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‘The eyes, the window of the soul’ and a light on our cognitive health?

November 30, 2021

The 15th century polymath Leonardo da Vinci quipped, “the eyes, the window of the soul.” He couldn’t know the half of it. Only now, with 21st century technology, are researchers unlocking the secrets of the retina—and the brain. The search for retinal biomarkers of neurocognitive disorders is returning results, and optometry may hold a piece of the puzzle. Read More >

Congress’ Medicare vision efforts fizzle, 10% pay cuts still loom

November 22, 2021

A Medicare vision benefit expansion was cut from the Build Back Better Act, but now advocates shift focus to avoiding nearly 10% cuts to Medicare reimbursement on Jan. 1, 2022. Read More >

By the book: How to obtain hospital privileges

November 22, 2021

Adding optometry to the list of hospital outpatient services and inpatient consults not only realizes the high level of contemporary, optometric medical eye care doctors of optometry provide, but also leverages’ communities primary eye care providers in a way that is mutually beneficial for patients, hospitals and doctors. Read More >

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Current Idaho Optometry Law

The practice of optometry in the state of Idaho is governed at its core by the Optometry Practices Act. This legislation defines regulations, requirements, and scope of practice for optometry in Idaho. The IOP maintains a copy of this law available online in its entirety.

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Calendar of Events

2022 Day at the Capitol

February 7, 2022 11:00 AM-11:00 AM

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2022 Annual Congress

September 29, 2022 - October 1, 2022

Sun Valley Resort, Sun Valley, ID Read more >