Fall Convention

2017 Nebraska Optometry's Meeting

The 2017 Nebraska Optometry's Meeting will be a Celebration, 30 Years of TPA in Nebraska! It will be September 22-24th, in Kearney, NE at the Younes Conference Center.

This year's Fall Convention is a celebration of a key milestone for optometry in Nebraska. It marks the 30-year anniversary of the state's Therapeutic Practice Act, the landmark bill passed through the efforts of NOA that gave ODs the authority to treat eye conditions and diseases. Join colleagues from across the state in celebrating, renewing  friendships, and learning.

Doctors will be able to earn up to 14 hours of CE credits toward re-licensure.  Featured lecturers are Dr. Jason Miller and Dr. Blair Lonsberry.  Our popular Grand Rounds from Nebraska session will be Friday afternoon.  Saturday afternoon features concurrent, small-group interactive Learning Lounge sessions . You'll have a choice of two topics that suit your interests and needs.  Speakers are highlighted below.

Social Activities/Networking/Vendor Connections
Join colleagues and vendors Friday evening in the exhibit hall and in hospitality rooms for an informal evening of networking and learning.  Paras will enjoy a combination of fun, prize drawings, and business at their luncheon on Saturday.  Saturday night, join us for a celebration of excellence and leadership in Nebraska optometry as we recognize NOA award recipients preceding dinner.  After the reception and awards program, enjoy some friendly competition with your friends and colleagues. More information to come!

NEW THIS YEAR - Registration fees have been lowered by uncoupling the Saturday night banquet from the registration fee.  Your convention registration does NOT include tickets for the Saturday night event.  Please order tickets for yourself and any guests by adding that option when you register.  

The Convention registration fee includes admission to CE plus all breaks, meals, and listed social events (excluding the Saturday night banquet) for the days you are registered.

SPECIAL OFFER FOR DOCTORS LICENSED 30 YEARS OR MORE - In keeping with our celebration of the 30-year anniversary of Nebraska's TPA legislation, all doctors licensed for 30 years or more will receive a $30 rebate on the registration fee following the convention.

OD Instructors:

Dr. Jason R. Miller, OD, MBA, FAAO
Dr. Miller is a partner in a 5-Doctor private practice in Powell, Ohio and he is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Practice at The Ohio State University College of Optometry.
Dr. Miller has consulted, lectured and performed research on a wide variety of eye care areas; including contact lenses, myopia control, dry eyes, allergic conjunctivitis, practice management, electronic health records and billing & coding issues.
Dr. Miller has been published in many of eye care national publications; including a regular monthly column on contact lens care in Review of Cornea & Contact Lens, Contact Lens Spectrum and Optometric Management.
Within his community, Dr. Miller is active in the Olentangy Rotary Club and has participated in an international eye care mission trip to El Salvador.  

Dr. Miller's courses:

Attacking the Issues of Dry Eyes and Comfortable Contact Lens Wear- COPE 46072-CL (1 hr)
Picture This - COPE 48303-AS (1 hr)
Riding the Presbyopic Wave -  COPE 46083-CL (1 hr)
Innovations in Contact Lenses- COPE Pending (2 hrs)

Dr. Blair Lonsberry
Dr. Lonsberry obtained his Optometry degree from the University of Waterloo in 1996 after completing a Master of Science in Physiology from the University of Manitoba. He completed his residency in Primary Care Optometry from the Illinois College of Optometry in 1997, then joined the faculty at Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN. During his time at SCO, he completed a Masters in Education degree with an emphasis in adult learning.

Currently, Dr. Lonsberry is a Full Professor with Pacific University College of Optometry in Oregon.

Dr. Lonsberry is a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry, a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, the Optometric Retinal Society, the Optometric Glaucoma Society, and the Ocular Surface Society of Optometry.

Dr. Lonsberry's Courses:

Simplifying Systemic Antibiotics  - COPE 51981-OP (2 hrs)
Legends of the Posterior Segment  - COPE 51776-PS (2 hrs)

Grand Rounds from Nebraska  -  A rapid fire presentation of interesting cases from Nebraska Optometrists on a variety of primary eye care topics. Non-COPE (2 hrs)

  • Dr. Holly Ternus: Looks Like Vernal, Sounds Like Atopic
  • Dr. Tanner Gates: The Power of Lenses and Vision Therapy
  • Dr. Amy DeVries: Clinical Findings and Management of Normal Tension Glaucoma
  • Dr. Kristin Reed: Sclerals Don't Have To Be Scary: A First-Time Fit on a Post-RK Patient
  • Dr. Bill Kusek: How to Manage a Corneal Ulcer: From the Lost Art of Culturing to the Technology of Today

NOA Learning Lounges - An Interactive Space for Clinical Discussions - Non-COPE (1 hr course)

Visit the Learning Lounge to hold conversations with your colleagues and participate in informal, small group facilitated clinical discussions led by your colleagues. Share case studies, ideas and best practices on the topics. Float among the discussions or stay at one - it's up to you.

Doctors have the opportunity to choose two (2) of the following CE courses during the afternoon:


  • Dr. John Goertz: Surgical Co- management
  • Dr. Jeremy Baumfalk: Myopia Control
  • Dr. Chris Wolfe & Dr. Bob Vandervort: Clinical Quandaries (20 minute topics)
            · Integrating Ultra-wide field imaging and dilation
            · Use of steroids and anti-infectives in bacterial and viral conditions
            · OHTN: Treat or monitor?


  • Williams Group: "Practice Transitions: What works? What doesn't?"
  • Dr. Kyle Klute: New Technologies in Clinical Care and Office Management

Click here for more information, the complete schedule, and a printable registration form you can complete and send to the NOA Office.

Or click here to register online!

Hotel Reservation Information

Deadline for NOA Convention Group Rate: August 25, 2017  

Fairfield Inn - 308-236-4200 - $112.00

Comfort Inn - 308-236-3400 - $101.00

LaQuinta Inn & Suites - 308-237-4400 - $101.00