Tag: COA

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Student-OD Speed Dating 4/19/17

We need your assistance and expertise at four (4) upcoming student focused-events. This is the future of the optometric profession – these are our future members – and I hope that you can find the time to take part. The first event will be held at Western University in partnership with AOA on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19 FROM 5:30 – 7:30PM. AOA Trustee Jackie Bowen, OD, wil...

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Action needed: Support comprehensive eye exams for children entering school


COA is supporting AB 1110, legislation that would require children to receive an eye exam before they enter school. If you live in an Assembly district represented by a below-listed member of the Assembly Education Committee, we need you to send your lawmaker a message in support of the bill! ASSEMBLY EDUCATION COMMITTEE MEMBERS * Patrick O'Donnell (Chair) - AD 70 (L...

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IEOS at COA HOD 2017

IEOS was represented by following Elected Delegates 1. Barnes, Charlotte 2. Bettelheim, Eric 3. Davey, Pinakin 4. Friedman, Brandon 5. Gray, Richard 6. Miller, Pamela 7. Sharma, Munish 8. Torres, Anna 9. Wu, Jeffrey In addition Chung, Ida and Cooper, Jennifer were COA Trustee and elected delegates from IEOS. Elected Alternate Delegates: Friedman, Art; Hsu, Ab...

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COA Action alert: Burdensome contact lens rule proposed

Dear Colleague, I need your help this month. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is proposing regulation that will negatively impact all of us who prescribe contact lenses. Now is the period of public comment, and the FTC has provided an easy to use portal for direct response, including a method of uploading a letter. I thank all of you who have already responded to...

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Proposed Contact Lens Rule misguided; AOA encourages doctors’ comments to FTC

Proposed Contact Lens Rule revisions add new prescription requirements that the AOA believes are imbalanced and do little to address patient safety concerns, prompting a call to action for doctors' comments. Posted in the Federal Register Nov. 10, the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC's) notice of proposed rule making introduced a new stipulation that prescribers must o...

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Christmas Open House by Assembly Member Freddie Rodriguez

Assembly Member Freddie Rodriguez is hosting a Holiday Open House and Toy Drive on Saturday, December 3. If he is your legislator, is there any way you could stop by? It is important to have the profession represented at the event. The details are listed below and also find attached a document that you may find helpful as it outlines the guidelines for attending ho...

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