Wyoming Optometric Association

Welcome to the official website of the Wyoming Optometric Association!


National Optometry Hall of Fame inductee James A. Boucher, O.D., passes away Sept. 20


Photo courtesy of Snowy Range Vision

James A. Boucher, O.D., M.S., who practiced in Laramie, Wyoming, for 50 years and was inducted into the National Optometry Hall of Fame in 2012, is remembered by doctors and staff as a visionary, leader, mentor and friend.


A lot has changed in the 25 plus years since Wyoming's Optometric Practice Act was last updated.  In 2020, the Doctors of the Wyoming Optometric Association would like to see updates to the law to keep your family's eye care closer to home with the doctor you know and trust.

We need to update Wyoming's law to allow Wyoming Doctors of Optometry to do all the procedures they are trained to do.  Unfortunately, our legislative efforts during the 2020 Legislative Session were unsuccessful. Your doctor remains committed to continue to work to make the changes needed to ensure that you have the ability to receive the latest health care innovations in your own community.

The Wyoming Optometric Association (WOA) is the professional organization of optometrists in Wyoming.  Over 100 Wyoming Doctors of Optometry are voluntary members of the Association.

The WOA assists members in providing the highest standard of professional care to their patients by sponsoring continuing education programs for doctors, advocating in local and state governments for programs and laws that represent patients’ best interests, and providing information to assist doctors practicing in a variety of clinical settings.  

We provide resources to communities through collaboration and partnerships with organizations who help provide eye care for children and adults.  These programs help fulfill the WOA Mission of insuring quality eye care for Wyoming.