Types of Commercial Real Estate Leases and Clauses

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Save the Date: October 3-6

For the 2019 Annual Conference we will be returning to the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks for our fall conference -- Welcome to Parrot Eyes!! -- which will be held October 3-6 at Margaritaville (formerly Tan-Tar-A). Mark your calendars and save that date for the best in continuing education, exhibit hall space, and networking opportunities! … [Read More...]

2019 Legislative Conference

The weather was again the topic of conversation at this year’s MOA Legislative Conference. Winter storms covered central Missouri before the conference. However, the weather didn’t stop members from attending important functions at this year’s event. One of the important functions at the conference is the volunteer committees that work to lay out a course of action for the MOA Board for 2019. … [Read More...]

Meet the AOA in St. Louis

The AOA will be returning to St. Louis for their 122th Annual Optometry’s Meeting later this year in June of 2019. It is not too early to make plans to attend five days of the best continuing education in the industry. Stay up to date on the latest technologies and industry advances in the Exhibit Hall. Get engaged and network with your peers at more than 100 different events. Other … [Read More...]

The MOA Remembers Dr. Frank Fontana

Achievement, Commitment, and Advocacy Few people have had as much positive impact on so many as did St. Louis optometrist Dr. Frank Fontana. Affectionately called “Uncle Frank” by hundreds of peers and friends throughout optometry, Dr. Fontana earned his nickname by serving as a mentor and advocate for countless optometric educators and future leaders of the profession. He was an … [Read More...]

In Memoriam – Scott Marrs Remembered

a legislative institution and a good friend to the Members of the Missouri Optometric Association According to his obituary, Scott Marrs passed away late Friday night, October 26, 2018, after a brief illness. He was the principal lobbyist and representative in the state capitol for various organizations throughout southwest Missouri and the Ozarks, including the City of Springfield, Missouri … [Read More...]

Four Ways to Write a Better Career Center Post

If you’re looking to hire an associate optometrist, or even a partner in your practice, you’ve likely considered posting an ad through an industry resource like the AOA’s Optometry’s Career Center. But, how can you be sure that your posting stands out from the rest and attracts the caliber of talent that you seek? These four tips will ensure that your opportunity is a top choice for the most … [Read More...]

Member Benefit: “Prioritizing Cyber-Security and HIPAA Compliance” Bootcamp

In today's digital age, addressing key cyber-security and compliance requirements is now more important than ever as compliance and security go hand-in-hand in protecting your practice. Creating an effective cyber-security and compliance program gives you the tools that you need to document your processes and assess any areas of vulnerability that could lead to potential security incidents and … [Read More...]

New Year, New Opportunities

Opportunities for ODs and Practices Looking for Top Talent With a new year brings new opportunities and one of the best times of the year to hire a doctor of optometry. AOAExcel’s Optometry’s Career Center saves you time and gives your career posting maximum visibility with ODs. Don’t sift through piles and piles of unqualified candidates, Optometry’s Career Center targets qualified … [Read More...]

President’s Message

Mid-Year 2019

Mindy BlackfordMOA President2018-2019 I can’t believe fall is here. The past year has gone by so quickly.  I have enjoyed my time as your MOA president.  Thank you for the opportunity to serve you and this wonderful organization.  I have been on the MOA Board for twelve years.  That sounds like a long time but [...]

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