Let's Get Personal

  • Dibby Bartlett
    Immediate Past President, OAA

    'Jump in ... even if you're scared.'

  • Ron Harbart
    Vice President, OAA

    'Get involved however you can.
    Together we can make changes that improve
    and strengthen. What you do matters.'

  • Johnna Dukes
    President, OAA

    'You can’t go back and change the beginning,
    but you can start where you are and
    change the ending.' ~ C.S. Lewis


Real people. Real experiences.

  • "Attending the OAA Leadership Conference … being on the forefront, walking in the footsteps of amazing leaders, past and present … I believe I can only fortify the industry."
    Tyrone Wilson, LDO
  • "The annual OAA Leadership Conference has helped me to make my job a profession that I’m proud to be involved in. I’ve gone from ‘just an optician’ to someone who’s involved in paving the way for the future of opticianry."
    Kevin Silva, Optician; 2nd VP, OAM

What's Happening

  • PA Memorializes America's First Optical Shop
    Celebrating an optical legacy... Philadelphia recently unveiled a plaque celebrating the birthplace of American Opticianry and Optometry. John McAllister opened America's First Optical Shop in 1796, selling custom eyeglasses to the likes Read more
  • Leadership 2022: In Your Words
    Dream into Action 2022 Quotes / An amazing opportunity to grow personally and professionally. —Haily H. / By far, the best "focused" meeting. —Jim M. / The best part was Read more

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