Welcome to the Optometry Association of Louisiana

The Optometry Association of Louisiana (OAL) is a group of state-licensed optometrists who deliver primary eyecare to citizens in all parts of Louisiana. Over 300 members strong, the organization provides continuing education programs for its doctors, sponsors programs to improve eyecare in Louisiana and abroad, and represents Louisiana nationally at optometric programs and events. The OAL also promotes legislation to insure all Louisiana citizens have access to quality eyecare.

What is a Doctor of Optometry?

Doctors of Optometry (O.D.’s) are the independent 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.  (American Optometric Association)   Doctors of Optometry also diagnose associated systemic conditions; prescribe oral and topical medications (e.g. antibiotics, antivirals, anti-inflammatories, & pain relievers, among others); perform minor surgical procedures on and around the eye; order and interpret blood work and neuro-imaging (such as MRI, CAT scan, etc.); offer vision therapy and vision rehabilitative services; fit contact lenses; and prescribe eyeglasses.  For more information, please browse this site and visit the American Optometric Association's website at www.aoa.org.



---Washington, DC, Apr 19, 2016: Optometry Students from Louisiana join Drs. Wroten & Sandefur in presenting an AOA award to Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) for introducing the CONTACT LENS CONSUMER HEALTH PROTECTION ACT.  The legislation is designed to protect the eye health of consumers by preventing illegal sale of contact lenses.  L-R: Lauren Fereday, Brad Anders, Chris Wroten, OD, Senator Cassidy, Jim Sandefur, OD, Daneille LeBlanc, Celeste Baker, and Mike Matherne.


---Atlanta, GA, Feb 26, 2016:   Drs. Cynthia Baker (OAL President), Jim Sandefur (OAL Executive Director), Andrea Thau (AOA President Elect) and Steven Loomis (AOA President) gathered at SECO to discuss the "Think About Your Eyes" program.  "Think About Your Eyes" is a public-service initiative that encourages annual eye examinations for better eye health and earlier disease detection.  



Recent News

Annual Convention June 17-19

The 2016 Annual Convention will be June 17-19 at the Crowne Plaza Executive Center in Baton Rouge. 17 hours of OD CE will be offered, along with a full slate of...

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State Taxes Glasses & Contact Lenses

The Louisiana legislature passed new laws that now make prescription eyeglasses and contact lenses taxable for Louisiana sales tax purposes. Prior to now, these...

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Advanced Procedures Course to be Offered @ June Convention

The OAL proudly presents our third 32 hr Advanced Procedures Course. The 2016 APC will be provided by NSUOCO & will include lectures & hands-on workshops....

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Dr. Chris Wroten Appointed to SCO Board

Memphis, TN---SCO welcomes Chris Wroten, OD '02 to its Board of Trustees. Dr. Wroten previously served as the Board's Alumni Council Representative. Dr. Wroten...

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Have Your Baby's Eyes Checked by Louisiana Optometrists

InfantSEE, a public health program, managed by Optometry Cares - the AOA Foundation, is designed to ensure that eye and vision care becomes an essential part of...

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Download Mobile App!

Have all the OAL member resources at your fingertips by downloading our mobile app! Find in the App Store (Optometry Association of Louisiana) or in Google Play...

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Calendar of Events

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Oakdale, LA 71463
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