August 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

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WOA Winter Conference
January 31-February 2, 2020
Casper- Ramkota Hotel & Conference Center

WOA Legislative Day at the Capitol
February 20, 2020


Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday! 

Richard Canestrini- 2
Amy Aldrich- 4
Carl Cottrell- 11
Carla Shoults- 14
Martin Carroll- 20
Levi Porter- 27

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

WOA Optometry Scholarships

The Wyoming Optometric Association is pleased to announce it has selected Vyoma Shah as the 2019 recipient of the WOA Scholarship for $1000.  Vyoma is from Rawlins, WY and was accepted into the University of California at Berkeley Optometry School beginning fall of 2019.

“My interest in the eye began at age 16, when I accepted my first job as an optometric assistant in Calgary, Alberta.” Said Vyoma. “I became interested in optometry in part by the multitude of leadership opportunities available such as private business management or taking part in an optometry co-management.”

The Wyoming Optometric Association is also pleased to announce it has selected Alyssa Miller as the 2019 recipient of the WOA Scholarship for $500.00.  Allyssa is from Cheyenne, WY and was accepted into the University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Optometry beginning fall 2019.

“I was captivated with the opportunity to integrate my love for people with provision of primary vision care to our community.” said Allyssa.  “As an optometrist, I want to have my patients succeed with their visual experiences and earn their trust in building lasting relationships”.

Do You Have Adequate Malpractice Insurance?

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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 WOA 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.
WOA Newsletter - August 2019