May 2019

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WOA Board

Nate Edwards- President
Chris Jons- President-Elect
Jonathan Hartley-Treasurer
Jeremy Nett-Secretary
Sam Hoffman- Director
Jamie Hazen-Director
Joe Maycock- Past President

NROC Registration Open

July 10-13, 2019
Cody, WY

Featured OD Speakers:
Eric Schmidt, OD, FAAO
Valerie Kattouf, OD, FAAO
Whitney H. Hauser, OD, FAAO


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Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday! 

Wayne Hudson- 1
Dave Eldred- 2
Melissa Younger- 6
Ben Kister- 11
Shelly Cadman- 23
Nikalous Tolman- 29
Ken Morse- 30

If you don't see your birthday listed please update your profile!

Do You Have Adequate Malpractice Insurance?

Do you have adequate malpractice insurance? Three steps to evaluate:

Professional Liability Insurance is key to protecting to you and your practice’s financial future.  It’s important to make sure you have sufficient coverage before automatically renewing each year. Use the three key considerations below to see how your current coverage compares:
  • What are liability limits?
    Malpractice insurance coverage levels are commonly represented by two figures. One figure, which will be the smaller of the two, represents the amount of coverage for an individual claim, and the other figure represents the annual aggregate amount of coverage.
  • Is Wyoming’s full scope of practice covered?
Some malpractice insurance policies contain exclusions that can be left open to interpretation, such as a surgical exclusion. Many common procedures, including removal of a foreign body may fall within a surgical exclusion. Malpractice coverage administered by Lockton Affinity provides protection within your state’s defined scope of practice. 
  • How can I get help reading the fine print on my current policy?
Lockton Affinity offers a complimentary policy review for ALOA members, with no obligation to switch providers or terminate your current coverage. Lockton Affinity will have an expert review the exclusions in your current policy and ensure you have adequate limits. To start your complimentary policy review, click here.
Learn more about malpractice insurance from Lockton Affinity and all the other solutions AOAExcel offers today at
The AOA Insurance Alliance program is administered by Lockton Affinity, LLC d/b/a Lockton Affinity Insurance Brokers, LLC in California. Policy benefits are the sole obligation of the issuing insurance company. The American Optometric Association may receive a royalty fee for the licensing of its name and trademarks as part of the insurance program offered to American Optometric Association members.

Opportunity to Join VOSH/International Committees

This is your opportunity to support a prestigious international organization!

VOSH/International is seeking new volunteers for our Committees. With 85 global chapters confronting the global eye care challenge, VOSH is one of the largest optometry and lay volunteer humanitarian nonprofits in the world. VOSH seeks to facilitate the provision and sustainability of vision care worldwide for people who can neither afford nor obtain such care. 
Candidates don’t have to be optometrists. Anyone who supports the mission of VOSH is welcomed to apply. Candidates need to have a strong commitment to the provision of vision care and able to dedicate at least a few hours a week to the position. We are looking for candidates with experience in the following areas for our committees: 
  • Assistant Treasurer
  • Media and Communications - including social media and PR
  • Exhibits and marketing skills
  • Assistant to the Technology Transfer Program
  • Assistant to the Chapter Relations Committee

All positions are not remunerated. To apply please complete the following form:
VOSH committee member form

To learn more about VOSH, please visit our website at
For more information, please contact Executive Director Maria Arce Moreira
WOA Newsletter - May 2019