MOA 2004 Convention State Board
Come and Enjoy First-Class Education, Rules on Doctor
Great Comraderie, and Celebrate Responsibility in
MOA’s 2004 Award Winners Blue Cross Suit
In a letter dated August 6, the Maryland
It is that time of year again when State Board of Examiners in Optometry
the MOA family gathers in ruled that optometrists within the state are
Baltimore for the Annual Conven- “ultimately responsible for all of the prod-
tion. This year’s convention, a ucts and services that the optometrist
who’s who of optometry in provides and authorizes.”
Maryland, will be held November
20-21 at the Hyatt Regency This ruling comes after the Maryland
Baltimore. Optometric Association (MOA), who is
currently in a legal battle with Blue
We have an exciting program Cross/Blue Shield, inquired if state
planned for you with 12 hours of optometrists were legally responsible for the
COPE approved continuing accuracy, quality and speed of delivery of
education (ten TPA qualified and any lenses they prescribe. This ruling
two contact lens). strengthens the case brought against Blue
Cross/Blue Shield by the MOA regarding
This year’s speakers bring you up to date on the latest information regarding diagnos- their new vision plan provider, Davis Vision.
ing and treating dry eye syndrome, the management of glaucoma and ocular infec-
tion, dealing with corneal dystrophies, and contact lens topics including soft and rigid “One of our biggest issues with the new plan
options for your patients. Blue Cross has with Davis Vision is that
individual private practice optometrists
You will also receive an update on the legislative efforts on your behalf in the state of would no longer have any control over the
Maryland. This is a convention designed with your entire staff in mind. quality of the product they are giving to their
patients,” said MOA President, Dr. Michael
Once again we will be holding the Annual Awards Dinner on Saturday night at Sless. “We now have a direct ruling from the
the Center Club on the 16th floor of the Legg Mason building in downtown board stating that doctors are ultimately
Baltimore. Join us for an elegant evening of fellowship while we honor the best responsible for the product, so therefore we
optometry has to offer. need to make sure that Blue Cross gives us
the oversight that we require to ensure
(Further information on page 5) quality prescriptions.”
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e begin the 4th quarter of the year with quite a lot on our plate. October 1 is
http://www.MarylandEyes.com the beginning of the “new” Blue Cross-Davis plan which most of us are not
in. What impact will this have on your practice? I do know that our Associa-
Executive Committee tion is actively working to ensure that we will be able to have access to our patients, and
to continue rendering care at the highest levels. I feel confident
Michael Sless, O.D. that we have a great team of legal counsel, professional executive
President leadership, and public relations. These are well spent MOA funds
Elizabeth McGinn, O.D. to preserve independent private practice Optometry. We are also
President-Elect hopeful that we have started the ball rolling for other state
Thomas Wong, O.D. associations to stop unfair competition and preferred “class”
1st Vice President status.
Robert Schwartz, Jr., O.D.
This fall, our legislators will be hearing from us. This means you!
2nd Vice President
The word is getting out; we are a faction to be dealt with in
Robert Stutman, O.D. Annapolis! Under the direction of Dr. Rob Stutman and our lobbying team, we are
Secretary gearing up for our 2004-05 campaign. Using the same method as previous years doesn’t
Christine King, O.D. work. Only a “full court press” grass roots approach will win. We still need money, but
Treasurer the personal contacts are worth as much or more. Either you have the time or the money,
Jeffrey Poland, O.D. or fortunately for some, both! Either way, we need a group effort. We need to be able to
Past President prescribe STEROIDS!!!
Drs. Lisa McGinn and Tom Wong, as well as others are leading the way with our
Local Society Presidents Healthy Eyes activities. They have done a great service teaching school nurses about
screening, an ongoing successful project. They attended the AOA meeting again as
Anne Arundel Jo Anne Brilliant, O.D. representatives for us in Maryland. Also, we have a national leader in the AOA
Greater Baltimore Lori Sportelli, O.D. Infantsee program in Dr. Paul Harris. Look for more in 2005.
