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Ethically incorporating telehealth/telemedicine services into your practice

July 15, 2019

In states that permit online refractions, are there ethical considerations to the interaction of doctors of optometry with telehealth/telemedicine technology? How can doctors of optometry ethically incorporate its use into their practices to benefit patients? Read More >

Blue-light hype or much ado about nothing?

July 11, 2019

The public’s understanding of blue light may be fuzzy at best, but AOA offers five resources to help doctors clear up any confusion and discuss the latest guidance. Read More >

Study pulls back covers on links between glaucoma and sleep

July 10, 2019

Abnormal sleep patterns may be risk factors for or consequences of glaucoma. About 3 million Americans have glaucoma, according to the CDC. Read More >

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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 >

Halloween Health Risks are Truly Frightening

October 8, 2018

Halloween can be a fun-filled evening of candy, bone-chilling haunted houses and creative costumes. Unfortunately, Halloween can become a real nightmare if proper safety precautions aren't followed, and there's more to remember than just making sure your candy is safe. Certain safety measures can be taken to make your Halloween memorable for all the right reasons. 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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Third Party Seminar 2019

July 19, 2019

Bluemont HotelRead more >

2019 Children's Vision and Learning Conference

November 7, 2019

Double Tree by Hilton Wichita AirportRead more >


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