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Optometrists: Doctors on the Frontline
of Eye and Vision Care

Doctors of Optometry

Doctors of optometry (ODs) are the primary health care professionals for the eye. Optometrists examine, diagnose, treat, and manage diseases, injuries, and disorders of the visual system, the eye, and associated structures as well as identify related systemic conditions affecting the eye.

Public Health

Community Health Centers – partnering with the National Association of Community Health Centers, the AOA is working to improve access to center eye and vision care services.

Healthy Eyes Healthy People®Healthy Eyes Healthy People® – Healthy Eyes Healthy People® is an ambitious public-private initiative to improve the eye and visual health of the American public.

InfantSEE®InfantSEE® – affords a one-time, comprehensive eye assessment at no cost for infants in their first years of life.

Vision USAVISION USA – helps low-income, uninsured people and their families by providing basic eye health and vision care services free of charge.

Optometric Disaster Relief Fund – offers optometrists financial assistance for damages incurred from natural disasters.

Upcoming Meetings

IOP Congress

2015 IOP Annual Congress

Thanks to all the doctors and paras that made our 2014 Congress a sellout! Your comments and suggestions offered in the post-congress survey were greatly appreciated. We were encouraged to see that our attempts to meet your education needs have been successful and that the program is improving every year.

The 2015 Congress returns to Coeur d’Alene, so SAVE the DATES of September 24-26 and plan on joining us at the Coeur d’Alene Convention Center. Fall colors and mild weather make this time of year in Northern Idaho a sight to behold!

We will provide 19 hours of COPE approved education for the doctors and 13 hours for the paraoptometrics with a mix of ABO, AOA & NCLE certified education. Be sure to have your ancillary ophthalmic staff set the time aside as well.

Watch this website for more details. If you have any questions, call (208) 461-0001 or write Randy Andregg, IOP Executive Director at execdir@iopinc.org

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