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SAO Recently Named Sam Johnson “2018 Ophthalmic Optician of the Year”




SAO Recently Named Sam Johnson “2018 Ophthalmic Optician of the Year”The qualifications for this honor are as follows:

  1. Must be a current paid member of the Society to Advance Opticianry
  2. Can not be a voting member of the Society to Advance Opticianry’s Board of Directors
  3. Have shown leadership in Advancing the Scope of Practice of Opticianry during the prior year

Sam has demonstrated all the outstanding leadership qualities that Ophthalmic Opticians should have. During this past year, Sam served as Chairman of the Society to Advance Opticianry’s Refraction Committee. As Chairman of the SAO Refraction Committee, he has brought Certification of Opticians as a “Ophthalmic Refractionist” to be a potential future Certification through the ABO/NCLE.

He is an industry leader and has served as President of the Registered Opticians Association of Texas, President of The Opticians Association of Texas, Secretary of the Texas Ophthalmic Professional Society, President of the Society to Advance Opticianry, Regent Board Member of the Opticians Association of New Mexico, Chairman of the SAO Refraction Committee. As a ABOM (Master Optician) in eyewear and NCLE Advanced Certified Contact Lens Fitter, he owns his own Optical business in Ruidoso New Mexico, and he still has time to Mentor other Opticians.



Introducing Crizal® Rock™

Did you know three out of four people wipe their lenses on their clothes?* Or that one out of three people accidentally drop their glasses at least once a week?* It's no surprise, then, that 93 percent of wearers consider scratch-resistance an important characteristic when choosing lenses.* To prove the durability of new Crizal Rock lenses, we ran tests inspired by real life situations. To learn more about new Crizal Rock, the most scratch-resistant Crizal No-Glare lenses ever made, visit *Study conducted by ⒸIpsos - Risky behaviors of eyeglass wearers - consumer quantitative research 2019 - declarative results - USA - n= 2345 eyeglass wearers

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