Dr. Susan DeBlack of Conway was elected as the President of the Arkansas Optometric Association during its Annual Spring Convention at the Marriott in Little Rock, Arkansas, April 24-27. DeBlack practices optometry at DeBlack Eye Care Center in Conway. DeBlack is a board-certified optometric physician, a diplomate of the American Board of Optometry. DeBlack is an alumna of the University of Central Arkansas and Optometry School from the University of Houston.

DeBlack has served on the board of directors since 2008 and has served on many committees of the organization and serves as an Arkansas delegate for the American Optometric Association House of Delegates. She is married to Dr. Tom DeBlack and they have a daughter, Susannah.

The Arkansas Optometric Association represents Arkansas optometrists, who provide primary eye care services. Improving the quality of eye care and vision health and increasing its availability to all Arkansans are primary objectives of the Association.

In addition, the association educates consumers on how to take care of their eyes and maintain good eye health and vision. The Arkansas Optometric Association is an affiliate of the American Optometric Association.

The vision of ArOA is to be the trusted resource in eye health and vision care. The Arkansas Optometric Association mission is to preserve, promote and advance Optometry in Arkansas. To find an optometrist in your area, go to aoadrlocator.org.