Associations unite to promote comprehensive eye exams

Oregon State Sheriffs’ Association (OSSA) is partnering with Oregon Optometric Physicians Association (OOPA) to encourage all Oregonians to make 2020 the year to make an in-person comprehensive eye exam.   Click here to read an article featuring Dr. Jim Hale in the OSSA fall 2020 publication.

“Sheriffs rely on vision acuity for everything from split second decision-making to prolonged computer work,” said Jason Myers, Executive Director, OSSA. “But receiving regular comprehensive eye exams, regardless of vision acuity, can help detect serious eye and other potentially serious health problems at the earliest stage ─ when they are most treatable.”

Eye health and vision problems may develop without any obvious signs or symptoms. In- person, annual eye exams with doctors of optometry can detect early signs of visual system diseases such as glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness. In addition, eye exams safeguard overall health by enabling the doctor of optometry to detect more than 270 serious health conditions including diabetes, high blood pressure, autoimmune diseases and cancers.

OSSA is encouraging all its members to schedule an eye exam by year’s end as part of the initiative’s “2020” theme.    

“From Astoria to Brookings and all points east, OSSA and OOPA serve the entire state,” said Nicole Rush, President, OOPA Board of Directors. “We’re very excited to join OSSA in this important health public awareness campaign and feel that the partnership is a win/win effort.”  

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This initiative has been supported by the following industry partners.   We thank them for their generous support.