December 2017

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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!

Roger Jordan- 6th

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

WOA Winter Conference

The Wyoming Optometric Association would like to invite you to attend the 2018 Winter Conference in Casper. Come learn from experts, attain CE credits, and network with your peers. 

Thursday, January 25- Saturday, Janaury 27, 2018

Best Western Ramkota Hotel, Casper 

Agenda Highlights:

Thursday, January 25th- Join us at the Ramkota at 7:00pm.  We will have light refreshments as you visit with others. (Guests welcome)

Friday, January 26th- Don't miss the Annual WOA Awards Luncheon sponsored by OOGP. (Guests welcome- $15) 

Friday, January 26th- You are invited to join us for a group event.  We will be spending the evening at the bowling alley!  Black lights, food, prizes, and fun. Serious bowlers need not apply.  (Guests welcome-$25)

The Winter Conference will be held at Best Western Ramkota Hotel in Casper, WY.  Discounted rooms are available for $80.00 a night (plus tax).  Please make your own reservations.  You must call the Ramkota to make reservations:  307-266-6000 and mention the Wyoming Optometric Association.  Reservations must be made by January 10, 2018 in order to receive the discounted rate.

The CE this year includes a total of 11 hours and covers clinical tinting, retinal disease, blue light, vision therapy & oculomotor issues, and nutrition clinical pearls form AMD, Gluacoma, and beyond. Courses will be provided by Ian Jordan, Dr. Jay Haynie, and Dr. Julie Poteet


The Para-Optometric's have 11 hours of CPC accredited courses.  Courses include glasses adjustments, cow eyeball dissection, ocular triage, and pre-testing courses. 


Eventbrite - WOA 2018 Winter Conference

We look forward to seeing you in Casper soon!

WOA OD/Young OD of the Year Nominations

It's time again to nominate your colleagues who deserve to be recognized for their work and dedication to the profession of optometry and as members of their communities!

Nominations are due by December 20th.

Click here for Nomination Form

Proposed Rule Amendments from WY Board of Examiners in Optometry

Public notice is hereby given that the Wyoming Board of Examiners in Optometry intends to amend its rules. 
The proposed rules can be viewed on the Board's website at

The Board welcomes all comments and suggestions on these proposed rule amendments. Comments must be received in the Board office by January 8, 2018 to be considered and can be submitted by emailing or by mailing:
Board of Examiners in Optometry
Attn: Emily Cronbaugh
2001 Capitol Ave, Room 104
Cheyenne, WY  82002
Thank you,

Emily Cronbaugh
Executive Director
Board of Examiners in Optometry
2001 Capitol Avenue
Emerson Building, Room 104
Cheyenne, WY 82002

MIPS Webinar

Dear State Executive Directors,

We know that many doctors have questions regarding MIPS and the status of their EHR vendors with AOA MORE.  Next Tuesday December 19 at 9pm ET, AOA will hold an informational webinar to address questions related to MIPS and MORE.  The majority of the webinar will be focused on answering specific doctor questions.   If possible, please share this information with doctors in your state. 

Confused about MIPS?  Join us for a year end webinar on the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and AOA MORE 

This American Optometric Association webinar will provide you with the guidance you need to take steps this year to protect future Medicare reimbursement. An update on how AOA MORE can help support your Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) participation will also be covered.

Date:  December 19, 2017
Time:  9pm ET

Thank you!

Kara Webb
Director for Coding and Regulatory Policy
American Optometric Association 

Have you donated to AOA PAC for 2017?

Thank you to our WOA doctors who have already donated to the AOA PAC!  

As the role of government continues to expand, it becomes increasingly important to support candidates seeking federal office who understand the legislative issues facing optometry. Since the composition of the U.S. Congress changes so frequently, AOA-PAC's role must be a continuing one. AOA-PAC, as well as the AOA Washington Office, is your voice in the nation's capital.  To donate now:

Dr. Jessica Jo Albers
Dr. Brian J Ballard
Dr. Brandi N Bilyeu
Dr. James A Boucher
Kristanza M Bronnenberg
Dr. David R Carlson
Dr. Martin Carroll
Dr. Dana L Day
Dr. David C Eldred
Dr. Timothy J Fehlauer
Dr. Ashlee E Fischer
Dr. Joseph L Fischer
Dr. Paul L Gustafson
Dr. Mike E Harris
Dr. Jonathan M Hartley
Dr. Samuel K Hoffmann
Dr. Christopher L Jons
Dr. Roger Lynn Jordan
Dr. Joseph V Katschke
Dr. Benjamin J Kister
Dr. Sarah L Koehn
Dr. Joshua Marc Lahiff
Dr. Sue Esther Lowe
Dr. Joseph C Maycock
Dr. Jill M H Miller
Dr. Jeremy T Nett
Dr. Travis J Shelton
Dr. Carla D Shoults
Dr. Jenning Voss
Dr. Randy E Waddell
Dr. Mark Turner Wells
Dr. Peggy J. Whiteplume
Dr. Jeffrey A Wilson
Dr. Melissa M Younger

WOA Newsletter - December 2017