Optician Societies, Organizations, Associations

There are plenty of associations for opticians nationwide to help support them in their personal growth including those that offer optician continuing education, seminars, networking, and plenty of useful benefits. Many opticians chose to participate or join one or more of these groups because it allows them to socialize with their peers and grow professional in several ways. This is a list of some of the organizations that optciains can join or events they can attend including some state specific ones.

National Optician Organizations

American Board of Opticianry/National Contact Lens Examiners (ABO/NCLE)
6506 Loisdale Rd., Suite 209
Springfield, VA 22150 
Phone: 703-719-5800
Fax: 703-719-9144
Email: mail@abo-ncle.org
Website: http://www.abo-ncle.org

Commission on Opticianry Accreditation
Director of Accreditation
PO Box 142
Florence, IN 47020
Phone: 703-468-0566
Email: ellen@coaccreditation.com
Website: http://www.coaccreditation.com/

Contact Lens Society of America
441 Carlisle Drive
Herndon, VA 20170 
Phone: 800-296-9776
Fax: 703-437-0727
Email: clsa@clsa.info
Website: http://www.clsa.info

Opticians Association of America (OAA)
4064 E Fir Hill Drive
Lakeland, TN 38002
Phone: 901-388-2423
Fax: 901-388-2348
Email: oaa@oaa.org
Website: http://www.oaa.org

National Academy of Opticianry (NAO)
8401 Corporate Drive Suite 605
Landover, Maryland 20785
Phone: 800-229-4828
Fax: 301-577-3880
Email: info@nao.org
Website: https://www.nao.org

National Foundation of Opticianry Schools
2800 Springport Road
Jackson, MI.  49202
Phone: 517-990-6945
Fax: 517-789-7331
Email: randall.smith@baker.edu
Website: http://www.nfos.org

State Organizations


Alabama Society of Dispensing Opticians (ASDO)
1956-J University Blvd. S. # 171
Mobile, AL 36609
Phone: 205-612-3601
Fax: 866-209-0931
E-mail:  alopticians@gmail.com
Website: http://www.asdo.us


Opticians Association of Alaska (OAAK)
c/o Golden North Optics Inc.
Old Steese Hwy Suite2     
Fairbanks, AK 99701
Phone: 907-458-7768
Email: info@oaak.org
Web site: http://www.oaak.org/


Arizona Association of Dispensing Opticians (AADO)
440 N. Alvernon Way, Suite #101
Tucson, Arizona 85711
Phone: 520-327-6215
Fax: 520-327-6546
E-mail:  aado@qwestoffice.net
Website: http://www.aado.info


Opticians Association of Arkansas (OAA)
P.O. Box 1
Lexa, AR 72355
Phone: 870-572-2847 
E-mail:  jerryann.himes@vision.zeiss.com
Website: http://www.aropticians.org/


California Association of Dispensing Opticians (CADO)
3701 Cross Creek Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Phone: 707-542-1598 
Fax: 626-449-6789
E-mail:  rhei331277@earthlink.net
Website: http://www.californiaopticians.org


Opticians Association of Colorado (OAC) 
Email: opticiansboard@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.oacolorado.org


Connecticut Opticians Association
34 Shunpike Rd. Suite 3, #165
Cromwell, CT 06416-2453
Phone: 860-416-5128 
Fax: 860-258-0669
E-mail:  ctopt@aol.com
Website: http://www.ctopticians.com


Professional Opticians of Florida (POF)
1947 Greenwood Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32303
Phone: 850-201-2622
Fax: 850-201-2625
E-mail:  info@pof.org
Website: http://www.pof.org


Opticians Association Of Georgia  (OAG)
P.O. Box 830036
Stone Mountain, GA 30083
Phone:  770-666-5489
Email: oag@oagonline.org
Website: http://www.oagonline.org/


Opticians Association of Illinois (OAI)
P.O. Box 9283
Peoria, Illinois 61612
Phone:  800-437-4476
Email: info@IllinoisOpticians.org
Website: http://www.illinoisopticians.org


Opticians Association of Iowa (OAI)
13030 NE 14th Street
Alleman, Iowa  50007
Phone: 800-247-2525
Website: http://oaiowa.org


Opticians Association of Kansas (OAK)
Phone: 913-345-8020
Fax: 913-338-5483
E-mail:  patti@ksopticians.org
Website: http://www.ksopticians.org/


