The value of membership is immeasurable; without the VOA, optometrists in Virginia would still be fixing watches!
The VOA is your EYES, EARS, and VOICE for issues every OD will face politically, in business, in patient encounters, and more—The value for your dues is immeasurable!
*Based on 2015 data
The VOA Board of Trustees (elected officers and other members who volunteer their time and effort) work diligently with the VOA Executive Director, Bo Keeney, to continue to advance the profession while protecting the rights and privileges of doctors of optometry. Mr. Keeney is very familiar with the problems facing optometry: access, recognition, and fairness. He is adept at dealing with vision-care plans, medical plans, any-willing-provider legislation, post-operative care, and regulatory agencies. The VOA also monitors the activities of VA Society of Ophthalmology, VA Medical Society, VA Retail Merchants Association, and more.
The VOA has been responsible for nullifying Medicare plans to eliminate postoperative care by an OD; for providing postoperative care by an OD under Medicaid; maintaining corporate practice prohibitions over 70 years; expanding Rx ability to include all oral medications for the eye and its adnexa. The VOA is dedicated to working for you, your practice and your patients every day. The VOA has been fighting for optometry for over 100 years—Join the TEAM today!!!