The goals of the Opticians Association of Virginia(OAV) are to promote the standards of professional practice for dispensing opticians, increase the awareness of the profession, provide education to those who desire it, and to represent the trade in important legislative issues affecting our profession.
The OAV provides members with opportunity to develop professional skills, network with peers,assist in community service and mission programs, and share ideas, talents and expertise. New leaders and new ideas are developed through the sharing of resources.
The only State recognized group for the advancement of Virginia’s Opticians, the OAV has been serving the Optical community since 1952. Membership in the OAV contributes the well-being and permanence of our profession, and benefits not only the member, but the endurance of Opticianry for years to come. Your participation and support will ensure that we will remain a valuable resource for all Virginia Dispensing Opticians.
Active Memberships are open to any licensed opticians. Dues are $125 per year. They are based on a calendar year and are due January 31st of each year. Active membership includes membership in the OAA and entitles member to discounted registration fees for conferences.
Students and apprentices are considered associate members. The OAV is interested in nurturing new talents and as a result associate membership is free and entitles members to attend classes at conferences for no cost. Once an associate member become licensed, they are entitled to a year’s free active membership in the OAV as reward for earning their license.
2017 OAV Active Membership
2017 OAV Active Membership
Active Memberships are open to any licensed optician. Dues are $125 annually. They are based on a calendar year and are due January 1st of each year.
Active membership includes membership in the OAA and entitles members to discounted registration fees for conferences. Submission of this online application requires payment through PayPal.
- TWO memberships for ONE price – OAV membership also gives you membership in the Opticians Association of America.
- Legislative & Legal Representation –The OAV monitors legislative issues and when necessary, lobbies with national support from OAA on Virginia Opticians’ behalf.
- Newsletters – Quarterly newsletters provide updates of State and National news, legislation issues and important information.
- Reduced Rates – Attend all OAV continuing education events at a reduced rate, taking advantage of nationally known speakers.
- Job Bank and Classified Advertising – Free classified advertising in the newsletter and on our website for equipment sales, job vacancies and other opticianry-related items.
If you wish to pay by check, please click here use our downloadable membership application to fax or mail.
If you prefer not to join online, please click here to download and print our membership application to fax or mail.