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.
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® is an ambitious public-private initiative to improve the eye and visual health of the American public.
InfantSEE® – affords a one-time, comprehensive eye assessment at no cost for infants in their first years of life.
VISION 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.
Save the date of February 8th, 2016, for two great opportunities. That Monday morning will begin four (4) hours of first class education that is sponsored by The Idaho State Board of Optometry & DIOPSYS.
The second opportunity will be to enjoy lunch with your Representative and Senator. During that time, Dr. Samuel D. Pierce, Secretary-Treasurer or the American Optometric Association, will present an informative look at our profession. Who we are; our current education, what we bring to the community of health care and especially how our primary eyecare is so important.
Please set aside the time to focus on the future of our profession, here in The Great State of Idaho!more >>