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Oregon Optometric Physicians Association (OOPA) Joins the American Optometric Association (AOA) and Doctors of Optometry Nationwide for the #2020EyeExam Campaign 


Milwaukie, OR – Oregon Optometric Physicians Association (OOPA) joins the #2020EyeExam campaign to make eye health and vision care a national priority in 2020. OOPA wants to underscore the importance of receiving an in-person comprehensive eye exam with an AOA doctor of optometry and make it part of their annual health care routine. 

“Good vision is essential to quality of life and a comprehensive eye exam is an important, preventive way to preserve vision and help maintain overall health,” says Nicole Rush, OD, President, OOPA Board of Directors. “With over sixteen million Americans struggling with undiagnosed or untreated vision impairments, OOPA is excited to partner with the AOA and join the #2020EyeExam campaign to address this issue.” 

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OOPA names Geoff Knapp as executive director


Milwaukie, OR – Oregon Optometric Physicians Association (OOPA) has named Geoff Knapp as executive director. In his new role, Knapp replaces interim director, Dr. David Wolf.

“We are pleased to have someone with Geoff’s diverse background and record of success joining our team,” said Nicole Rush, OD, president, board of directors.  “The board is excited to engage in new initiatives in 2020 and Geoff’s leadership skills and enthusiasm arrive at the perfect time for the association and its growing membership.”

Knapp recently served as reputation manager for ReputationUs, a firm specializing in reputation and crisis management. Prior to ReputationUs, he served as government relations manager for PacificSource Health Plan’s Oregon market. Knapp holds more than 20 years of combined public relations, communications, government relations, journalism and marketing experience.

OOPA is a statewide organization comprised of doctors of optometry, college of optometry faculty, optometric students and industry-related associates.

OOPA is an affiliate of the American Optometric Association (AOA). It is governed by a president, president-elect, secretary/treasurer, past president, two directors and an executive director. The mission of the organization is to promote, protect and advance the professional practice of optometry.


Oregon Optometric Physicians Association Awards Inaugural Scholarships to Pacific Optometry Students

By Sarah Marks

The Oregon Optometric Physicians Association (OOPA) is shaping the vision care of tomorrow by supporting future optometrists in the Pacific University College of Optometry.

OOPA, the only professional association for optometry in Oregon, and an affiliate of the American Optometric Association (AOA), recently established the Oregon Optometric Physicians Association Scholarship at Pacific, which has already benefited five current doctor of optometry students. The scholarship was the first OOPA has ever established.    Read full press release