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Eating for your eyes

November 18, 2019

“You eat with your eyes first,” sums up all we need to know about Americans’ diet: luscious over nutritious. A table talk over patients’ nutrition should be what the doctor of optometry orders. Read More >

Nominate colleagues for 2020 Hall of Fame

November 18, 2019

Honorees will be recognized at Optometry's Meeting® 2020. Read More >

AOA releases second edition of diabetes clinical practice guideline

November 14, 2019

Revised guideline provides 31 actions doctors of optometry—often the first to detect diabetes through patients’ eyes—can take to elevate patient care. Read More >

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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 >

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 >

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Vision for our Future?

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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Convention & Seminar 2020

April 30, 2020

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