OPTOMETRISTS: DOCTORS ON THE FRONTLINE OF EYE AND VISION CARE Doctors of optometry (ODs) are the primary health care professionals for the eye. Optometrists examine, diagnose, treat and manage diseases, injuries, and disorders of the visual system, the eye, and associated structures as well as identify related systemic conditions affecting the eye.
CONGRATULATIONS! 2014 Optometrist of the Year Larry G. Obie, OD Havre Optometric Clinic
2014 Young Optometrist of the Year Nicole A. Henriksen, OD Helena Vision Center
2014 CODING BOOK NOW AVAILABLE FROM THE AOA MARKETPLACE Get a great bargain by taking advantage of your AOA-member discount. To place an order, visit www.aoa.org/onlinestore (log-in required) or call the AOA Marketplace at 1-800-262-2210 to order by phone.
AOA MEMBER BENEFIT AOA's staff and volunteers handle thousands of questions from members each month, with many of the questions related to medical records, coding insurance contracts, Medicare and other third party issues. In an effort to provide members with additional resources, AOA has approved the creation of AOACodingToday.com, a web based source of information related to codes and services. Offices have previously been able to subscribe to this service for $349/year. AOA members will be able to subscribe at no cost, in recognition of their having renewed their membership.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
October 9-12, 2014 Great Western Council of Optometry Doubletree Hotel-Lloyd Center & Oregon Convention Center Portland, Oregon www.gwco.org
July 22-25, 2015 Northern Rockies Optometric Conference Snow King Lodge Jackson Hole, WY www.nrocmeeting.com
February 26-28, 2015 MOA Winter Ski Conference Huntley Lodge Big Sky, Montana
May 4-7, 2016 MOA Annual Educational Conference & Exposition Hilton Garden Inn Missoula, Montana
April 29-May 2, 2015 MOA Annual Educational Conference & Exposition Red Lion Colonial Hotel Helena, Montana
May 3-5, 2017 Annual Educational Conference & Exposition Crowne Plaza Billings, Montana