December 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! 

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!


Welcome New WOA Sponsor West Medical

Welcome West Medical as a WOA partner!

What is VisiDisc®?

VisiDisc® is an all-natural treatment that utilizes powerful Growth Factors, Collagens, Extracellular Proteins and BioActive® Molecules naturally found in human amniotic tissues. These amniotic tissue components may provide your body with the foundation it needs to reduce pain and inflammation, restore tissue and reduce scarring. Where does VisiDisc® come from? VisiDisc® is derived from human placental tissues, donated by volunteer U.S. based donors after a live, healthy C-section delivery. VisiDisc® products are processed with HydraTek®, by Human Regenerative Technologies, LLC (HRT). HydraTek® provides an outstanding standard of safety, through its stringent donor screening, tissue testing, and strict quality control. All testing and safety standards meet or exceed the FDA requirements. The HydraTek(R) technology also allows the graft to be ready-to-use and has an extended shelf-life of five years.

WOA Members: 3 Reasons to Consider Optometry’s Career Center

When you begin the process of hiring in your practice, you want to use the most effective tools to maximize outreach to potential doctor of optometry candidates. Optometry’s Career Center (OCC) is the official career center of the American Optometric Association, with 24/7 access to qualified candidates located nationwide – including new seekers from the Class of 2019. 

The top three benefits of Optometry's Career Center include: 

• Member Savings: Employer accounts are free to create, and WOA members receive discounted pricing up to 50% off. 

• Resume Database: After posting a position, an employer gains access to OCC’s resume database. This database contains resumes for hundreds of candidates and allows you to reach out directly to candidates about your opportunity via email. 

• Performance Dashboard: OCC provides a dashboard with to-the-minute metrics on your post’s performance, including the total number of views, clicks, applications and more.  

OCC also offers WOA member pricing on all posting enhancements, including the “Featured Job” promotion and the AOAExcel Career Spotlight e-newsletter. To start your candidate search today, visit

Davis Vision

Dr. Jaime Hazen, the WOA Third Party Chair, has been working on issues with Davis Vision.  She has the following suggestion:

For anyone having issues with Davis Vision and needing a contact the best luck I have had is Steve Flores 210-901-7735

Additionally, the AOA has also been looking into issues with Davis Vision.  In a letter to the US Attorney General, AOA asks the Department of Justice to look into serious concerns about Davis Vision, affecting doctors and patients.  READ THE LETTER HERE

AOA PAC Reminder

The end of the year is almost here!  If you have not donated to the AOA PAC yet remember to get it done this week!
WOA Newsletter - December 2019