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GOA to Partner with the VSP Mobile Eye Clinic on August 13-16

The Georgia Optometric Association is trying to help local kids improve their academic performance by providing them with access to free eye exams and a free pair of eyeglasses. The association is partnering with the VSP Mobile Eye Clinic from August 13-16 at two schools in Cobb County. There is no charge to the student, the family or the school.

The GOA is in need of optometrist volunteers to provide eye exams to these students.

If you are interested in participating register HERE or contact Hannah Oberholtzer at the GOA office ( or Community Health Committee Chairs Drs. Joe Rouw and Nadira Shadeed.

Job Openings

FT/PT OD Needed

FT/PT OD for Statesboro, Moultrie, Douglas, or Riverdale. FT bonus and relocation. Please email or text/call 678-595-4712

FT OD Needed

Seeking FT OD for private practice in Columbus, GA. Flexible days/hours, >$130k guaranteed pay + signing bonus + moving expense reimbursement. New Grads welcome! Please call Dr. Patel at 706-593-0709 or email

Welcome New Members

  • Dr. Matthew Barrett, UAB, 3rd district
  • Dr. David Gibson, SCO, 1st district
  • Dr. Derek Black, SCO, 5th district
  • Dr. Neda Elijah, Southern California College of Optometry, 5th district
  • Dr. Melissa Keller, Pennsylvania College of Optometry, 1st district
  • Dr. Rohit Sharma, New England College of Optometry, 5th district
  • Dr. Derrick Badaracco, New York, 9th district
  • Dr. Lacy Alvarez, NOVA Southeastern, 1st district
  • Dr. Adriana Escobar, NOVA Southeastern, 4th district
  • Dr. Hae Chun, Illinois College of Optometry, 5th district
  • Dr. Jarvis Johnson, SCO, 1st district
  • Dr. Brittany Newman, Ohio State, 7th district
  • Dr. Katelyn Lohman, UAB, 7th district