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 FALL CONFERENCE:
Our fall meeting is coming up very soon!
The meeting date is: Saturday and Sunday, November 5-6, 2022.
The event will be held at the Hotel Vermont at 41 Cherry Street in beautiful
Downtown Burlington, Vermont
Thank you to ESSILOR for sponsoring our speaker: The AMAZING PETE HANLIN!!!
Saturday, November 5, 2022:
1:30 PM-2:10 PM: Registration
2:15-3:15 PM: Creating Perceived Value (1 CEC)
3:15-4:15 PM: Fundamentals of Accommodation and Convergence (1 CEC)
4:15-5:15 PM: Contrast Sensitivity and Visual Perception (1 CEC)
5:15-7:15 PM: COCKTAIL MIXER w/passed hors d’oeuvres
Sunday, November 6, 2022
8:30-9:10 AM: Registration with coffee and tea
9:15-10:15 AM: Myopia (1 CEC)
10:15-11:15 AM: Compensated Powers and Other Ophthalmic Conundrums (1 CEC)
11:15 AM-12:15 PM: Blue Light (a different take) (1 CEC)
12:15-1:30 PM: Lunch AND State Association Annual Meeting (1 CEC)
Board of Director Officer Elections will be held at this meeting!
The Saturday cocktail mixer is included for all paid attendees, as is lunch on Sunday.
There will be coffee and tea service throughout both days.
You can make a reservation at (855) 650-0080.
Credits will be offered at a rate of $45 per CEC for all dues paying members, and $70 per CEC for
We suspended dues collection last year due to the uncertainty of the pandemic.
*Reminder: Annual Dues are due this fall and are $120.00*
Let's make this another fantastic meeting for our Vermont Licensed Opticians and Apprentices!
We have an INCREDIBLE SPEAKER, AMAZING LOCATION and DELICIOUS FOOD!
I hope to see you all there!!!