Association News

What's New with the GOA

Registration OPEN for the GA State Board of Optometry's Approved Injections Course

The GOA is excited to announce that Registration is Now Open for the Georgia State Board of Optometry approved Injections Course.

This 4-Day, 30 Hour education and training event is the only Georgia State Board of Optometry approved coursework for the certification for use of injectables.

This course has been developed and will be presented by Southern College of Optometry.

Class size is limited to 144, register early to reserve your spot today as no additional courses are planned at this time.


Click HERE for a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

For questions contact Vanessa Grosso, Director of Meetings and Operations Manager at

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