benefits of membership

Individual

Any person who is employed as a dispensing optician and is in sympathy with the purposes and objectives of the Association shall be eligible for Individual Membership provided such person is not a proprietor, partner or officer of an optical dispensing firm or practice. Proprietors, partners and officers of Firm Members shall be eligible for Firm or Guild Membership(s).

Honored Fellow

An Honored Fellow Membership is the most recognized and respected individual membership category offered by the Association. Any person who is employed as a dispensing optician and is a member of a State Society, ABO Certified, or NCLE Certified and is in sympathy with the purposes and objectives of the Association shall be eligible for an Honored Fellow Membership provided such person is not a proprietor, partner or officer of an optical dispensing firm or practice. If you are a member of a state association that is a member of OAA, you are eligible for a Dual-Honored Fellow Membership at a discounted rate.

Firm

Any retail optical dispensing firm, meaning those business enterprises that are actively engaged in the performance of optical dispensing services and the sale of ophthalmic products to the public at large and whose majority owners are not in active practice of optometry or ophthalmology.

Corporate

Any supplier who is in sympathy with the purposes and objectives of the Association shall be eligible for Associate Membership. Firms that are both suppliers to the industry and retail optical firms shall be known as dual-operation firms. Such firms are eligible for Associate Membership provided they also maintain a Firm Membership for their retail optical operation. Associate Membership is optional for a dual-operations firm.

Guild

A separate application is required for Guild Membership. Any OAA Firm Member in good standing may apply for affiliation with the "Guild of Prescription Opticians of America". The "Guild Member" must meet ALL requirements as set forth by the governing body of the Guild, the Guild Council. No optometrist or ophthalmologist may be the sole owner or only officer of a Guild Firm. Apply to Become a Guild Member Today.

  Individual Honored Fellow Individual Honored Fellow Firm Corporate Guild
             
Guild Lapel Pin          
Guild Wall Certificate          
Guild Window Decal          
Guild Accreditation          
Guild MBR Website Listing          
Guild Logo Use          
Firm MBR Wall Certificate        
Access to Guild Frame Line      
Honored Fellow Lapel Pin    
Honored Fellow Wall Certificate    
Honored Fellow Window Decal    
HFOAA Designation    
Honored Fellow Logo Use    
OAA Voting Delegate    
Corporate MBR Wall Certificate          
Corporate Logo on Website          
Weblink to Company Website      
Corporate MBR Listing on Website          
Marketplace Advertisement          
Individual MBR Wall Certificate    
Individual MBR Window Decal    
Office Depot Discount Card
OAA Logo Use
Website Database Listing
OAA Marketplace Access
Education Member Rate
MySocialReach Member Rate
Health Insurance Access
LDR Conference Member Rate
Free Expo Admission
Member Packet