My name is Eric Williams.
I currently serve as the president of the Opticians Association of Vermont.
I welcome you to the official website for our professional state association!
The OAV is proud to offer educational opportunities for our members. We are dedicated to elevating and improving the services that we, as opticians, provide to the residents of the great state of Vermont.
Opticianry is part of the healthcare field that works to improve and assist in the provision of sight.
We are vision care professionals.
We help people see.
My goals include increased awareness of our profession and continued improvement in the quality of the services that we provide. We support and help direct the professionals within our organization to better help our communities.
Remember that we not only affect how people see, but also how people ARE seen.
We have the opportunity and ability to positively impact the lives of our patients every single day! It starts with genuinely caring for our patients. We are eyecare professionals; it all revolves around "care".
Below is the first in a series of videos that are being created to increase the awareness of the profession of Opticianry.
I have collaborated with filmmaker Michael Dubois and the Opticians Association of America to create this video to demonstrate the impact Opticians have in our lives every single day!
-Eric Williams, OAV President-
2022 OAV SPRING MEETING:
Our spring meeting is coming up soon!
The meeting date is: Sunday, May 22, 2022.
The event will be held at the Stoweflake Mountain Resort at 1746 Mountain Road in beautiful
Thank you to TRANSITIONS for sponsoring Jackie O'Keefe Lincoln!!!
Sunday, May 22:
7:45 AM-8:30 AM: Registration with a light breakfast
8:30-9:30 AM - Define the Glare - New Transitions XTRActive Polarized Lenses (1 CEC)
9:30-10:30 AM - Dispensing to the Elderly: A Glimpse at the Aging Eye (1 CEC)
10:30-11:30PM - How to Handle Weird Questions & Complaints Concerning Eyewear (1 CEC)
11:30-12:30 PM: Lunch and Business Meeting
12:30-2:30 PM - Ask Share Learn - Optical Round Table (2 CECs)
The Light Breakfast and Lunch are included on Sunday
and there will coffee and tea service.
The room rate for a Guest-room at the Stoweflake is currently
reserved at varying discounted amounts based on room type.
You can make a reservation at (802) 253-2232.
Be sure to mention that this is for the Opticians Association of Vermont
Spring Meeting to get the discounted rate.
Credits will be offered at a rate of $50 per CEC for all attendees.
We suspended dues collection last fall due to the uncertainty of the pandemic.
*Reminder: Annual Dues will be due this fall and are $120.00*
Let's make this another fantastic meeting for our Vermont Licensed Opticians and Apprentices!
It has been too long since we have all gathered!
I hope to see you all there!