Reasons for Joining the OAI...

ANNUAL CONFERENCE
The OAI offers ABO and NCLE accredited courses during this two day event held each spring.

ANNUAL MEETING
Held at the Spring Conference, the Annual Meeting gives every OAI Member a voice in the election of officers and directors, changes in bylaws and the conduct of business.

OFFICERS AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS
OAI Members may work on committees or join the board. Any OAI Regular Member may be elected to any Board position except Vice-President or President. These posts require at least one previous term on the board.

NATIONALLY KNOWN SPEAKERS
The OAI acquires nationally recognized speakers to keep OAI Members updated on the latest technology.

ONE DAY EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR
The OAI offers ABO accredited courses for your continuing education. This one day seminar is normally held in Springfield on the first Sunday in November. We normally provide five to six hours of continuing education.

ABO REVIEW COURSE--Preparation for the ABO Examination

This is an excellent way to measure your optical knowledge as you prepare for the ABO examination.

OAI AFFILIATION WITH OAA
The OAI affiliation with the national organization provides a voice for OAI Members in shaping the future of opticianry across the nation.

BOARD MEETINGS
The OAI holds approximately six board meetings a year to conduct the business of the Association. Board meetings are open to all OAI Members.
ON-LINE MEMBERSHIP-RENEWAL AND REGISTRATION FOR EVENTS

Enjoy easy access to your membership and sign for events on-line.

REDUCED RATES
OAI Members get reduced rates to the Spring Conference and Fall Seminar.

RECOGNITION

Professional affiliation with the OAI announces and reaffirms your commitment and dedication to your professional and recognition at state and national levels.

NETWORKING
The Spring Conference and Fall Seminar both schedule social events where opticians get the opportunity to meet, share, and expand your knowledge with colleagues.

NEWSLETTERS
The "EyeWire" is to keep OAI Members informed of events and news concerning Opticianry information on the state and national levels.
LEGISLATIVE REPRESENTATION
The OAI monitors legislative activities, promoting and defending the Illinois Optician's area of practice.

  

With your support and participation, not only will we remain a valuable resource for Illinois Opticians, but as our membership expands, so too will our service, providing better education, better representation, and better public awareness for Opticians throughout Illinois.

 

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2016 OAI SPRING CONFERENCE
March 11 - 13, 2016
Lincolnshire Marriott Resort
Ten Marriot Drive
Lincolnshire, IL 60069
847-634-0100

 

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Certifications

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.