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-
2023 OAV FALL CONFERENCE
Our annual fall meeting is coming up very soon!
The meeting dates are: Saturday, November 11-Sunday, November 12, 2023
The event will be held at: Copper at Dorset
A gorgeous location for catering and dining events in South Burlington, Vermont
We are featuring THREE different speakers at this event!
Thank you to YOUNGER OPTICS for sponsoring Herb Fletcher!
Thank you to Faniel Eyewear for helping to sponsor Stephanie Kannage!
and Thank you to The Opticians Association of Vermont for sponsoring Eric Williams!
We will have a 50/50 raffle and Silent Auction to raise money to help support the OAV!!
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2023
1:30-2:10 PM: Registration w/Coffee, Tea, Misc Seltzers,Iced Tea w/lemon + Vendor Exploration
2:15-3:15 PM: Navigating the Thin Line Between Patients and Clients (Stephanie Kannage) (1 CEC)
3:15-4:15 PM: Aging Gracefully: Our Eyes After Forty (Eric Williams) (1 CEC)
4:15-5:15 PM: DriveWear (Herb Fletcher) (1 CEC)
5:15-7:00 PM: COCKTAIL MIXER w/drinks, hors d'oeuvres and Vendor Interaction
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2023
8:30-9:10 AM: Registration with beverages & light breakfast (Muffins, Scones, Croissants & fresh fruit)
9:15-10:15 AM: You've Got Style! How to Frame Style Your Patients/Clients (Stephanie Kannage) (1 CEC)
10:15-11:15 AM: Fit All Generations (Herb Fletcher) (1 CEC)
11:15 AM-12:15 PM: Leveling Up Your Customer Service Game (Herb Fletcher) (1 CEC)
12:15-1:30 PM: Lunch AND State Association Annual Business Meeting (Eric Williams) (1 CEC)
*Lunch is included with registration and there will be beverage service throughout the event.
Credits will be offered at a rate of $45 per CEC for all current dues paying members,
and $70 per CEC for non-members.
*Reminder: Annual Membership Dues are collected only in the fall and are $120.00*
Gain Dual Membership to the Opticians Association of America AND the OAV!!!
We have FANTASTIC SPEAKERS, a BEAUTIFUL LOCATION and DELICIOUS FOOD!
I hope to see you all there!!!