Preparing to Restart Our Practices

The Governor’s stay at home order concludes on May 3rd and many offices will be preparing to return to what will be our “new” normal practice.  If your office is located in an area where the local government or health departments have more strict stay at home orders, that is the guideline you will follow. [...]

2020 AOA President’s Council

Profession's leaders primed for states opportunities and challenges in 2020 Here's what happened at the optometric leadership forum: Moderator Chris Wroten, O.D., uses an early 20th century expedition to the South Pole to inspire attendees at Presidents’ Council, Jan. 16-18, in Houston, Texas. Success isn't guaranteed through sheer determination alone; effective leaders know it takes [...]

Gambles Honored with Humanitarian Scholarship

Dr. James Gamble, founding member of the Columbia Eyes Consultants Optometry practice in Columbia, Missouri.   Dr. James Gamble was a founding member of the Columbia Eye Consultants Optometry practice in Columbia, Missouri and established an eye care clinic in Chichicastenango, Gatemala as a personal mission. His practice partners joined him in the project and [...]

Save The Date – 2020 MOA Annual Conference

Plans are underway for the 2020 MOA Annual Conference -- The Future in Focus. This year we're headed back to the beautiful Chateau on the Lake in Branson. Our tentative schedule of events and complete hotel information is posted on our conference web site. Mark your calendars for October 15 - 18, 2020!

Legislative Conference Is a Wrap

Winter weather was a minor incidence at this year’s MOA Legislative Conference. There were some threats of unsafe driving conditions in the forecast, but providence prevailed and conditions improved just before the conference. Everyone was able to make it to the Sunday afternoon committee meetings. One of the important functions at the conference is volunteer [...]

MOA Coronavirus Statement

As we all try to navigate the rapidly changing COVID-19 pandemic, the MOA wants you to know that we are here to offer you resources and guidance.  None of us have ever experienced anything like this.  The AOA has sent communications to members and is working with the federal government and the CDC to ensure [...]

President’s Message

Spring 2020

Chris DeRose  •  MOA President 2019-2020 Winter is here but Spring is coming soon (according to the Groundhog). Year 2020 has kicked off and we’re excited for it to be the Year of the Eye Exam! #2020EyeExam In January, we wrapped up this year’s successful Legislative Conference. Another round of wintry roads threatened to damper [...]