Central Maryland John Burns, O.D.
Most of all, we need to actively communicate with our peers. It’s great to see you all at
Eastern Shore James Nickol, O.D.
CE classes, meetings, and of course our Fall Convention. I personally enjoy the oppor-
Frederick County Gerald Frishman, O.D. tunity to share ideas, and to be with others who spend as much time as I do practicing
North East Jerry Wassell, O.D. our profession. I’m always able to come away with something new to use in the office.
Western Maryland Jeffrey Poland, O.D. Plan to attend local meetings. There will be several in your area in the coming year. Our
vendors are happy to sponsor and support us. Please feel free to express your opinions
and to ask questions of myself, or any board members when you see us at seminars and
Thomas C. Shaner — Michael Sless, O.D.
Associate Director UPCOMING EVENTS AT A GLANCE
Monica Shaner Oct. 28-31 2004 OptoEast Atlantic City
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Communications Manager Check MarylandEyes.com for further details
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CMOS School Nurses Receive
Continues Training to Detect Vision
County Fair Disorders in Children
Participation Recognizing recent studies that indicate vision problems affect the learning
Central Maryland Optometric Society abilities of 25 percent of school age children, the Maryland State Department of
(CMOS) members and their colleagues Education has joined with the Maryland Optometric Association (MOA) to help
participated for the 22nd year in the Mont- train school nurses so they can more effectively detect childhood vision disorders.
gomery County Fair 4H vision screening. Doctors of Optometry belonging to the MOA are providing a series of free
Originally developed by Walter Kaplan, vision screening training sessions for the nurses. The first session of nearly 40
O.D., this screening allowed optometrists to school nurses was held in late August. Two more sessions are planned for Septem-
work with 4H youngsters who were learning ber and October. They will take place at the Faulkner Ridge Staff Development
about the importance of vision and how Center in Columbia.
uncorrected refractive errors and binocular “While the most thorough method of detection would be a full examination
vision problems can impact vision and the by an optometrist or ophthalmologist,” said Dr. Thomas Wong, an optometrist in
quality of life. This screening was designed Rockville, “it is important that vision screeners know how to detect some of the more
to enrich their understanding of vision’s role significant conditions. Traditional vision screenings often miss these conditions
in the health H of the 4H’s. because school nurses get very little training on the proper way to perform the tests.”
The MOA’s training sessions include both lecture and hands-on experi-
Drs. Chris and Kevin King co-chaired the ences. The project is part of optometric profession’s “Healthy Eyes Healthy People”
event. They were assisted by Dr. Walter and initiative to improve the vision health of the community.
Mrs. Benita Kaplan and by Drs. Bob MOA’s president-elect, Dr. Lisa McGinn of Towson, who was a nurse prior
Teunis, Mark Teunis, Lauren Rubin, Kim to becoming an optometrist, developed the idea of training the school nurses. “With
and Dave Kepner, Barbara Johnson, 80 percent of all learning during a child’s first 12 years of life occurring through the
Andrew Berger, Gabriela Miller, Dewey visual process, we wanted to assist the school nurses so that they could better detect
Teunis, Tom Wong, Hannah Yecheskel, problems early so that proper treatment could be given.”
Susan Fong, Jackie Doerr, Valerie Seligson School nurses who participated in the MOA’s first training session re-
and Sheila Wood. The CMOS team marked that they had learned how to screen younger children, facts about common
provided 45 hours of screening during the vision problems, eye anatomy and Maryland vision screening laws.
week of August 16-21. There were 228 During the training session, the MOA provided the nurses with a toolkit to
encounters with 199 people agreeing to be use at their respective schools. The Association is also planning to purchase equip-
screened, and 64 of those were referred for ment for a number of school districts that need to update their screening supplies.
comprehensive eye examinations.
