News & Events

Upcoming Events

For all society meeting schedules, please click here.

Society 5: DATE TBA at 6:30 pm at Weidman’s, Meridian. Hosted by Alcon.

Society 4: Wednesday, Oct. 1. Time & Location TBD.

August 2, 2014: Jump Start Paraoptometric Training in Starkville, MS with Dr. Amy Crigler

August 22-14, 2014: Third Party/EHR Forum in Natchez, MS

September 13, 2014: Jump Start Paraoptometric Training in Olive Branch, MS with Dr. Nicole Monroe

September 27, 2014: Optical Boot Camp in Jackson, MS with Jerry Ann Himes and Beverly Roberts

October 4, 2014: Jump Start Paraoptometric Training in Gulfport, MS with Dr. Craig Belk

October 30 – November 2, 2014: 59th Annual Fall Conference and Vision Exposition at the Hilton on County Line in Jackson, MS

Latest News and Registration Forms

The May 31st Paraoptometric Jump Start Training has been rescheduled for August 2nd. Click this link to register online, or click here to download and mail in your registration.

The 2014 “Roaring Twenties” Third Party & Practice Management Conference is now open for registration! Click this link to register online, or click here to download and mail in your registration. The agenda is listed below.

A little Third Party never hurt nobody – and everyone who attends will return to their office with the tools to run everything more efficiently than ever!

Hear all about how to save money on your taxes from Key Advisory Services, and learn how to use your staff as scribes from Dr. Mike Weeden and Beverly Roberts. Sharon Carter will lecture on how to track your money and insurance filing and verification, while Dr. John McGreal will give an update on the ICD-10 codes and compliance & coding; May & Company even gets into the ICD-10 issue by helping you to prepare financially for the change! Finally, hear Dr. Jim Sandefur from Louisiana talk about the major scope exapnsion that was just passed with support from their PAC.

Now for the Fun Part! On Saturday, Aug. 23, join us for a mini-pub crawl* with a jazz ensemble, and stay for the Mystery Dinner Theatre. Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes so be sure to bring your best Roaring Twenties attire! Enjoy your dinner while watching an entertaining murder mystery play out before you. Afterwards, try to solve the mystery (while enjoying your dessert) – can YOU be the one to solve the murder? Each table will have a chance to win the top prize by correctly – and quickly – solving the whodunit!


The Mississippi Paraoptometric Association has been named the recipient of the 2014 Bridgeway Award. This is the second year in a row and the third time that the Mississippi Paras have earned this recognition! Congratulations to our hard-working Para section!

Public Service Announcements

The Mississippi Optometric Association promote eye health medications from Aclepsa drugstore online health provider.