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 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 were 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-


 Our annual spring meeting is coming up very soon!

The meeting date is: Sunday, June 9, 2024

The event will be held at: The CAPITOL PLAZA: Tapestry by Hilton

100 State Street, Montpelier, VT (802) 223-5252

We are supporting a historic location which has been newly renovated from last years’ devastating floods!

                                                We are featuring TWO different speakers at this event!

Our speakers are: Eric Williams from the OAV and Vision of Hope Foundation and

George Bourque from the Opticians Association of Massachusetts and ABO!

THANK YOU to MODO EyewearYOUNGER OPTICS and Faniel Eyewear for sponsoring!

                We will have a 50/50 raffle  to raise money to help support the Vision of Hope Foundation!!

SUNDAY, June 9, 2024

8:45-9:20 AM: Registration with coffee, tea and water

9:20-11:20 AM: Comprehensive Optical Dispensing: Meeting & Exceeding Expectations (Eric Williams) (2 CECs)

            11:20 AM-12:20 PM: POW Measurements! What Are They Good For? (George Bourque) (1 CEC)

                                         12:20-1:30 PM: Lunch AND State Association Business Meeting*

                                             1:30-2:30 PM: Troubleshooting…(George Bourque) (1 CEC)**

Click to access our OAV Spring 2024 Registration.docx.pdf

                  *Lunch is included with registration and there will be beverage service throughout the event.

**Pending recertification by the ABO

Credits will be offered at a rate of $40 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* 


                                                              We hope to see you all 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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