The American Optician

FALL 2017

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C O L U M N S Board of Directors/OAA Mission 4 Letter from the President 5 Spotlight on OptiCon 2017 6 Focusing on the Future 7 Opticon @ Vision Expo! 8 What's Your Opticianry Eye-Q? 9 Opticianry Students on a Mission 10 Branding the American Optician 11 Think Big and Expand Your Horizons 12 Legislative Updates from Six States 13 F E A T U R E S Better One or Better Two? 14 Feel Even Better About What You Do 17 The American Optician Interview: Ashley Mills, CEO of The Vision Council 20 Copyright © by the Opticians Association of America, 4064 E Fir Hill Drive Lakeland, TN 38002 Phone: 901.388.2423 Fax: 901.388.2348 Email: oaa@oaa.org. All rights reserved. Content may not be reproduced or retransmitted without permission of the copyright owner. Contract Publisher: First Vision Media Group, Inc. TA B L E O F C O N T E N T S / O A A N E W S / FA L L 2 0 1 7 The American Optician is the professional magazine of the Opticians Association of America and is published by First Vision Media Group, Inc. At the recent Opticians Association of America (OAA) Delegate Assembly Meeting in Orlando, FL, the OAA membership voted to suspend the organi- zation's bylaws in order to accommodate a change as to when and where the Annual Delegate Assembly Meeting will occur. Moving forward, the OAA Annual Delegate Assembly Meeting will take place at the OAA State Leadership Conference. The first meeting with the change will occur in 2019. The OAA Board of Directors agreed that it will continue to meet at the OAA State Leadership Conference and will now hold its second meeting each year at Vision Expo West. The Guild of Prescription Opticians (Guild) council and general membership meetings also took place in Orlando, and it was agreed that the Guild will now hold its annual meetings at Vision Expo West. The Guild also approved changing its name from Guild of Prescription Opticians to the Guild of Independent Opticians. IMPORTANT NOTICE TO THE OAA MEMBERSHIP 14 12 17

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