Welcome to the
Opticians Association of Vermont!
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-
2018 OAV SPRING MEETING:
This is just a reminder that our spring meeting is coming up soon!
The meeting date is: Sunday, May 20, 2018.
The location is at The Capitol Plaza Hotel in beautiful downtown Montpelier, Vermont.
Our speaker, George Bourque, will present five CEC hours.
George teaches at the Ben Franklin Institute of Technology and is the President of
the Opticians Association of Massachusetts!
9:15-10:15 AM: Sight - The Story of Vision (1 CEC)
10:15-12:15 PM: Mission Optician (2 CECs)
12:15-1:30 PM: Lunch and Business Meeting
1:30-3:30 PM: Seeing Through Your Patient's Eyes (2 CECs)
We will have registration and a light breakfast in the morning from 8:15-9:10.
The room rate for The Capitol Plaza Hotel has been negotiated down from the usual
$175.00 per night, to $148.00 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.
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."