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AOA, AFOS ensuring optometry well represented in formation of national practice standards by VA

July 29, 2021

With the Department of Veterans Affairs decision to modernize its electronic health record (EHR) system and its desire to standardize processes, procedures, data and coding, formation of new practice standards is being proposed for all non-MD/DO specialties—including doctors of optometry. Read More >

Testing for certification? Paraoptometric exam handbook, PRC resources necessities

July 29, 2021

An updated paraoptometric examination candidate handbook is available for reference as staff prepare for their certification exams. Read More >

Ultimate goal

July 26, 2021

Children’s vision was already a public health concern for the AOA. But then the COVID-19 pandemic happened, and doctors of optometry are increasingly alarmed by the growing prevalence of eye conditions exacerbated by remote learning due to the crisis. The AOA is lending its voice as a leader in eye health and vision care through a yearlong conversation on children’s eye health at a critical juncture. Read More >

POA OFFICE SCHEDULE

Due to COVID-19, the POA office building is currently running on a revised and rotating schedule. Please refer to the email addresses below to contact staff members directly or call 717-233-6455 to speak with someone at the office building.

Joseph Ricci Joe@poaeyes.org
Deborah Blanchard Deb@poaeyes.org
Ilene Sauertieg Ilene@poaeyes.org
Kelsey Rodkey Kelsey@poaeyes.org 
Jean Herlihy Jean@poaeyes.org
Joanne Cope Joanne@poaeyes.org
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An affiliate of the American Optometric Association, the POA promotes the highest quality eye and vision care by optometrists, represents optometry to state government, provides its members with post-graduate education and membership benefits, and conducts activities in the interest of the visual welfare of the public.

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Calendar of Events

Bioptic Driving – Keys to Success

September 8, 2021 9:00 AM-9:00 AM

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SWOS Golf Outing and Education

September 9, 2021 9:00 AM-9:00 AM

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24th Annual CPOS Fall CE Forum

September 19, 2021 9:00 AM-9:00 AM

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