Fall 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

Save the Dates

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WOA Legislative Day at the Capitol
February 20, 2020

2020 NROC
        July 15-18, 2020
        Buffalo Bill Village, Cody

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday! 

William Atkinson- 3rd
Dana Day- 4th
Lynda Jones- 12th
Mike Hughes- 21st
Jeremy Nett- 26th

Roger Jordan-6th
Kent Kienlen- 29th

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

Winter Conference Registration Open

The Wyoming Optometric Association would like to invite you to attend the 2020 Winter Conference in Casper. Come learn from experts, attain CE credits, and network with your peers. 
Thursday, January 30- Saturday, February 1, 2020
Best Western Ramkota Hotel, Casper
Agenda Highlights:
Thursday, January 30th- Join us at the Ramkota at 7:00pm.  We will have light refreshments as you visit with others. (Guests welcome)

Friday, January 31st- Don't miss the Annual WOA Awards Luncheon sponsored by OOGP. (Guests welcome- $15) 

Friday, January 31st- You are invited to join us for a group event.  We're still looking at options but it will be fun! (Guests welcome-$25)

The Winter Conference will be held at Best Western Ramkota Hotel in Casper, WY.  Discounted rooms are available for $89.00 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, 2020 in order to receive the discounted rate.

The CE this year includes a total of 11 hours featuring Pinakin Davey, OD, PhD.  Dr. Davey is a tenured Professor at Western University of Health Sciences College of Optometry, has authored over 50 international publications, has given over 200 conference presentations both nationally and internationally, and has an active researcher for the National Institute of Health. Dr. Davey will be speaking on a variety of glaucoma topics.

You will also be hearing from Tom Bowen of the Williams Group on the topics of team performance and the new era of eyecare.  Rounding out the weekend is Coby Ramsey, OD who will be presenting some grand rounds.


The Para-Optometric's have 10 hours of courses including presbyopia, HIPAA, "Building the Ladder of Success", "life: Uncomplicated", and a CPO-A review class.  Speakers include Dr. Joe Maycock, Jennifer Baker, MaLinda Perry, Dr. Robert Reed Jr., and Brandi Phoenix.

We look forward to seeing you in Casper soon!


Medicare IQ 3rd Quarter Newsletter

Don't forget that the WOA pays for a Medicare consultant for you to utilize when you have questions.  Look at the current newsletter that Lana Jones has put together for you.

Lana Jones, WOA Medicare Consultant
Phone 402-474-5717 or Email: ljones2@neb.rr.com

Medicare IQ 3rd Quarter Newsletter


WOA Member Benefit: Unlock savings to everyday items in your practice

WOA members can receive double-digit discounts through AOAExcel’s group purchasing program. With no cost to join the program and no spending threshold to maintain participation, group purchasing can benefit your practice in several ways, including:

  • Save on shipping expenses – Whether you’re shipping glasses and contact lenses or sending patience correspondence, AOAExcel’s group purchasing program can provide discounts on both inbound and outbound shipping with trusted vendors, including FedEx, Pitney Bowes and UPS.   
  • Spend less on everyday office supplies – Reduce the amount of overhead dedicated to your practice’s essentials, such as pens, paper, mailing envelopes and breakroom items. With annual rebates and up to 65% off at Office Depot, and a core list of 500 frequently-purchased items at Staples, the savings possibilities are endless.     
  • Access double-digit discounts on calling plans – AOAExcel’s group purchasing discounts with both Sprint and Verizon gives employers access to significant corporate calling discounts on eligible plans, with the option to extend the discount to employees for their personal plans.
  • Buy more optometry essentials with less – Save up to 40% on amniotic membrane tissue by enrolling in AOAExcel’s group purchasing discount with BioD Optix, and take advantage of special savings on medical supplies through McKesson and Henry Schein.  
AOAExcel has partnered with Intalere, one of healthcare’s largest group purchasing organizations, who aggregates purchasing volume and uses the spending to negotiate discounts with hundreds of vendors and suppliers nationwide ranging from medical supplies and office furniture to cleaning supplies, car rentals and more.
Click here for more information about this WOA member benefit and to enroll your practice today.
WOA Newsletter - Fall 2019