That’s just one reason the Society to Advance Opticianry offers a professional designation — the Ophthalmic Optician, or O.O. credential — to show that an optician is fully trained and educated in all areas of the field. It also designates that an optician is college educated, meaning they are skilled in written communication and critical thinking.
People who are fully credentialed in all areas of opticianry are needed now more than ever. The Society to Advance Opticianry exists to help opticians be recognized for their skills and take advantage of all emerging opportunities. We are letting the public know that if they want the best possible eye healthcare, they need to see a doctor — and for the best possible vision, they need to work with a qualified optician. For more information, see our website at ophthalmicoptician.org.