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Find out if you qualify

to become an 

Ophthalmic Optician® 


The Society to Advance Opticianry offers the highest credential that an Optician can earn. Being an Ophthalmic Optician® shows that an Optician is fully trained and is at the highest levels in all areas of Opticianry.



Our current members are available to help other Opticians that are working to earn all the credentials needed to become an Ophthalmic Optician®. We will also be offering FREE pre-test review courses during Vision Expo West in Las Vegas 2014.


Our society believes, if we raise the level of our professions education standards, it will improve the mobility of our profession.

If you believe as we do that, formal education is the way to improving the future of Opticians. Then apply to become an Ophthalmic Optician®.  

You will be Listed on a national registry.

Our Advantages

Our membership includes well-established professionals with excellent reputations. They have achieved the highest level of education offered in our industry. The requirements to become an Ophthalmic Optician®  include college, certification in both the fitting of contact lenses and Glasses (one of which must include earning advanced certification status). The title Ophthalmic Optician® and the acronym "O.O." is a protected title and may only be used by those who have met all of the requirements necessary to become a Society to Advance Opticians member.

Use of the title "Ophthalmic Optician®" and acronym "O.O." will show the public, your referring doctors, and other Opticians that you are fully credentialed to the highest level possible.