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Uniting Vision Care

Uniting Vision Care

OUR MISSION

To foster an increased awareness within all Vision Care professions of Opticianry as an integral aspect of patient care.

OUR VISION

Our vision is to integrate Opticianry with Optometry, Ophthalmology, and other health professions as a critical component in the course and treatment of vision care patients.

About Opticianry

OUR GOAL

A committee of the Opticians’ Association of America, the vision of Uniting Vision Care is to integrate Opticianry with Optometry, Ophthalmology, and other health professions as a critical component in the course and treatment of vision care patients. 

UVC Committee

  • Sue Shire, Chair
  • Aarlan Aceto, OD, ABO-AC, NCLE-AC, President - NFOS
  • John Bruening, ABOC
  • Johnna Dukes, ABOC
  • Shirley Earley, Executive Director - Opticians Association of Ohio
  • Mike Gzik,  ABOC, NCLEM - New York Optometric
  • Pete Hanlin ABOM - EssilorLuxottica
  • Donna Hatch, ABOC 
  • Michelle Hoff, OD, ABOM - Sightline Ophthalmic Consulting
  • Jim Morris, Executive Director - American Board of Opticianry & National Contact Lens Examiners
  • Naomi Mundy - American Board of Opticianry & National Contact Lens Examiners
  • Michele Self, ABOC
  • Tiffany Pearce, EssilorLuxottica

UVC In Action

Jim Morris representing UVC on Vision Expo East 2023 Career Zone panel (1)

Jim Morris, UVC Committee member, participating on the panel ‘Where Do I Begin My Eye Care Career?’ in the Career Zone at Vision Expo East 2023.

Dr. Aarlan Aceto, optometrist & optician, championing “The O’s Working Together” at Vision Expo West 2021.

Keith Kerns, Executive Director for the Ohio Optometry Association delivered testimony to the Ohio Senate Workforce and Higher Education Committee in November 2022, inclusive of support for credentialed opticianry (scroll to 1:20:00).

Sue Shire - UVC Chair

A Letter from Sue, UVC Chair

Welcome to Uniting Vision Care!

The Opticians Association of America's leadership recognized an opportunity and desire to collaborate with vision care professionals across the “three O’s” to bring awareness to what can be accomplished by working together for the betterment of the consumer -- and the industry.

Thus, the Uniting Vision Care committee was formed, in pursuit of our ultimate goal: to ensure that all vision care professionals better understand the significant role that a trained, qualified optician plays in the total patient experience, by raising awareness of this role among practitioners in all areas of eye care through education, advocacy, and building connections online & at industry events.

We’re working to build our community, and would like to invite you to follow OAA on your social platform of choice (see webpage header or footer for links), and to join our UVC-specific LinkedIn group here where you’ll find posted notices of key information including upcoming events, as well as idea-sharing and community-building. If you are interested in connecting with us, please send us a message using the “Contact Us” form below.

Sincerely,

Sue Shire, ABO-AC
Chair, Uniting Vision Care (UVC)
Chair, Vision of Hope (VOH)
Director, Opticians Association of Michigan

LICENSED STATES

(As of August 2023)

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