May 2017 Vol. 1

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WOA Board

Brandi Bilyeu- President
Joe Maycock- President-Elect
Nate Edwards- Treasurer
Chris Jons-Secretary
Jonathan Hartley-Director
Jeremy Nett- Director
Lynda Jones- Past President

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday!

Wayne Hudson-1st
David Eldred- 2nd
Melissa Younger- 6th
Ben Kister- 11th
Shelly Cadman- 23rd
Nik Tolman- 29th
Ken Morse- 30th

Remember- if you're birthday is not showing up here you need to update your member profile!

WOA Spring Planning Retreat

The Board met last week in Sheridan for their 2017 Spring Planning Retreat.  It was a productive weekend.  The WOA has a tremendous Board who is doing great things to keep the organization strong and growing.

WOA 2017 Board of Directors:
Brandi Bilyeu- President
Joe Maycock- President-Elect
Nathan Edwards- Treasurer
Chris Jons- Secretary
Jonathan Hartley- Director
Jeremy Nett- Director
Lynda Jones- Past President

WOA Scholarship Recipient

Congratulations to the 2017 WOA Pre-Optometry Scholarship recipient Shelby Mayer.

"When I got to high school, I knew that I wanted to pursue a career in health care. Biology was always an interest of mine, but I often wondered what path was best for me. My cousin became a licensed optometrist when I was a sophomore, and this really re-ignited my interest in the profession. I paid closer attention to my eye exams after that, and I realized that working closely with patients while improving their vision is what I truly want to do."

Shelby graduated from East High School and then went on to play volleyball at Black Hills State University where she graduated with a BS in Biology.  She plans to attend Midwestern University Arizona College of Optometry this fall.

Help Wanted

Congratulations Dr. Hazen!!

"I am happy to announce we're having a addition to our family here in Wheatland!  My husband Matt and I will be welcoming my second child in September!  We are very excited, unfortunately one of the drawbacks of solo practice is figuring out maternity leave.  If anyone knows of a doctor in the area available to fill in a few days a week in the fall I would love to know.  I just need someone there to keep my staff occupied enough to stick around and pay the light bill!  It would be very flexible days and hours."
Jaime Hazen

NROC around the corner!

We have great education lined up this year for both the doctors and the para staff.  Don't miss this opportunity to take part in the last year at Jackson.

July 19-22, 2017

OD Education:

Bruce Onofrey, OD, FAAO

“Management of Ocular Infection”
“GLC, Not Just IOP, Think DPP, OMG”
“My Doc Told Me to Get an Eye Exam Because”
“What’s My Beef with Pharmacists”

Mark Andre, CM

“Contemporary Toric Soft Lens Fitting”
“Fitting Tips for Improving Success with Multifocal Lenses”
“Top Ten Reasons We Should be Prescribing More Single Use Soft Lenses”
“A Comprehensive System for Managing Keratoconus Patients with Contact Lenses”
“Scleral Lens Design and Fitting”

Sue Cotter, OD, FAAO

“Pediatric Potpourri, What Every Primary Care OD Should Know”
“Differential Diagnosis of Common Headaches in Children”
“Amblyopia: Evidence-based Treatment & Emerging Technology”


WOA Newsletter - May 2017 Vol. 1