This event was also coordinated with local
Lions Clubs, who were conducting pre- Help MOA Win CareFirst/Davis Suit
school vision screenings on Monday, August
16, Children’s Day, so that children from the
With Contributions to Legal Fund
age of 1 on up were screened. Thanks to all Homer Optical Company has become the first organization to contribute funds to
for another successful screening! help the MOA with its anti-trust suit against CareFirst of Md. and Davis Vision.
Like the many optical laboratories that will be adversely affected by the new plan,
Homer fully understands the unfair trade practices attempting to be exercised by
CareFirst and Davis Vision. Homer’s $1,000 contribution is much appreciated.
Doctors of Optometry across Maryland are being asked to contribute to the MOA’s
Legal Fund, too.
The Find a Optometrist The MOA would like to thank Dr. Steven Kasinof for kicking off donations from
Directory is one of the most optometrists by contributing $1,000 to our fight against Blue Cross/Blue Shield.
visited areas of the MOA Web site. Visit This battle is going to be costly and it is important that you support your profession
www.marylandeyes.com/findadoc.htm to by donating to the fund. Join Dr. Kasinof and the MOA in our efforts to protect
confirm your practice is listed correctly. Maryland Optometry! Just make your checks payable to MOA and mark it as
Please send corrections or changes to Eric designated towards the Legal Fund. If you have any questions please contact Megan
Grammer via fax, 410-752-8295 or email,
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tion) on the evening of April 30, 1914 at the Hotel Emerson in downtown Baltimore. Joseph Sowka,
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How to Access the MOA Member Area Andrew Gurwo
Noon Maryland Opto
As previously mentioned in the April issue of Eye etrists. The directory has averaged well over 1,000
Witness, the MOA has simplified the process of individual page views per month since November.
allowing MOA Members access to the Member area of The MOA encourages all members to verify that
its award-winning Web site, www.MarylandEyes.com. their listing is correct. Please visit the directory at THANKS TO O
To access any of the MOA Member Area content www.marylandeyes.com/findadoc.htm to make sure
you will need a User Name and Password. This your listing is accurate. Please e-mail or fax any Omni Eye Specia
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tion. Your User Name is your 8-digit account number email@example.com or 410-752-8295.
and your Password is your last name. Below is an
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Members were sent mailings with their indi- main menu. A submenu pops New City Optical
vidual login information this past spring. If you do not up giving users links to even Optical Innovations,
have this information on record or you need further more information about MOA.
information please contact Eric Grammer at 410-727- However, even though the CooperVision, Inc.
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Convention Schedule of Events
ovember 20, 2004 Featured Speakers
r Breakfast 1 p.m. “Diagnosis & Management of Corneal Dystrophies” Susan Gromacki, O.D., F.A.A.O.
ers Only) Susan J. Gromacki, O.D., F.A.A.O. Upon graduation from the Ohio State
n/Continental Breakfast 2 p.m. “Satisfying Baby Boomers with Soft Bifocal University College of Optometry in
courtesy of Omni Eye Specialists Contact Lenses” 1993, Dr. Gromacki completed a
Susan J. Gromacki, O.D., F.A.A.O. residency with the Columbus V.A.
d Management of Keratoconus” Outpatient Clinic. She then went on
O.D. - sponsored by Walman 3 p.m. Afternoon Break to practice optometry in the Boston
sponsored in part by R.K. Tongue Co., Inc. area for four years while at the same
time teaching classes at the New
Break 3:10 p.m. “Interactive Contact Lens Grand Rounds: You England College of Optometry. In
part by B&W Optical Co. Make the Call” 1998 she was asked to join the
Susan J. Gromacki, O.D., F.A.A.O. faculty at the University of Michigan
ate on Dry Eyes”
, O.D. 4 p.m. “Reception and Awards/Installation Dinner” Medical School as the director of the
Held at the exclusive Center Club in the Legg Contact Lens and Low Vision Clinics
Mason Building where she served until 2001.
