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California officials crack down on advertising, other violations by nationwide optical chain

February 14, 2019

The AOA is monitoring the outcome of 21 citations filed against a national chain of optical stores levied in 2018 by the California State Board of Optometry. Read More >

The lowdown on vision rehabilitation

February 14, 2019

Doctors of optometry are key to the proper examination and diagnosis of vision impairments, leading to prescribed treatment prior to outcomes. AOA will participate in a Facebook Live Event on Feb. 22 with National Eye Institute. Read More >

Pressure’s on: Understanding hypertensive guidelines

February 12, 2019

One in 3 U.S. adults are hypertensive but nearly half do nothing to control it. What do hypertension guidelines say and how does optometry manage patients at critical values? 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 >

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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Calendar of Events

2019 Day at the Legislature

March 11, 2019

Topeka, KansasRead more >

Convention & Seminar 2019

April 25, 2019

Manhattan Hilton Garden InnRead more >


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