New HampshireLake Optometric Association

Vision for a Lifetime

Doctors of Optometry (ODs) are the 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.  Optometrists also play a vital role in identifying related systemic conditions affecting the eye.

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In The News...

NH House Tables HB 585

In the face of strong evidence showing obvious discrimination by certain insurance carriers against optometry, the New Hampshire House of Representatives voted last week to "Lay on the Table" HB 585.  Choosing to believe the NH Medical Society lobby and the carrier representatives instead of the New Hampshire Insurance Department, the House effectively killed the bill for this legislative session.  The vote was by "Division" in which individual Representatives' votes are not recorded.

 

Click here to learn about your eyeClick on the picture to learn more about your eyes, eye conditions, and taking good care of your precious eyesight!
 


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Benefits that can be Gained from Vision Therapy

Recently an important article article was published explaining Vision Therapy (sometimes also called Vision Training or VT.  This is a specialized branch of Optometry which can often be very helpful to patients with amblyopia (poor vision in one eye), strabismus (eyes misaligned or not straight) or learning problems caused by poor or inefficient vision skills.  CLICK HERE to read the story!

 

Saving on Eye Care: Bargains and Risks
Why cutting costs on eye care sometimes goes too far

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Exam Assistance and Free Exam Information

InfantSEE

InfantSEE- Through this program (formerly known as Operation Bright Star) optometrists provide a no-cost comprehensive infant eye assessment, regardless of income or insurance.  Assessments at six to twelve months of age can determine healthy development of vision.  Visit infantsee.org to find a doctor and learn more about the program.

Eligibility Criteria: None. EVERY infant, 6-12 months of age is eligible.

Lions Club - The Lions Club stands ready to assist people in need. If you are in need of assistance please contact your local Lions Club today.

Vision USA - Vision USA provides basic eye health and vision care services, free of charge, to the many uninsured, low-income people and their families who have no other means of obtaining care.

Call (800) 766-4466 or visit www.aoa.org to apply online or by mail. For additional information contact Vision USA by e-mail, visionusa@aoa.org.

 




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Member News

Members are exclusively entitled to the member newsletter, information for glaucoma management, and important contact information for other NHOA members.

Please CLICK HERE to access the private, members-only information.  This information is password-protected; if you have forgotten your password, CLICK HERE to email the NHOA office.
 

Member Services Committee Announces Two New Member Benefits for 2014!

 The NHOA Member Services Committee is happy to tell you about two significant new member benefits for the coming year:

 1.       CE Incentive Rebate Program.  Starting with the February meeting, any NHOA member who accumulates at least 16 hours of NHOA-sponsored CE during the year will receive a $150 credit which can be applied toward either your 2015 dues or NHOA-sponsored 2015 CE.  We will track your CE hours and grant the credit automatically when achieved.

2.      New Member Sponsor Program.  Starting on January 1, 2014, any NHOA member who sponsors a new member will receive a credit of $200 if the new member is still a member at the end of 2014.  Again, the credit can be applied toward either your 2015 dues or NHOA-sponsored 2015 CE.  When a new member joins, we will ask him or her if there was any particular member who influenced the decision to join, and that member will receive the credit. 

If you have any questions about these new incentive programs, contact Sarah Jagatic, Angel Sawyer or the NHOA office.

The NHOA Intraprofessional Relations Committee has posted two VERY IMPORTANT documents on the Members Only page.  The first points to a list of our colleagues who have a special interest in certain areas of optometry, and the second points to a list of your colleagues who have expressed willingness to speak to groups (professional or civic) about optometry.  Click on the link above to go to the members-only section of the website.

Dues: Click here to find out your yearly dues responsibility


GLAUCOMA
TREATMENT
INFORMATION
for NHOA member
optometrists:
CLICK HERE
for information on
the treatment of
POAG under the
New Hampshire laws

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Continuing Education 201
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May 7
July 9
October 17 - 19
(Annual Meeting, Portsmouth)


The May 7 meeting is now open for registration.  CLICK HERE to go to the meeting information page and REGISTER for the day!

 

Additional Career Information

Looking for practice opportunities?
--Search our local classifieds
--Search local states through The New England College of Optometry Career Search Page
--Search the AOA Career Center