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What is an optician?

What is the difference between an optician, an optometrist and an ophthalmologist?

Do I need an optician if I just want to get regular glasses or contacts?

I’m interested in becoming an optician. Where do I start?

What are the licensure and Continuing Education requirements for opticians?

I am preparing to take the ABO/NCLE Certification Exam. Do you know of any study materials that can help me prepare?

How do I get licensed in the United States if I am an optician in another country and plan to move to the US?

Where can I fulfill my current Continuing Education (CE) requirements?

I am looking for records of my Continuing Education credits. Where can I find them?

How do I become a member of the Opticians Association of America?

What are the benefits of OAA membership?

Who is eligible to join the Opticians Association of America?

How can my state society join the Opticians Association of America?

My state doesn't have a state society for opticians. How can I help start one?

I am a retired optician, and I want to continue to support the field of opticianry. Can I still be a member of the Opticians Association of America?

I am a student or apprentice. Can I join the Opticians Association of America, or do I have to wait until I'm an optician?

Can I join the Opticians Association of America if I am a resident of another country?

What is Honored Fellow membership in the OAA, and how does HFOAA membership differ from regular membership?

What is the Opticians Guild of America (OGA), and how does Guild membership differ from other types of membership?

How can I become a corporate sponsor of the OAA, and what are the benefits of partnership?

Does the Opticians Association of America do any humanitarian work, locally or internationally?

I am an optician or apprentice. Can you help me find a job?

I am looking to hire an optician at my practice. Is there someplace on the OAA website where I can post the opportunity?

Does the OAA offer any kind of group health insurance, benefits or discounts to its membership?

I have a question that isn't listed here. Can you help me?