Zieba announces retirement plans

After 17 years as IOA’s executive director, Jim Zieba has informed the IOA’s Board of Trustees of his intention to retire following the conclusion of Indiana's 2023 legislative session.  "I love the job, the people, and Optometry’s issues," Zieba said.  "In fact, I wasn’t looking for a job when I interviewed for the position, but it was the uniform sincerity and warmth of Optometrists I met during the interviewing process that caused me to want the position."  Zieba had interviewed for the position only as a favor to the previous executive director.  "The IOA is currently in a great place for a transition of leadership," Zieba said.  "Membership is high and stable, the finances are strong, and Indiana Optometrists enjoy one of the best scopes of practice in the world."

Zieba plans to pursue personal interests upon retirement, which include travel, hiking, and history.  "I’ve always been a bit of an adventurer and would like to roam the world while still physically able to go to remote and unique locations."

IOA has begun the search for Zieba’s replacement.  Candidates who wish to be considered will find job qualifications and responsibilities and how to submit their resume by clicking this link.


Quick Links

Help us celebrate the IOA's 125th anniversary by sharing your IOA memories here!  

If you are having a claims issue with a third party payor, please fill out this form which will be forwarded to the third party committee for review.

If you suspect that you have received a fraudulent email or scam phone call, you can report this activity with the Indiana Attorney General's Office here.

IOA offers 27 hours of recorded virtual as well as other online continuing education courses. Click here for details!


Indiana Optometry
The Voice of Indiana Doctors of Optometry since 1897

Doctors of Optometry (ODs) are primary healthcare professionals for the eye. Optometrists examine, diagnose, treat, and manage diseases, injuries, and disorders of the visual system, the eye, and associated structures as well as identify related systemic conditions affecting the eye. Take a closer look at the profession of Optometry in Indiana and the comprehensive eye care optometrists provide by clicking on Patient Resources.