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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.


The OAV will be the public’s expert and educator on vision and vision issues. We will be recognized with respect by Virginia lawmakers and provide our members voice, serving as the optical clearinghouse and network for Virginia opticians, as well as fostering collaboration with other Virginia ophthalmic practitioners.

Board of Directors

The Board of the OAV is a group of volunteer professionals who give their time and expertise to serve the needs of opticians throughout the state.  They work throughout the year creating opportunities for members to further their knowledge and skills to professionally serve all Virginians.

2017-2019 Board of Directors

Acting President Darla All (all.lady@comcast.net)
Acting First Vice-President Leah Exline (leahredden@me.com)
Second Vice-President
Secretary Claire Harton (ceh2433@gmail.com)
Treasurer Jeremy Clamon (kurrjur@yahoo.com)
Capital Directors Karen Bridgewater (kbridgewater0425@gmail.com) and Matthew Handy (handyoptical@gmail.com)
Central Director Jeremy Clamon (kurrjur@yahoo.com)
Northern Directors Steve Overall (stephen.overall@me.com) and Bridget Marshall (briezie67@yahoo.com)
Tidewater Director Cathy Nocon (ghcagape@aol.com)
Southwest Director Amy Clause (aclausebro3@aol.com)
Student Director Brittney Delgado
Immediate Past President Robert Flippin
Executive Director Sonya Williams (oav@vaopticians.org)


The Bylaws of the Opticians Association of Virginia, Inc. establishes a set of rules by which the Association is governed as a not-for-profit organization.

Purpose of Bylaws

  • Establish a Board of Directors.
  • Establish how the Board of Directors is elected by membership.
  • Define the classes of membership and voting privileges
  • Define the officers of the OAV and their duties
  • Establish different types of meetings and their purpose
  • Establish procedures for succession, removal and dissolution
  • Establish the extent of liability to officers and the Board of Directors
  • Establish rules for committee structure
  • Establish other matters of governance relevant to state and federal laws

The Bylaws of the OAV may be amended from time to time as deemed necessary by a vote of the Board of Directors.

Opticians Association of Virginia Bylaws (pdf)

Contact Us

Opticians Association of Virginia
1011 East Main Street, Suite 400, Richmond, Virginia 23219

Phone: 866-734-9251
Fax: 877-800-1103
Email: oav@vaopticians.org

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Join OAV

Active Membership in OAV is open to Licensed Opticians, Optical Students and anyone with an interest in Opticianry in Virginia.