Welcome to the new Georgia Optometric Association website. We hope you enjoy the look of the new site. We are going to be addidng significant content over the next several weeks and encourage you to visit us again soon


GOA wants to be your partner in helping to provide optometrists with invaluable resources for anyone practicing in the field of optometry. We are working harder than ever to bring you "members only" benefits that will provide you important services and save you money in the process.

GOA Benefits Include:


ABB OPTICAL GROUP supplies more than 30,000 Eye Care Professionals across the U.S. with: brand name contact lenses, fully customizable Gas Permeable and Custom Specialty Soft contact lenses, stock ophthalmic lenses, and a fully automated full service, state-of-the-art free form technology digital lens laboratory from Digital Eye Lab. The company also offers practice building services such as pricing strategy tools, Business Reviews, Annual Supply Staff Training and Ecommerce solutions, including patient ordering websites yourlens.com and primaryecp.com.  GOA Members earn a percentage of their total purchases from ABB OPTICAL GROUP for dues credit. For more information contact ABB OPTICAL GROUP at asalesleads@abboptical.com or by calling 800. 852.8089.

It is a pleasure to announce that the JRP Agency and Aflac is now a “Preferred Vendor” for GOA and their members.  We are proud to of this new partnership of Aflac products with GOA!  Aflac, through the JRP Agency, is offering a 9% discount, which amounts to one month’s free premium, for the popular “Accident Indemnity Advantage” insurance plan.  This is one of Aflac’s most popular products.  It provides a financial cushion should an accident occur.  It is 24 hour coverage – on or off – the job – and covers the entire family. 

No deductiblesNo copaymentsNo lifetime limitsNo network restrictions – and NO coordination of benefits.  It is awesome coverage for GOA members, employees and families.  Learn more about Aflac products and the accident plan discount ONLY for GOA members! 

Contact Rusty at the JRP Agency by email at park6249@bellsouth.net or call him at (229) 247-9760 for additional information or to set up an appointment.  Enjoy a month’s premium on us!  Aflac is now a proud GOA preferred vendor! 


Insurance Discounts (Malpractice & Liability)

Your membership in the GOA qualifies you for a valuable benefit! You may now be eligible for a discount of up to 10% on your business insurance, including professional liability, and personal insurance. Commercial Property & Liability; Professional Liability; Commercial Automobile; Commercial Umbrella; Workers Compensation; Homeowners; Personal Automobile; Personal Umbrella. These tremendous savings are possible through a Special Savings Program with Auto Owners Insurance (www.auto-owners.com), a fortune 500 Company and A++ (Superior) by A.M. Best Company. To learn more, contact Michael Berger at Berger & O'Neal Insurance Group: 770-442.0770 or michael@bergeroneal.com, or contact your current Auto-Owners Insurance Agent.

  EyeCarePro provides online marketing services, practice improvement strategies and web sites to more than 1,300 optometric practices in the US and Canada. Their top-rated websites are used by some of the most respected ODs in the country such as Dr. Neil Gailmard. EyeCarePro is partnering with the GOA to offer websites to its members.

EyeCarePro will offer its ODSyndication website service to members of the GOA at no charge. The program provides a full website, with the added bonus of a rich supply of vendor product related content. ODs specify which vendors they work with and the product content they would like on their site. ODSyndication sites inherit the exact same features and functionality as ODSite service, but use a single template which allows for placeholders for vendor content flow.

In addition, EyeCarePro will offer GOA members its industry leading website service, ODSite, which is used by more than 1,000 practices in the industry. ODSite is $59.95/month, with no setup fee and unlimited web pages, and comes with a choice of over 30 templates, free customer support, website hosting and a monthly website performance report with performance benchmarking against other practices.

For questions or for more information contact Daniel Rostenne, Daniel@eyecarepro.net or (412) 532-6542.

Credit Card Transaction Program with FFUSA

The Members' Only merchant services program of the the GOA will save your practice hundreds of dollars in fees that you are now paying unnecessarily. First Financial will save you money, improve your processing and at the same time "GIVE BACK" a part of their fee to the foundations and political action that elevate our profession, in your name. Do as practices all over Georgia are doing...Call...Compare...Save! Call Cam Higgins at 404-735-6555 or email cam.ffusa@att.net, or visit his website at http://ffusa.com/agent/ch.html
  All GOA members and their staff will now be eligible for discounted rates and additional benefits from Georgia’s Own Credit Union. The following is a list of specific incentives the Credit Union will offer.
  • Free Checking that pays dividends on every dollar
  • No out of pocket expense to join as we put your opening deposit in your savings account
  • Free Visa® Check Card
  • Free Access to your money at 5,000+ credit union service centers worldwide
  • Free Unlimited ATM transactions at 80,000+”surcharge free” ATM’s (More ATM’s than the largest national banks. Money at your fingertips no matter where you are.  Visit georgiasown.org to find an ATM near you)
  • Free e-Services (Bill Pay, e-Statements, and Online Banking services)
  • Low interest rates on loans (employees of GOA & it’s Members will receive .50% off their next loan with Georgia’s Own Credit Union)
  • Visa® credit card with low rates, no annual fees* and no balance transfer fees
  • Georgia’s Own Investment and Retirement Services
  • Balance budgeting and personal finance service

