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New cigarette labels graphically depict smoking, cataracts link

April 3, 2020

Starting in 2021, cigarette packaging and ads will include graphic warnings depicting smoking’s health consequences, including the blinding condition that the AOA emphasized in FDA comments. Read More >

AOA doctors are delivering crisis care and easing strain on hospitals

April 2, 2020

Frontline primary eye care providers are finding unusual ways to deliver care. Read More >

AOA presses vision plans to ease burdens on doctors and patients during COVID-19 emergency

March 31, 2020

Citing CDC and CMS guidance to postpone nonessential care, the AOA requested NAVCP and member plans allow additional flexibility and considerations for patients and doctors. Read More >

*POA OFFICE CLOSED*

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 Joe@poaeyes.org
Deborah Blanchard Deb@poaeyes.org
Ilene Sauertieg Ilene@poaeyes.org
Kelsey Rodkey Kelsey@poaeyes.org 
Jean Herlihy Jean@poaeyes.org

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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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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 >