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Shelby Powers

It is with great regret that OAV announces that Shelby Powers lost her battle with cancer yesterday. Shelby was a guiding light for Opticians in Virginia and a pioneer in the field of Contact Lenses. She blazed a trail in a profession that was largely made up of men, opening doors for women to enter into the profession. Shelby will be missed greatly. More details will follow.

ABC News Segment puts Consumers at Risk

THE OPTICIANS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA RESPONDS TO ABC NEWS SEGMENT “REAL MONEY” The recent segment on the ABC News Segment “Real Money” may unfortunately put the American Consumer at risk of eye health problems by advocating the saving of money through purchasing of eyewear online. The Opticians Association of America (OAA) recognizes that the ABC News segment “Real Money” routinely advocates for the average American by educating the viewer on how to find bargains on everything from NFL tickets to your auto repair bill. The episodes are rarely in depth or lengthy, but rather employ fast-food snippets of piecemeal information […]

FTC Issues Final Rule Implementing Fairness to Contact Lens Consumers Act

The Contact Lens Rule ("the Rule") implements the requirements of the Fairness to Contact Lens Consumers Act ("the Act"), 15 U.S.C. 7601-7610. Specifically, the Rule: (1) requires prescribers (such as optometrists and ophthalmologists) to provide patients with a copy of their contact lens prescription immediately upon completion of a contact lens fitting; (2) requires prescribers to provide or verify contact lens prescriptions to any third party designated by a patient; (3) prohibits prescribers from placing certain conditions on the release or verification of a contact lens prescription; (4) limits the circumstances under which a provider can require payment for an […]

Jim Hargreaves

It is with sadness that we share the passing of Jim Hargreaves.   He was a great supporter of the OAV and often attended our trade shows.  He will be missed. http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/pilotonline/obituary.aspx?n=James-Hargreaves&pid=165193975