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. Nearly 350 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.
Members, Mark Your Calendars for 2017 CE!
2017 Mid Winter Meeting
March 25, 2017
The Shreveport Hilton is now accepting hotel reservations for the 2017 OAL Mid Winter Meeting. Through this website you can book, modify or cancel your hotel reservations and receive updated information about the event. We look forward to seeing you! Details of the meeting will be released after the holidays, but book your room early by clicking here.
---St. Louis, MO, Jan 12-14, 2017: The OAL was well represented at the January 12-14, 2017 Presidents Council Meeting held in St. Louis. Pictured above, from L-R are Dr. Scott Taylor (OAL President Elect), Dr. Kevin Kasovich (OAL President), Dr. Jim Sandefur (OAL Executive Director), and Dr. Chris Wroten (OAL Past President & Presidents Council Moderator).
---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.