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The OAV is the exclusive representative of over 1,900 opticians licensed by the State of Virginia.

Our website provides our members and the public with information about the OAV and the role of Opticianry in improving the vision of all Virginians.



The purpose of the Opticians Association of Virginia is to advance the skillful practice of Opticianry for the safety and welfare of the people of Virginia, by representing, educating and serving all Opticians.

Who We Are

The Opticians Association of Virginia is the exclusive representation of Opticians in Virginia. We are a non-profit association represented by volunteers on the Board of Directors.


What We Do

The OAV represents Virginia’s opticians in the legislature and follows potential changes to laws that may affect Virginia’s Opticians. We also assist opticians in furthering their knowledge by hosting two educational conferences a year.

If you want to be respected as a licensed professional, you must be trained and continue the education process throughout your career.

We Fought...YOU Won

What if the Optician’s License you worked so hard for was taken away? What if every dispensing decision was made by the Doctor instead of by you? What if anyone with no training was allowed to do what you do? Would that affect you?  You bet it would!  Your pay would decrease and an untrained person would take your job in an instant!  This nightmare could become reality at any time.

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