Optometry’s Meeting®

This year Optometry's Meeting® was held in beautiful Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Jeff Gamble led the MOA delegation as they joined with the larger body of optometric professionals at the annual meeting of the American Optometric Association.             … [Read More...]

Celebrating Success – MOA Leadership Retreat

The 2016 MOA Leadership Retreat was a chance to celebrate our legislative successes this year.  The retreat was held at the Hilton Promenade on the Branson Landing. Not wanting to rest on our laurels, we started the weekend off with a Strategic Planning committee meeting facilitated by Dr. Chris Wroten from Louisiana. Dr. Wroten has been a great friend to Missouri and his kids love coming to … [Read More...]

MOA Goes to Washington

If there's one thing the MOA learned from this year's legislative session in Missouri, it's that the personal connections MOA members have with legislators makes all the difference in the world when it comes time for legislation to make its way into law. The same holds true with the personal relationships we have with our legislators in Washington, … [Read More...]

In Memoriam: Dr. Russell “Gay” Palmer

Dr. Russell “Gay” Palmer passed away June 6, 2016, at Jefferson City Nursing and Rehabilitation Center surrounded by his family. Gay was born on May 19, 1937 in Hannibal Mo., to E. Russell and Frances (Hoskins) Palmer. He was married on October 29, 1988, in Jefferson City, Mo., to Peggy (Ortega) Palmer who survives at […]

How to Protect from Office Theft

In our last edition of the Vision Newsletter we talked about patient shoplifting and how to protect our inventory from patients that steal. This article will deal with other common forms of business loss and office theft. While the majority of employees are honest, business owners can’t afford to ignore the existence of a few […]

Hahn Named SLOS Friend of Optometry

Jay Hahn, the MOA Director of Government Relations received the St. Louis Optometric Society (SLOS) first annual Barbara Nahlik Friend of Optometry award during the SLOS awards banquet. Jay was recognized for his many accomplishments as the MOA chief lobbyist and the successful legislative session optometry had this year. Jay started with the MOA upon […]

President’s Message

Summer 2016

Wow. What a ride! As I write this column, there are no less than four pieces of legislation waiting on the Governor’s desk that directly benefit our patients, Missouri optometrists and the profession as a whole. I can’t begin to express to you my appreciation for your time and resources that allowed our association to […]

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