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First doctors of optometry notified of their federal loans to ease the economic pain of COVID-19 pandemic

April 9, 2020

Small Business Administration loans help practices cover payroll and other business expenses, as doctors focus on delivering urgent and emergent care. Read More >

Optometry’s Meeting® 2020 canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic

April 9, 2020

Attendees’ health, safety—and that of their families and patients—the top priority as Optometry’s Meeting® canceled; AOA weighs reconfigured House of Delegates and education. Read More >

Self-care in times of crisis

April 8, 2020

CDC and doctors offer up tips for coping during challenging times. Read More >


Due to Governor Tom Wolf's 3/19 mandate closing non-life-sustaining businesses, the POA has temporarily closed. Despite this, the POA staff continues to be available through email. We will continue to look for alternative and new ways to serve your needs during this time. If you should need to contact someone, please use the following email addresses:

Joseph Ricci
Deborah Blanchard
Ilene Sauertieg
Kelsey Rodkey 
Jean Herlihy


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The Pennsylvania Optometric Association is the professional organization for Doctors of Optometry in Pennsylvania.

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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The Keystoner is published in an electronic format six times a year. It is generally distributed the first week of the first month in a combined edition (i.e., January/February issue is generally distributed the first week of January.)

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Calendar of Events

2020 Spring Congress *canceled*

April 30, 2020

Wyndham GettysburgRead more >

POA Fall CE Conference

October 22, 2020

Seven Springs Mountain ResortRead more >