Association encourages citizens to schedule a comprehensive dilated eye examination with their optometrist

October 2012

AVOID A SCARY HALLOWEEN AND WEAR ONLY PRESCRIPTION COSMETIC CONTACT LENSES: Doctors of optometry warn consumers against purchasing decorative contact lenses without a prescription and fitting

September 2012

SURVEY REVEALS CONCERNS OVER CHILDREN'S VISION AND EYE HEALTH AS MORE CLASSROOMS GO HIGH-TECH: The Wisconsin Optometric Association offers tips to help students make the most out of high-tech classrooms

August 2012

CHILDREN'S VISION PROBLEMS NEGATIVELY IMPACT LEARNING: Add a visit to your local doctor of optometry to your annual back-to-school checklist

July 2012

"SCHOOL'S OUT FOR SUMMER," BUT DON'T LOSE FOCUS OF CHILDREN'S VISION AND EYE HEALTH: As the structure provided by school ends, Wisconsin parents can look to VISION USA for benevolent care

June 2012

PRACTICE FIREWORKS SAFETY THIS FOURTH OF JULY: The Wisconsin Optometric Association's member doctors urge citizens to protect their eyesight this 4th of July

May 2012

AN EYE OPENER: OVEREXPOSURE TO UV RAYS CAN LEAD TO EYE DISEASES: The Wisconsin Optometric Association (WOA) encourages simple eye care precautions during sun exposure

April 2012

KEEPING AN EYE ON SEASONAL ALLERGIES: See your optometrist for proper treatment of allergic conjunctivitis

March 2012

MARCH IS SAVE YOUR VISION MONTH: KEEP EYE SAFETY IN YOUR SIGHTS: The Wisconsin Optometric Association urges all workers to protect themselves from job-related eye injuries

February 2012

PROTECT YOUR INDEPENDENCE: FEBRUARY IS NATIONAL LOW VISION AWARENESS MONTH: The Wisconsin Optometric Association encourages those affected to be proactive

January 2012

PROTECT YOUR SIGHT DURING NATIONAL GLAUCOMA AWARENESS MONTH: The Wisconsin Optometric Association urges everyone to take a preventative stance against vision loss

December 2011

CHECK YOUR HOLIDAY SHOPPING LIST TWICE FOR SAFETY: The Wisconsin Optometric Association urges parents to make smart choices and avoid eye injuries to children

November 2011

THE EYES ARE A WINDOW TO DIABETES DIAGNOSIS: In Recognition of National Diabetes Awareness Month, the Wisconsin Optometric Association encourages citizens to schedule a comprehensive dilated eye examination with your optometrist

October 2011

AVOID A SCARY HALLOWEEN. ONLY USE PRESCRIPTION COSMETIC CONTACT LENSES: Doctors of Optometry warn consumers not to buy decorative contact lenses without a prescription and fitting

September 2011

SURVEY REVEALS CONCERNS OVER CHILDREN'S VISION AND EYE HEALTH AS MORE CLASSROOMS GO HIGH-TECH: 3D Imaging and digital devices require optimal visual capabilities and eye health

August 2011

CHILDREN'S VISION PROBLEMS NEGATIVELY IMPACT LEARNING: A visit to your local doctor of optometry should be added to your annual back-to-school checklist

June 2011

PRACTICE FIREWORKS SAFETY THIS FOURTH OF JULY: Wisconsin Optometric Association's member doctors urge citizens to protect their eyesight this 4th of July

"SCHOOL'S OUT FOR SUMMER," BUT DON'T LOSE FOCUS OF CHILDREN'S VISION AND EYE HEALTH: As the structure provided by school ends, Wisconsin parents can look to VISION USA for benevolent care

May 2011

An Eye Opener: Overexposure to UV Rays Can Lead to Eye Diseases - Wisconsin Optometric Association (WOA) encourages simple eye care precautions during sun exposure

April 2011

STEP INTO SPRING: Keeping an 'Eye' on Seasonal Allergies

March 2011

MARCH IS SAVE YOUR VISION MONTH: Wisconsin Optometrists encourage citizens to protect their vision and eye health

February 2011

FEBRUARY IS NATIONAL LOW VISION AWARENESS MONTH: Protect Your Independence

January 2011

JANUARY IS GLAUCOMA AWARENESS MONTH : The Wisconsin Optometric Association urges residents to take a preventative stance against vision loss

December 2010

CHECK YOUR HOLIDAY SHOPPING LIST FOR SAFETY: The Wisconsin Optometric Association urges parents to make smart choices to avoid eye injuries

November 2010