Society of Dispensing Opticians of Kentucky
PO Box 24214
Lexington, KY 40524-4214
Phone: 859-273-6469
E-mail:  webmaster@gosdok.com
Website: http://www.gosdok.com/


Louisiana Association of Dispensing Opticians (LADO)
209 Constitution Drive
Lafayette, LA 70503-6324
Phone: 337-280-6862
Website: http://www.lado.org/



Opticians Association of Massachusetts (OAM)
PO Box 419
Medway, MA 02053
Phone: 508-533-1419
Fax:  508-533-3060
Email: OpticianMA@aol.com
Website: http://www.opticiansma.org/


Opticians Association of Michigan (OAM)
1940 Theresa Avenue
Dewitt, MI 48820
Phone: 877-297-1668
Website: http://www.theoam.org


Minnesota Contact Lens Society
P.O. Box 48514
Coon Rapids, MN 55448
Phone: 763-442-3918
Fax: 763-421-8297
E-mail:  mcls@mncontactlens.com
Website: http://www.mncontactlens.com/


Mississippi Association of Dispensing Optician (MADO)
16383 South Swan Road
Gulfport, MS  39503
Phone: 228-860-1825
E-mail:  JMW1825@aol.com
Website: http://www.mado.org/


Nebraska Society of Dispensing Opticians (NSDO)
E-mail:  info@nsdo.org
Website: http://www.nsdo.org/


Navada Association of Ophthalmic Dispensers-south (NAOD)
1313 Wheatland
Las Vegas, NV 89128
Phone: 702-259-7873

New Jersey

Opticians Association of New Jersey (OANJ)
414 River View Plaza
Trenton, NJ 08611-3420
Phone: 609-695-0030
Fax:  609-393-9891
Email: info@oanj.org
Website: http://www.oanj.org/

New Mexico

Opticians Association of New Mexico (OANM)
6325 Thicket NW
Albuquerque, NM 87120
Phone: 505-301-3628
E-mail:  oanm_edu@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.oanm.com

New York

New York State Society of Opticians (NYSSO)
90 State Street, Suite 1009
Albany, N.Y.  12207-1710
Phone:  (518) 426-0599
Fax:  (518) 463-8656
Email: nysso@caphill.com
Website: http://www.nysso.org/

North Dakota

North Dakota Opticians Society
P.O. Box 149
Dickinson, ND 58602


Opticians Association of Ohio (OAO) 
1100-H Brandywine Blvd
Zanesville OH 43701-7303
Phone: 740-452-4541
Fax: 740-452-2552
E-mail: Info@OAO.org
Website: http://www.oao.org


Oklahoma Optical Association
3535 NW 58th, #150
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
Phone: 405-942-1484


Opticians Association of Oregon (OAO)
1015 S. Fir Ct
Canby, OR  97013
Phone: 503-263-5060
E-mail: oaoboard@oregonoptician.org
Website: http://www.oregonoptician.org

Rhode Island

Rhode Island Association of Registered Dispensing Opticians (RIARDO)
77 Birchwood Drive
Cranston, RI, 02920
Phone: 401-391-2826
Website: http://www.riardo.org

South Carolina

South Carolina Association of Opticians (SCAO)
E-mail:  kenneth.davenport@jdvc.net
Website: http://scoptician.org

South Dakota

Opticians Association of South Dakota
1210 South Grange
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
Phone: 605-334-6291


Tennessee Dispensing Opticians Association
P.O. Box 210454
Nashville, TN 37221
Phone: 615-646-5245
Fax: 615-646-5780
Email: TDOA@TDOA.org
Website: http://www.tdoa.org


Registered Opticians Association of Texas
1308 West Anderson Lane, Suite B
Austin, TX 78757
Phone: 512-657-2020
Fax: 512-420-0262
Email: info@roatx.org
Website: http://www.roatx.org/

Certified Opticians Association of Texas (C.O.A.T.)
14206 Laffite Drive
Cypress, TX 77429
Phone: 713-890-2520
Email: coatmail@sbcglobal.net
Website: http://www.coat.tv


Opticians Association of Virginia (OAV)
P.O. Box 2845
Staunton, VA 24402
Phone: 540-213-2100
Fax: 540-213-2102
E-mail: sclayton@vaopticians.org
Website: http://www.vaopticians.org


Opticians Association of Washington (OAW)
P.O. Box 2489
Yakima, WA 98907
Phone: 509-961-4169
Fax: 509-469-2134
E-mail: dnhatchoaw@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.oaw.org


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