An introduction:

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-


This is just a reminder that our fall meeting is coming up soon!

The meeting date is: Sunday, June 2, 2019.

The location is at The Capitol Plaza Hotel and Conference Center at 100 State Street in beautiful downtown

Montpelier, Vermont.

Our speaker, Roy Ferguson, PhD, will present four CEC hours.

Sunday, June 2: 

8:45-9:30 AM: Registration with a light breakfast

9:30-11:30 AM: Those Frustrating Hyperopes (2 CECs)

11:45-12:30 PM: Educational Applications (1 CEC)

12:30-1:30 PM: Lunch and Business Meeting

1:30-2:30 PM: Murphy Dispensed Eyeglasses (1 CEC)

The Light Breakfast and Lunch are included on Sunday

and there will coffee and tea service. 

The room rate for The Capitol Plaza has been negotiated down

to $141.00 for per night. (plus tax of course!)

You can make a reservation at (802) 223-5252.

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 $35 per CEC for OAV Members

and $65 per Credit for non OAV members.

                                      There will be a discounted rate if you are attending all four CEC's.

                                   $110 for those that have paid their dues and $225 for those that haven't.

        Let's make this another fantastic meeting for our Vermont Licensed Opticians and Apprentices!

I hope to see you there!

"The Mission of The Opticians Association of Vermont is to enhance the quality and growth of opticianry through education, representation and legislation for the visual well-being of the public."


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