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 organization!
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".
The following video sums up a bit of what we do.
This YouTube video won the "Great American Optician" video contest:
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-
2019 OAV FALL MEETING:
This is just a reminder that our fall meeting is coming up soon!
The meeting dates are: Saturday and Sunday, November 9-10, 2019.
The event will be held at Hotel Vermont at 41 Cherry Street in beautiful downtown
Thank you to Shamir for sponsoring Laurie Pierce!!!
Thank you to Transitions for sponsoring Jackie O'Keefe Lincoln!!!!!!.
Saturday, November 9th:
12:45-1:25 PM - Registration
1:30-2:20 PM (Jackie) - Beyond Clear - Five Latest Innovations
in Photochromic Lens Technology. (1 CEC)
2:30-4:10 PM (Laurie) - Dispensing to the Generations (2 CECs)
4:20-5:10 PM (Laurie) - Autograph Intelligence (1 CEC)
5:15-7:00 PM Cocktail Mixer w/ beer, wine and hors d'oeuvres
Sunday, November 10:
8:45-9:25 AM: Registration with a light breakfast
9:30-10:20 AM (Laurie) - Anatomy of a Successful Optical Business (1 CEC)
10:30-11:20 AM (Jackie) - The DNA of Ophthalmic Lenses (1 CEC)
11:30-12:20PM (Jackie) - Light Management - The Need for Optical Solutions (1 CEC)
12:20-1:30 PM: Lunch and Business Meeting
1:30-2:20 PM (Jackie) - Professional Ethics to Practice By (1 CEC)
The Light Breakfast and Lunch are included on Sunday
and there will coffee and tea service.
The room rate for Hotel Vermont has been negotiated down
to $159.00 for per night. (down from $269.00!)
You can make a reservation at (802) 651-5014.
This rate is only held until Friday, October 11, 2019 and the rooms are filling up quickly!!!
Be sure to mention that this is for the Opticians Association of Vermont
Fall Meeting to get the discounted rate.
Credits will be offered at a rate of $35 per CEC for OAV Members
and $65 per Credit for non OAV members.
*Reminder: Annual Dues are due this fall and are $120.00*
A member is any dues paying supporter of the OAV.
There will be a discounted rate if you are attending all eight CEC's.
$350.00 for those that have paid their dues (vs $400 for members or $520 for non-members)
Let's make this another fantastic meeting for our Vermont Licensed Opticians and Apprentices!
I hope to see you there!