News Archive


Registration Continues Until June 10th for OAL Convention
Posted April 16, 2017

The OAL Annual Convention is slated for June 16-18, 2017 in Baton Rouge. An All Star line up of speakers include Drs. Randall Thomas & Ron Melton, Dr. Lee Peplinski, Dr. Walt Whitely and Dr. Jason Jedlicka. A special Scleral Lens Workshop will be available for the first 35 OAL members who sign up. Saturday Night Dinner & Social will include Casino Night!

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LA's First Inductee into National Optometry Hall of Fame
Posted April 01, 2017

Selection to the National Optometry Hall of Fame is our profession's highest honor. Inductees include optometry pioneers such as Charles Prentice, Irving Borish, Glenn Fry, Jimmy Bartlett, & Admiral David Sullins, Jr., just to name a few. The Hall of Fame recognizes a Doctor of Optometry's national stature, their significant and enduring impact on the profession, as well as a full range of contributions including, but not limited to, their professional leadership, academic leadership, and research contributions. An inductee's dedication and commitment to their patients, to their community, and to the profession of optometry as a whole, are evident by an impressive collection of activities and responsibilities they have held throughout their career. Their luminary leadership and outstanding contributions cause our profession to forever be in their debt. It is our distinct honor to announce the National Optometry Hall of Fame's 2017 Class includes the very first inductee from Louisiana in history, our very own, James D. Sandefur, Executive Director of the Optometry Association of Louisiana. The Induction Ceremony will take place during a "meet & greet"-style gathering at Optometry's Meeting in Washington, D.C., on Thursday evening, June 22, from 7:00-8:00pm at the Washington Marriott Marquis Hotel. Please make plans to attend. The OAL wishes to thank it's members who were instrumental in the nominating process: Dr. Rob Janot, Dr. Darby Chiasson, & Dr. Camile Chiasson. Pictured here, Dr. Sandefur is presented a framed copy of his induction letter by Dr. Chris Wroten, as well as a book containing all of his letters of recommendation by Dr. Rob Janot.Thank you, and congratulations, Jim!Kevin Kasovich, ODPresident, OAL

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Dr. Breanne McGhee Creates Event Teaching Kids About Eye Exam Awareness
Posted December 18, 2016

It's never too early to create awareness about optometry and the importance of eye exams. Breanne McGhee, OD, decided to do just that with her recent event in New Orleans: Discover.Learn.Play. Optometry, for 3- and 4-year-olds and their parents.

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Have Your Baby's Eyes Checked by Louisiana Optometrists
Posted July 14, 2013

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 infant wellness care to improve a child's quality of life. Under this program, participating optometrists provide a comprehensive infant eye assessment between 6 and 12 months of age as a no-cost public service. Click on "Read More" to learn more and to view InfantSee Videos.

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Download Mobile App!
Posted October 11, 2015

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 (Louisiana Optometry). Calendar of Events, Member Info, Course Handouts, plus much, much more.

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OAL & Office Depot Offer Members Deep Discounts!
Posted August 21, 2015

The OAL is proud to present our members with a FREE discount program! OAL Members can save up to 80% off preferred products at Office Depot and OfficeMax® stores or online.

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LA. Student Elected AOSA President
Posted January 15, 2015

---Southern College of Optometry student Hunter Chapman, Class of 2016, was recently elected president of the American Optometric Student Association (AOSA) at the AOSA Board of Trustees meeting in San Francisco.

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SIGN UP FOR TEXT ALERTS!
Posted March 23, 2013

Login to your member profile and enter your mobile number to receive text alerts from the OAL. Get the latest information on CE, meetings, and other alerts of importance to all Optometrists! Can't login?...Contact the OAL office at 1-888-388-0675 for assistance.




Consumer Protection, FTC Complaints
Posted July 09, 2013

Doctors & Patients: If you have a complaint about the illegal sale of contact lenses or wish to report any adverse contact lens effects, please click "Read More" to access the FTC Complaint Form.

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Invest In Your Practice....Invest In Your Staff!
Posted March 23, 2013

There is a way for you to provide better vision care for your patients - without spending thousands of dollars on new equipment or traveling thousands of miles to learn the newest optometric procedures. How? By increasing the skills and abilities of the members of your staff - through their membership in the Optometry Association of Louisiana- Paraoptometric Section.

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CREDIT CARD PROCESSING COMPANY FOR OAL MEMBERS
Posted January 31, 2013

THE OAL & TOTAL MERCHANT SERVICES HAVE WORKED TO PUT TOGETHER A GREAT DEAL FOR OUR MEMBERS! THEY ARE OFFERING YOU A $300.00 SIGN-UP BONUS AND $150.00 TOWARDS YOUR OAL DUES ANNUALLY IN ADDITION TO OFFERING WHAT WE THINK ARE THE LOWEST RATES YET.WE SUGGEST YOU GIVE THEM A TRY!

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Join the OAL!
Posted October 23, 2015

Join with us as we continue to increase our clinical expertise, our business acumen, and our personal leadership skills, while staying engaged in our profession. You, your patients, and your profession will benefit tremendously if you do!

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