part by Optical Innovations Featuring Professional Comedian Kelly Terranova
Reception sponsored by New City Optical Deepak Gupta, O.D., F.A.A.O.
is a 1999 graduate of the New
England College of Optometry and
vember 21, 2004 has practiced in a variety of settings
including private practice, hospitals,
military bases and community health
reakfast/Registration centers. Dr. Gupta is the clinical
director of The Center for Keratoco-
rand Rounds” nus and the Glaucoma Referral
, O.D., F.A.A.O. - sponsored by 12:15 p.m. Lunch Center. Dr. Gupta is involved in
e Plan sponsored in part by Kameen Eye Associates editing six different health publica-
ood, O.D., F.A.A.O. - sponsored tions such as Optometric Manage-
mb 1:15 p.m. “Grand Rounds in Ocular Infection (cont’d)”
Joseph Sowka, O.D., F.A.A.O. & ment Magazine and Review of
Break Andrew Gurwood, O.D., F.A.A.O. Optometry and has had 50 of his
part by Optos North America own articles published.
2 p.m. “Our Greatest Hits”
ds in Ocular Infection” Joseph Sowka, O.D., F.A.A.O. & Andrew Gurwood, O.D., F.A.A.O.
O.D., F.A.A.O. & Andrew Gurwood, O.D., F.A.A.O. A prolific writer and lecturer, Dr.
ood, O.D., F.A.A.O. Gurwood has been practicing
2:45 p.m. Mid-Afternoon Break
optometry since 1988. He is a
ometric Legislative and Legal Update sponsored in part by Enhanced Vision
graduate of the Pennsylvania College
of Optometry, where he is currently
the Associate Professor of Clinical
OUR SPONSORS HOTEL INFORMATION Sciences for the PCO Eye Institute.
Dr. Gurwood has also served as the
alists Hyatt Regency Baltimore director of Low Vision Rehabilitation
Services for the Albert Einstein
300 Light Street Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pa.
pany Optos North America Baltimore, MD 21202
R.K. Tongue Co., Inc. 410-528-1234 Joseph Sowka, OD, FAAO is a
Vision Service Plan graduate of the Pennsylvania College
enters VISTAKON A special daily room rate has been arranged of Optometry and a Professor at
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$169 double $179 triple, $189 quadruple College of Optometry. He is also
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occupancy. Mention the MOA Convention
when booking room to get the discounted Advanced Care Clinic at Davie and
The Retina Care Center the Director of the Glaucoma
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Safilo Group Service.
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2005 Legislative Season Starts Now!
By Rob Stutman, O.D.
I hope everyone is settling in and meetings with some key legislators -
gearing up for the next legislative including Speaker of the House
session. Michael Busch - and the general
Although legislative activity appears to consensus always seems to be the same:
halt after the session ends in April, the Maryland optometrists prevailed in
wheels of politics keep spinning all Annapolis last year on merit and
year round. The legislative committee presented compelling testimony
has taken the summer to evaluate at both the House and Senate
events of the last session and outline hearings. Our only limitation
our strategy for the upcoming 2005 seems to be our political savvy.
the Governor’s desk for a signature, the
General Assembly. We have had MOA needs 100% of our membership to
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be politically active.
It is imperative that all legislators know
that you and your patients are very
concerned constituents who will be
taking a very active role in the 2005
TPA legislation. Our grassroots must be
Aviation Vision Course Offered in Fall
firmly established in Annapolis in order The AOA’s six-hour Aviation Vision course will be offered twice this fall. On Sunday,
to make sure that we are successful this October 24, the AOA, California Optometric Association and Southern California
year. College of Optometry will co-sponsor the course at SCCO. Then on Tuesday,
November 16, the AOA, Colorado Optometric Association, and the Association of
In the summer newsletter of the Maryland Military Surgeons of the United States will present the course in Denver, Colo.
Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
(The Eye Society), the Annapolis update is The course has been developed by the AOA Aviation Vision Committee to prepare
titled ”Get Ready - They’re Coming optometrists to meet the basic needs of their pilot patients, whether they are involved in
Again,” and outlines the Eye Society’s general, commercial, or military aviation. Topics include the FAA Aviation Medical
strategy for defeating our upcoming Examination and certification process; vision standards; prescription options for aviation;
legislation. vision problems, night vision, and color vision in Aviation; spatial disorientation; and
refractive surgery in aviation. Optometrists interested in taking this course should contact
Dr. John Thompson, the president of the Jeffrey L. Weaver, O.D., at (800) 365-2219, ext. 244 or JLWeaver@AOA.org.
Eye Society, explains that if Maryland
optometrists are not kept in check then AOA Files Formal Complaint with FDA
pretty soon all optometrists nationwide
will be performing intraocular surgery. Regarding Decorative Lens Web Site
Although Dr. Thompson and the rest of
the Eye Society continue to demonstrate The AOA has asked the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to investigate a Web-
a fundamental lack of understanding of based magazine marketing plano tinted contact lenses as cosmetics. The Web site,
what he calls “the national optometric operated by a Canadian firm, boasts that lenses will be dispensed to consumers
agenda,” their political lobby manages to without requiring any evidence of proper fitting or eye care professional involvement.
convince legislators that this is the Ads about the Web site have been appearing in a number of leading fashion magazines.
In a letter to the acting FDA commissioner, AOA President Wes Pittman, O.D., cited
In order to clarify the reality we need possible violations of federal law in dispensing lenses without safeguards and
our membership on the front lines stressed the risk to public health, saying, “The AOA believes that without appropriate
educating the Maryland lawmakers and supervision by a qualified eye care practitioner, these so-called cosmetics pose
demonstrating how this legislation substantial risks to ocular health. Ill-fitting contact lenses can increase the risk of
affects our patients on a daily basis. inflammation, infection, allergic reaction, corneal trauma, and reduced acuity.”
“We understand that the FDA does not regulate decorative contact lenses in the same
Each Maryland optometrist can do
manner as corrective contact lens, although the risks are identical. Legislation is
their part by helping in the following
pending in Congress that will provide your agency with the statutory authority to
regulate the distribution of plano lenses. However, until that legislation becomes law,
1. Know your delegates and senators in we encourage the FDA to enforce vigorously provisions of federal law as they relate
the districts where you work and live. to the sale of these lenses,” said Dr. Pittman.
If you don’t know who they are, access The House of Representatives passed legislation last year that would require the FDA to
the MOA website and follow the link regulate all contact lenses as medical devices. The legislation, H.R. 2218, was introduced
under the legislative section. by Representative John Boozman (R-AR) and has been endorsed by the AOA. Unfortu-
nately, passage of the legislation by the Senate has been delayed; and it is uncertain
2. If you have not been contacted by whether final approval will be forthcoming before Congress adjourns next month.
a legislative committee member in
your area, email me at The impetus for the legislation stems from a policy shift made last year by the FDA in
email@example.com so that I can the classification of plano tinted contact lenses. Historically, the agency had viewed
put you in contact with your regional plano lenses as medical devices because of the need for an eye care professional to
coordinator. Everyone needs to be a evaluate the ocular health of the patient and the fit of the lens to the eye, just as they
member of our grassroots initiative. would for lenses with power. However, in an April 2003 staff directive, the agency
explained that, by law, it could no longer regulate decorative contact lenses “for
3. Contribute to the MOA PAC. medical purposes” as it does prosthetic or vision correction contact lenses.
The 2005 General Assembly is only weeks While the agency conceded that patient risks cannot be sufficiently controlled unless
away. Your participation now will insure a decorative lenses are fitted by an eye care professional, the directive concluded that it
successful outcome. did not have statutory authority to do so.
