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ALOA Speakers Bureau

Are You Planning a Meeting?

As a public service, the Alabama Optometric Association (ALOA) Speakers Bureau can provide qualified optometrists to speak on a variety of eye care and safety topics. Whether you're planning a convention for a large group or a small meeting, we would like to provide you with a speaker.

Why a Doctor of Optometry?

A Doctor of Optometry (O.D.) can provide information on primary eye care, eye infections, eye diseases and eye injuries.

How many of your members wear glasses or contacts? An O.D. can provide them with information on the latest laser surgery to correct nearsightedness.

How many of your members have children? An O.D. can tell them about simple vision problems which, if left undetected, can result in accidents, learning difficulties and even behavioral problems.

How many of your members use a computer on a regular basis? An O.D. can tell them how to prevent eye strain.

  • Primary Care (general information about the eyes and vision care)
  • Children's Vision Problems and Learning
  • What Kids Should Know About Vision
  • Common Ocular Disorders and Diseases
    • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
    • Cataracts
    • Diabetes
    • Glaucoma
  • Contact Lenses
  • Adapting to Vision Changes That Accompany Aging
  • Low Vision
  • Eye Safety/Trauma
  • Office Lighting
  • Careers in Optometry
  • Advances in Eye Care (vision correction surgery, etc.)

Want to Request a Speaker?

Contact Amanda Buttenshaw at the ALOA office at (334) 273-7895 or send e-mail to optometry@alaopt.com.

The following information will be requested:

  • Name of the organization
  • Date of meeting
  • Location of meeting
  • Requested topic
  • Time allotted speaker
  • Expected attendance
  • Contact person with phone number, fax number (if available) and e-mail (if available)
  • Contact person's address
  • Indicate whether your organization can provide audiovisual equipment (overhead projector, screen, slide projector, etc.) if necessary.

One month's notice is requested to help us match your group with the perfect speaker to address your area of interest.

Members of the Alabama Optometric Association are experts on issues related to eyecare and safety. ALOA Speakers Bureau members do not expect compensation.