Louisiana Doctors of Optometry provide primary eyecare for the whole family
Louisiana Doctors of Optometry diagnose & treat eye diseases
Louisiana Doctors of Optometry perform LASER surgical procedures
Thank you for your membership in the OAL! Serving our patients and providing unsurpassed vision & eye healthcare to the citizens of Louisiana is a tremendous privilege we have. Continue your membership & volunteer involvement as we stand united for Optometry and work to increase our clinical expertise, our business acumen, and our personal leadership skills, while staying engaged in our profession.
Membership in the OAL is an extremely important part of any Louisiana Optometrist's career. The OAL has worked diligently to increase the number of services Louisiana ODs can provide, to prevent discrimination against the profession at all levels, and to insure representation on legislative issues. Please join us in continuing to insure a vibrant future for Optometry in Louisiana!
The gift of sight is precious! When surveyed about ones greatest fears, loss of vision is always one of the top responses. As Doctors of Optometry, it is our privilege and responsibility to insure that your vision is clear and comfortable, and that your eyes and your overall health are as good as can be. This website provides numerous educational pages and links about your eyes and your vision. And don't forget the importance of an annual eye exam for you and your loved ones!
***NEW*** 5/17/20: The resumption of full optometric care as of May, 15, 2020, is welcome relief for OAL members across the state!
In more good news, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) began it’s second round of grants to providers, also on May 15, 2020. For most Doctors of Optometry, these grants are a more than double what the first round was, so keep an eye on your bank account for a direct deposit from “HHS STIM”!
2020 Annual Convention RESCHEDULED to October 23-25, 2020
**DUE TO COVID-19, THE OAL BOARD HAS MADE THE DIFFICULT DECISION TO MOVE THE ANNUAL CONVENTION TO OCTOBER 23-25, 2020. WE WILL HAVE A FULL CONVENTION PROGRAM WITH 17hrs of CE AVAILABLE TO ODs, EXHIBIT HALL, PARAOPTOMETRIC PROGRAM, AND A SATURDAY NIGHT SOCIAL TO BE ANNOUNCED LATER. WITH THIS CHANGE, THERE WILL BE NO FALL CE CONFERENCE THIS YEAR. ROOM RESERVATIONS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED, SO YOU WILL NEED TO REBOOK YOUR HOTEL ROOM FOR THE OCTOBER DATES.
Crowne Plaza Executive Center 4728 Constitution Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA
Details & Registration Information Forthcoming
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