Members in good standing will be receiving by e-mail a ballot on the initiative to change the name of the academy. I am encouraging all of you to vote on this issue. Change is often hard especially when I was part of the process in picking out the original name of the group. Even at that point however all of us who made up the original board understood that the name we had chosen for our organization would need to change at some point to reflect the newer realities of the marketplace that were still in their infancy ba ck then. Our original goal to promote Ortho-K is still there but we also realize that what we are doing in our practices especially concerning refractive error regulation and non invasive semi permanent ways of correcting refractive error reflect so much more.
So I encourage all of you to take a few minutes to look over the attached informational flyer and then vote. I with your Board of Directors look forward to seeing you in Chicago next month.
Cary M Herzberg O.D. FIAO
President of IAO,OAA