*Purchases, balance transfers and cash advances subject to the standard APR of 9.99-12.99% for VISA Platinum based on your creditworthiness.

For additional information or to enroll in your benefits please contact Dina Hairston at 404-698-9787 or dmhairston@georgiasown.org

MidSouth Premier Ophthalmics is proud to be able to offer GOA members even deeper savings on their products! As a preferred vendor of the GOA, we are able to extend an additional .5% rebate towards your GOA dues on all soft contact and GP lens purchases. All lab and frame purchases qualify for an additional 2 to 4% rebate towards GOA dues (2% if monthly volume is under $3,000, and 4% if monthly volume is $3,000 and higher). Purchase everything your practice needs from MidSouth Premier (your Single Source supplier) and receive greater discounts, improve efficiencies, and now get rebates towards your GOA membership dues!  Contact MidSouth Premier 877-700-0914 www.mspremier.com 
Your SERVICES (Lab) (Frames), Your SAVINGS (2-4%)
Your SERVICES (Soft Contacts) (GP), Your SAVINGS (0.5%)


POS is a healthcare communication company that works with practices to improve their print and digital communications. POS offers a wide range of products and services. From printed products such as Georgia RX pads and patient education materials to digital services such as statement processing and automated patient messaging (email, text and phone communication).

POS offers all GOA members a special discount. CLICK HERE to view the current offer on RX pads.

Contact POS for a free, no obligation consultation on your current print and electronic communications.

Phone: 800.331.4976

Email: info@poscorp.com

Web: www.poscorp.com

Free Coding Consultant
Do you have questions on how to code or need advice on how to code a procedure correctly or have other coding questions? Email our Coding Consultant and she will reply to your email in 3 business days. For more information contact the GOA Office.
Legal Service Plan

Contact GOA's General Counsel for answers to legal questions. Contact information can be found in your membership directory.

GOA Listserve (Online Information Exchange)
Since the inception of the GOA Listserve many members have found it a valuable tool to communicate with colleagues throughout the stateon a number of issues. If you are not already signed up to receive emails from the listserve and would like to be, contact Bryan Markowitz, GOA Executive Director with your email address.
Classified Listing in Newsletter & Website
GOA Members can place Classified Ads for Free. Practice For Sale, Equipment For Sale or Equipment Needed, Post Positions Available or OD’s Seeking a Position.  Ads run for 90 days and expire, you must resubmit them.

Members Only “Lunch & Learns” & Webinars

Throughout the year the GOA offers courses to Doctors and their Staff at a nominal fee. These classes are often at the GOA Office and kept on a small scale for more interaction between attendees and the lecturers. Check the GOA Website, Upcoming Events to see our event listing.

Discounted Tickets for Six Flags & White Water Theme Parks & Georgia Aquarium

Contact Kim Hollis at the GOA Office for Discounted Daily, Season and Multi Park Passes. Tickets are mailed directly to you from the GOA Office.  Go to www.georgiaaquarium.org/goa to receive your 10% discount on Georgia Aquarium tickets.
Insurance Discounts (Malpractice, Disability)
The AOA has preferred vendors for your insurance Coverage Needs. Contact the AOA for More Information or Log on to the AOA website at AOA.org

AOA Dr. Locator

Online Optometrist Referral Directory. www.aoadrlocator.org

Compliance Manuals

The AOA has HIPPA, Medicare Compliance Manuals, Pamphlets and Resource Materials available for your office. Contact the AOA for More Information or Log on to the AOA website at AOA.org

Automobile Rental Discount
National Car Rental Offers Discounted Rates to AOA Members. Contact the AOA for More Information or Log on to the AOA website at AOA.org National Car Rental ID # 5703894
Discounted Rate for Packages Delivery
UPS Offers Discounted Rates to AOA Members. Contact the AOA for More Information or Log on to the AOA website at AOA.org  mention Special Discount #C0000700217