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Texas scope expansion gains doctors of optometry oral meds, glaucoma authority

June 17, 2021

Texas becomes the latest state to achieve a significant scope expansion in 2021, earning doctors’ authority to prescribe oral eye medications and independently manage glaucoma. Read More >

Doctors of optometry offer transition tips, whether buying or selling

June 16, 2021

From personal chemistry to hiring consultants, doctors list a number of considerations in a sale. Are you making plans for the future? Read More >

Lens-based strategies to address reading issues due to mild, disease-related vision loss

June 14, 2021

We all see patients with mild vision loss who say their vision does not allow them to read the way they once could. Consider these strategies when refraction doesn’t yield a vision improvement and further disease treatment isn’t warranted. Read More >

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The Doctor Will See You Now...

May 5, 2020

For the last several weeks while the country has grappled with the COVID-19 pandemic, optometrists across Kansas have focused on taking care of their patients' urgent and emergency vision and eye health needs and asked that patients postpone non-urgent appointments in an effort to free up masks and other protective equipment for hospitals. Read More >

Poor Vision: A Barrier to Learning

September 4, 2019

A lot has changed over the years regarding the tools students use to learn; blackboards were replaced with whiteboards, which were then replaced by SMART Boards. Big Chief tablets changed to laptop computers. And coloring sheets changed to iPads. One tool used in the classroom that hasn't changed are children's eyes... Read More >

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 >

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Each day, Kansas optometrists make a difference in the lives of their patients and the communities they serve. As an integral part of the health care delivery team, they treat and diagnose vision and eye health issues that not only allow their patients to see the world around them more clearly but also lead healthier lives. Learn 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 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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Kansas Optometric Association's Fall Eyecare Conference 2021

October 21, 2021 - October 24, 2021

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