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The next generation of optometry’s leaders

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A former American Optometric Student Association president is one of the first graduates of the AOA’s Leadership Institute. Discover what he’s taking away from the program. Read More >

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2023 MOA Annual Conference

May 10-12, 2023
Billings, MT


MOA ELECTS NEW BOARD AND OFFICERS

At the MOA 2022 Annual Meeting, the following officers and board members were selected to lead your organization until May 2023:

Dr. Dirk Beyer, Hamilton - President
Dr. Caitlin Campbell, Missoula - First Vice President
Dr. Paige Nash, Lewistown - Second Vice President
Dr. Nicole Henriksen, Helena - Immediate Past President
Dr. William Thomas, Missoula - Board Member
Dr. Robert Simons, Helena - Board Member


ELECTION OF DR. RON BENNER - AOA Vice President


Ronald Benner, O.D.

Ronald L. Benner, O.D., was elected to the American Optometric Association Board of Trustees at the 118th Annual AOA Congress & 45th Annual AOSA Conference: Optometry's Meeting in June 2015 and elected to the office of Vice President during the 124th Annual AOA Congress & 51st Annual AOSA Conference: Optometry's Meeting in June 2021.As a member of the AOA Board of Trustees, Dr. Benner serves as chair of the Finance Committee and as a member of the Executive Committee, Investment Committee, and the 401(k) Committee. He is liaison to the Content Review Board, Education Committee, and the Quality Improvement and Registries Committee. Dr. Benner is also the board liaison to the Council on Research, the Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry and to the affiliate associations of Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, West Virginia state affiliates, University of Pikeville College of Optometry and University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry. Dr. Benner's past board work includes serving as liaison to the Contact Lens and Cornea Section, Faculty & Student Membership Liaisons, Membership Development Committee, InfantSEE & Children's Vision Committee, Vision Rehabilitation Committee, AOA Excel, Federal Relations Committee, State Government Relations Committee, Third Party Center Executive Committee. He also served on the AOA-Political Action Committee (AOA-PAC), serving as chair from 2010 to 2015.  A past president of the Montana Optometric Association (MOA), Dr. Benner has held numerous roles within the MOA, as well as within the Great Western Council of Optometry, serving as chair of the board of directors. Dr. Benner has been honored with the MOA Young Optometrist of the Year Award, MOA Distinguished Service Award and, twice, MOA Optometrist of the Year Award.A graduate of Pacific University College of Optometry, Dr. Benner has been active in his community, serving in numerous civic and faith-based organizations.Dr. Benner owns and operates a private practice clinic in Laurel, Montana.


OPTOMETRISTS: DOCTORS ON THE
FRONTLINE OF EYE AND VISION CARE

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 as well as identify related systemic conditions affecting the eye.

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AOA MORE (Measures and Outcomes Registry for Eyecare) by Prometheus Research successfully launched at Optometry's Meeting® and is now open for doctor enrollment. ​

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