Introducing our Keynote Speaker for Convention 2016

The National Optometric Association's 48th Annual Convention theme is Contemporary Issues in Optometry. We are honored to have Leonard Messner, OD FAAO as the keynote lecturer for our convention, July 5-10, 2016.
Dr. Messner is the Vice President for Patient Care Services of the Illinois College of Optometry and serves as the Executive Director of the Illinois Eye Institute. With over 102,000 annual patient visits, the Illinois Eye Institute is the largest provider of eye care in the Chicago metropolitan region and is affiliated with the University of Chicago Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, the University of Illinois at Chicago Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Advocate Health Systems and Mount Sinai Health Systems.

Dr. Messner holds the rank of Professor at the Illinois College of Optometry, and has clinical privileges in the areas of vitreoretinal and neuro-ophthalmic disorders. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and serves as the chair of the Neuro-Ophthalmic Disorders Special Interest Group of the American Academy of Optometry.
He is the author and co-author of numerous professional articles and textbook chapters on retina-vitreous and neuro-ophthalmic disorders, and a frequent guest lecturer in the United States and abroad. His areas of research include: optic neuritis, multiple sclerosis, diabetic macular edema, idiopathic intracranial hypertension and visual-motor abnormalities with traumatic brain injury.
NOA's 48th Annual Convention, July 2016 in Chicago will be the place to be!


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