The OAI was Established to...

  • Encourage, establish, and maintain standards of competence, knowledge, and performance through the maintenance of educational programs and training.
  • Provide the vision care doctor an efficient optical dispensing service through the educational programs of continuing education.
  • Foster a broader understanding and acceptance of professional opticianry/ophthalmic dispensing as indispensable to the health and welfare of the public.
  • Assist state and local governments, their agencies and other public groups, for the benefit of the public in the areas of consumer protection, and public health and safety.
  • Cooperate with health, scientific and educational organizations in matters of interest to the field of opticianry and ophthalmic dispensing.
  • Promote the advancement of the science and knowledge of opticianry and better eye care to the public.
  • Advance the interests and general welfare of opticianry and ophthalmic dispensing as a profession.


Also being offered is an ABO Review course, this is an excellent way to measure your optical knowledge or prepare you for the ABO examination.


March 11 - 13, 2016
Lincolnshire Marriott Resort
Ten Marriot Drive
Lincolnshire, IL 60069


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Do you need to renew your certifications? If so, the OAI is the perfect place to receive certification hours. Our classes range from ABO Prep courses to NCLEC classes to ABOC credits.

Membership Registration

You now have the option to register online for your OAI Membership. Your Membership with us also includes you as a Member of the OAA, Opticians Association of America.