Young ODs of Rhode Island (YORI)

YORI, the young OD networking arm of the RIOA, seeks to provide opportunities for younger practitioners to connect and network, collectively sharing and embracing present issues facing young OD's and our shared profession. YORI is a great vehicle to start getting involved in the RIOA. Together we can build on the successes of the past, protect what we have and accomplish great things.

Join us for a night out at one of Rhode Island's hottest entertainment venues - TopGolf Rhode Island!

There is no cost to attend although registration is required; Register early as space is expected to fill up fast!  Online registration will be open until Friday, November 10, 2023. 

We look forward to seeing you there!



IMPORTANT:  YORI DOCTORS NEEDED FOR A MAY 18 AOSA ZOOM MEETING - If you are able to represent Rhode Island on this national Zoom meeting, please let us know! 

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March 23, 2023

Per the results of the Doodle poll, the next YORI Social will be held on May 25, 2023.  The event is free but registration is required. 

February 14, 2023

Momentum from last week's initial Summit was created and the strength of the RIOA was on full display.  Further updates and action items resulting from what was started on February 8, 2023 will be posted here.  An updated Committee Roster will be posted soon!

January 15, 2023

YORI leaders, at the urging of the RIOA Board of Directors, will host an Optometry Summit in the first quarter of 2023 to discuss specifically the future of our profession. We will cover a wide array of issues and ask central questions.

If you are an optometrist licensed in Rhode Island, this meeting is for you.

Are you satisfied with the state's current Scope of Practice?  Are there 3rd Party issues you would like to see addressed?  What advocacy efforts are you looking to see pursued?  Are you willing to join your colleagues and work for them?

As a state regulated eye care provider, you have a vested interest in asking these questions and helping to answer them. Your engagement is paramount to our collective success!  Please make your attendance a priority. 

All Rhode Island optometrists are invited and strongly encouraged to attend and participate.

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As an RIOA/AOA member, you'll be supporting advocacy efforts that help advance and protect the profession. Plus, you'll get access to exclusive continuing education programs and clinical resources.

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