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Welcome New Members CMOS Participates in County Fair
Mehrnaz Azimi-Green, O.D.
Silver Spring Vision Screening for 22nd Year
Ana Sofia Domingues, O.D.
Baltimore Central Maryland Optometric Society (CMOS) members and their colleagues
Nina Nghi Huynh, O.D. participated for the 22 nd year in the Montgomery County Fair 4H vision
Crofton screening. Originally developed by
Walter Kaplan, O.D., this screening
Gabriel Kasovich, O.D. allowed optometrists to work with 4H
Gwynn Oak youngsters who were learning about
the importance of vision and how
Chris Kollias uncorrected refractive errors and
binocular vision problems can impact
Homa Julie Niazi, O.D. vision and the quality of life. This
Silver Spring screening was designed to enrich
their understanding of vision’s role in
Gail S. Nunez-Robinson, O.D. the health “H” of the 4H’s.
Dominic S. Onwukwe, O.D. Drs. Chris and Kevin King co-chaired the event. They were assisted by Dr.
Riverdale Walter and Mrs. Benita Kaplan and by Drs. Bob Teunis, Mark Teunis,
Lauren Rubin, Kim and Dave Kepner, Barbara Johnson, Andrew Berger,
Gail Peterson, O.D. Gabriela Miller, Dewey Teunis, Tom Wong, Hannah Yecheskel, Susan
Fort Washington Fong, Jackie Doerr, Valerie Seligson and Sheila Wood. The CMOS team
provided 45 hours of screening during the week of August 16-21. There
Robert H. Schwartz, O.D. were 228 encounters with 199 people agreeing to be screened, and 64 of
those were referred for comprehensive eye examinations.
Richard Solomon, O.D.
Gaithersburg This event was also coordinated with local Lions Clubs, who were conduct-
ing pre-school vision screenings on Monday, August 16, Children’s Day, so
Mayer J. Teles, O.D. that children from the age of 1 on up were screened. Thanks to all for
Pasadena another successful screening!
To place a classified ad in the MOA Eyewitness, please send it in writing, along with appropriate payment, to MOA, 720
Light St., Baltimore, MD 21230. The cost for a 25-word ad is $15 for MOA members (2 issues for $25) or $25 per issue for
non-members. The next issue is set for distribution on December 1, 2004. The deadline for classifieds is November 15.
Unique International Opportunity – Maryland non-profit organization is looking for an optometrist for outreach projects
at home and around the world. Duties include providing care at a local OD/MD clinical practice as well as developing and
hosting local, national, and international outreach projects. Funding for student loan repayment available. For more informa-
tion browse our Web site at www.missioneyecenter.org, or send CV/resume to: Rev. Michael Henningsen, Executive Director,
Mission Eye Center, 8600 Foundry Street #2005, Savage, MD 20763, TEL: (301) 498-2325, FAX: (301) 498-2325, EMAIL:
Optometrist Wanted – Busy optometric practice looking for full- or part-time help. Excellent location and excellent
reputation. Could possibly lead to associate/partnership. 410-398-7077. (10/04)
Optometrist Wanted – Full-time O.D. in Sourthern Maryland to join busy, full-scope, optometric group practice. Dr.
Mark Lebar 301-863-7771. (10/04)
Optometrist Wanted – Optometrist sought in Frederick for private, professional practice. 301-662-8866. (10/04)
Equipment for Sale – AO ultramatic refractor, trial lens set & cabinet, Reichert NCT550, AO Projecto-Chart, slides and screen,
Welch Allyn Optho and retino. Plus more - frames, cases and contact lens diagnostic equipment, etc. 410-998-8560. (10/04)
Equipment for Sale – EXAMINATION and VISUAL TRAINING/VISION THERAPY equipment. Dr. Walter J. Kaplan,
Retired. Phone (home) 301-977-6688. Leave a message with your wants; or you may request a partial listing of the available