The American Board of Opticianry & National Contact Lens Examiners (ABO-NCLE) is the largest and most prestigious Opticians’ certification organization in the world, recognizing individuals whose Opticianry skills and knowledge meet predetermined standards of excellence. More than 96,000 certifications have been awarded since 1976, and more than 40,000 certifications are currently in force.
ABO, the American Board of Opticianry, certifies Opticians – those who dispense and work with spectacles (eyeglasses and eyewear).
NCLE, the National Contact Lens Examiners, certifies those Ophthalmic Dispensers who fit and work with contact lenses.
Please visit: www.abo-ncle.org
The Society of Connecticut Optician's (SOCO) mission is to inspire and unify the profession of opticianry in Connecticut.
Together with my fellow opticians, we begin a journey as the Society of Connecticut Opticians (SOCO). Inspired by the dedication and invigorated by the energy of our Licensed Opticians, students, and apprentices, I am honored to lead SOCO. As an organization, we are committed to empowering our profession by supporting, uniting and educating Opticians. The year 20/20 is our year to make a difference and grow our industry. Together with the Opticians Association of America, we are here to support you and strengthen our profession on both a state and national level.
- Rebecca Soto
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Established in 1926, as the Guild of Prescription Opticians, the Opticians Association of America (OAA) is the only national organization representing opticianry’s business, professional, educational, legislative and regulatory interests.
The Opticians Association of America's mission is to serve as the single unified voice of the profession of opticianry and to the commitment of promoting the professional stature of opticians through leadership, education, legislative representation, and communication.
Under OAA’s very broad umbrella, individuals providing eyeglasses or contact lenses to consumers, as well as owners / managers of retail optical firms, opticianry educators, state opticians associations and societies, and suppliers to professional opticians find a common goal in Advancing America’s Opticians.
The Opticians Association of America (OAA) fosters, supports and sponsors programs of competency certification, licensing and continuing education for the professional development of all opticians.
Welcome to the National Federation of Opticianry Schools web site. The National Federation of Opticianry Schools (NFOS) is the national organization dedicated to the promotion of formal opticianry education offered by accredited educational institutions. Formal education is fundamental to the credibility of the Optician as a vision care professional.
The NFOS is a nonprofit organization whose members represent formal Opticianry education in the United States and Canada. One of cornerstone ideals of the NFOS is the sharing of knowledge, to that end we have developed this website for the dissemination of information for the optical community.
CLSA is dedicated to the education, evolution, and promotion of contact lens technology. The objective of the CLSA is to promote education, mutual understanding and cooperation among all persons interested in contact lens fitting through the following means: