Florida Licensure

Dear Future Colleagues, Recent changes in the statutes of the Florida Board of Optometry have created uncertainty for students and new graduates interested in practicing in Florida. On April 14, 2017, an administrative law judge invalidated the “7-year look back” provision relating to applications for licensure in Florida. However, by law, that provision will remain

Congratulations to Arkansas’ Scholarship Winners

Arkansas Optometric Association announces Scholarship Winners The Arkansas Optometric Association (ArOA) has announced Valerie Brown as the recipient of the 2014 Dr. Milton Webb Optometric Leadership and Service Scholarship.  Valerie Brown-Arnold is from Crossett, AR and received her B.S. in Biology from Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia, AR.  While at Southern Arkansas University, she was

13 students picked for National Liaison roles

The American Optometric Student Association, the national organization for optometry students, has named student liaisons to 13 national optometry organizations.  “The AOSA has a forty-year tradition of leadership in optometric education, and the National Liaisons serve an important role in ensuring optometry students have the opportunity to be involved and make a broad impact across

AOSA elects new officers

At the American Optometric Student Association Board of Trustees meeting just concluded in Dallas, four officers representing the Association’s Executive Council were elected: Devin Sasser, a third-year student at University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry, was elected president of the 6,400-member association.  Sasser’s hometown is Dallas, TX, and he holds a biology degree from Xavier