We are proud of our 2016

"Ophthalmic Optician® of the Year" recipient Barry E. Santini, O.O.


FREEMentoring Program for SAO Candidates

​“Society to Advance Opticians Mentors Ophthalmic Optician Candidates”


Mentoring candidate members to achieve the high standards of becoming an “Ophthalmic Optician®” is one of the main goals of the SAO. While the SAO will not guarantee that a candidate member will pass the Advanced Level or Entry Level ABO or NCLE Exams. We do believe most Opticians fail the exams because they lack the basics. The participants of these examsshould also have thoroughly studied and mastered the recommended text books before attending the review courses.

The SAO Mentors will be providing a review of the above course material which the candidates should have studied in detail prior to the date of these courses. Again, participants in these exams should have thoroughly studied and mastered their commended text books before attending the review courses. The SAO wishes to help all Opticians achieve the status of Advanced Certification. Being advanced certified is one of the potential requirements of becoming a member of the SAO.