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 SPRING CONFERENCE:
Our spring meeting is coming up very soon!
The meeting date is: Sunday, June 4, 2023.
The event will be held at the MIDDLEBURY INN at 14 Court Square
in HISTORIC Middlebury, Vermont
Thank you to MAUI JIM for sponsoring our speaker: BOB ALEXANDER!!!
We will be having a HAWAIIAN THEME for this event!
Prizes for best themed attire, and raffles including a 50/50 raffle to benefit the OAA Vision of Hope!!!
SUNDAY, JUNE 4, 2023
8:30-9:10 AM: Registration with coffee, tea and pastries
9:15-10:15 AM: The Anti-Fatigue Lens Opportunity! (1 CEC)
10:15-11:15 AM: Taking the Compensation out of Compensation (1 CEC)
11:15 AM-12:15 PM: Progressive Lens Fitting for Today’s Technology (1 CEC)
12:15-1:00 PM: Lunch AND State Association Business Meeting
1:00-2:00 PM: Multi-Pair Sunglass Sales (1 CEC)
Lunch is included with registration and there will be coffee and tea service throughout the event.
You can make a reservation at (802) 388-4961.
Credits will be offered at a rate of $40 per CEC for all current members,
and $70 per CEC for non-members.
*Reminder: Annual Membership Dues are collected only in the fall and are $120.00*
Let's make this another fantastic meeting for our Vermont Licensed Opticians and Apprentices!
We have a FANTASTIC SPEAKER, BEAUTIFUL LOCATION and DELICIOUS FOOD!
I hope to see you all there!!!