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 Member
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.

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Associate Member
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.

Click here to become an Associate member for Students and Apprentices

If you prefer not to join online, please click here to download and print  our membership application to fax or mail.