Welcome to the OAI
Message from the President
The Opticians of Illinois are to be recognized as Professional Distributors in our communities. Our Association in Illinois works toward this goal for all.
The mission of the Opticians Association of Illinois is to provide all opticians and ophthalmic dispensers with continuing education, to promote professional recognition through legislation and to enhance consumer awareness of the optician's role in the ophthalmic community.
The strength of any association is in its numbers and as our membership continues to grow we have become stronger. The association has always been a means to receive education, help to become ABO certified and get CECs toward recertification. This is not enough as our board of directors has concluded. We are working to help the opticians in Illinois to have credentials they can present to show the strength of their accomplishments. How is this going to work, you may ask? We are taking Opticians to the next level. Registration is the answer. What do you need to get registered as an optician of Illinois? You must first be a member of the Opticians Association of Illinois. You must have your ABO certification and you must pass a practical examination and 3 years in the OAI apprenticeship program. This is what your Association is doing for the opticians of Illinois. Now it is up to you to get involved in your profession.
WE ARE THE OPTICIANS OF ILLINOIS AND WE WANT TO BE RECOGNIZED AS PROFESSIONAL DISTRUBUTORS IN OUR COMMUNITIES.
Join your Association.
Pam Lamberson, ABOC, HFOAA
President, Opticians Association of Illinois