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Thinking green? Start with contact lenses

April 22, 2019

As many as 1 in 5 contact lens wearers dispose of their lenses down the sink or toilet, contributing an estimated 6-10 metric tons of plastic lenses to U.S. wastewater each year. Read More >

Review and dispute 2018 payments before May 15

April 17, 2019

The 45-day window of review has opened for doctors of optometry to inspect and dispute their 2018 payments from the health care industry. Data must be disputed by May 15 to appear in June. Read More >

Surprising measles outbreak eye-catching for doctors of optometry

April 17, 2019

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now reporting measles outbreaks in 20 states or 555 cases nationwide as of April 11. That’s the second-highest number of measles cases in the U.S. since measles were basically eliminated in 2000. Read More >

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Step Away from the Screen

March 4, 2019

Which vegetable is better for your eye health: carrots or spinach? If you answered carrots, you, along with many others, are wrong. Surprisingly, antioxidants found in spinach may protect against cataracts and age-related macular degeneration. Read More >

Smart Shopping with Eye Safety in Mind

December 12, 2018

"You'll shoot your eye out, kid," is a quote you may recognize from the 1983 classic tale of a boy and his longing for a Red Ryder BB Gun: A Christmas Story. While Ralphie didn't shoot his eye out, there are actually many gifts that are given during the holiday season that have potential to cause an eye injury. Read More >

Diabetic Retinopathy: What it is and How to Avoid it

November 20, 2018

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. While diabetes has many effects on a person's health, the damage diabetes can cause in a person's eyes is often forgotten. Read More >

What is the Kansas Optometric Association?

The Kansas Optometric Association (KOA) is a recognized leader of optometry in Kansas. The KOA serves more than 650 doctors of optometry across the state and around the country. It serves as a membership resource for information and educational opportunities, provides valuable public information about vision-related topics and delivers a unified voice about issues affecting the profession.

Optometrists are independent primary health care providers who examine, diagnose, treat and manage diseases and disorders of the visual system, the eye and associated structures, as well as diagnose related systemic conditions. Kansas optometrists are licensed by the Kansas State Board of Examiners in Optometry.

The KOA works to protect and promote the profession in Kansas and in Washington. Join the KOA today to become part of a group of like-minded professionals striving to strengthen the field of optometry within the state of Kansas. Find more information on why you should join the KOA here.

KOA Mission Statement

The purpose of the Association is to unite Kansas optometrists in order to preserve and enhance the visual health and welfare of the public; promote the science and clinical practice of optometry; provide continuing education; educate the public about the profession of optometry; and promote legislation that reflects the full scope capabilities of its members.

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Convention & Seminar 2019

April 25, 2019

Manhattan Hilton Garden InnRead more >

2019 Children's Vision and Learning Conference

November 7, 2019

Double Tree by Hilton Wichita AirportRead more >


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