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Opportunities grants awarded for profession’s future

August 17, 2022

Over three dozen Opportunities in Optometry grants have been awarded since 2021, helping traditionally underrepresented minority groups within the profession apply for optometry school. Read More >

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Doctors of optometry can play a role in detecting monkeypox—the virus recently declared a public health emergency. Be aware of the ophthalmic manifestations. Read More >

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Save the Date!

2023 MOA Annual Conference

May 10-12, 2023
Billings, MT


MOA ELECTS NEW BOARD AND OFFICERS

At the MOA 2022 Annual Meeting, the following officers and board members were selected to lead your organization until May 2023:

Dr. Dirk Beyer, Hamilton - President
Dr. Caitlin Campbell, Missoula - First Vice President
Dr. Paige Nash, Lewistown - Second Vice President
Dr. Nicole Henriksen, Helena - Immediate Past President
Dr. William Thomas, Missoula - Board Member
Dr. Robert Simons, Helena - Board Member


Ronald L. Benner, O.D. elected President-elect of the American Optometric Association

Ronald Benner, O.D.

Ronald L. Benner, O.D., was elected to the office of President-elect of the American Optometric Association on June 18, 2022.  Dr. Benner, owner of Southern Montana Optometric Association in Laurel, Montana, was first elected to the American Optometric Association Board of Trustees in June 2015.  Dr. Benner is the first Montana optometrist to serve on the AOA Board.

A past president of the Montana Optometric Association (MOA), Dr. Benner has held numerous roles within the MOA, as well as within the Great Western Council of Optometry, serving as chair of the board of directors. Dr. Benner has been honored with the MOA Young Optometrist of the Year Award, MOA Distinguished Service Award and, twice, MOA Optometrist of the Year Award.

A graduate of Pacific University College of Optometry, Dr. Benner has been active in his community, serving in numerous civic and faith-based organizations.

Congratulations Dr. Ron Benner.  A huge thank you for all you have done for the MOA and now the AOA.  Montana is so very proud of you! 

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Doctors of optometry (ODs) are the primary health care professionals for the eye. Optometrists examine, diagnose, treat and manage diseases, injuries, and disorders of the visual system, the eye, and associated structures as well as identify related systemic conditions affecting the eye.

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Take the first steps toward the future of optometric care today by enrolling online for AOA's milestone clinical registry, a new AOA member benefit. ​

AOA MORE (Measures and Outcomes Registry for Eyecare) by Prometheus Research successfully launched at Optometry's Meeting® and is now open for doctor enrollment. ​

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