Opticians Association
of
Georgia

Phone: (678) U-ASK-OAG
(678-827-5624

Fax: (470) ASK-0OAG
(470-275-0624)

PO Box 1463
Buford, GA 30515


Welcome to the new OAG Website!


Opticians Association Of Georgia

SPECIAL NOTICE FROM OUR PARENT ORGANIZATION
RE: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
FROM: Dibby Bartlett, President, Opticians Association of America
Our commitment to the safety and well-being of our members and their patients has long been a part of our core values and operating procedures. 
The Opticians Association of America is dedicated to doing our best to provide information on creating a safe and healthy working environment for our members and their patients. While efforts to contain COVID-19 continue to evolve, OAA recommends following the suggestions published from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and implementing these proactive steps to prevent the spread of the disease in your dispensary and community.
Click Here for the CDC’s recommendations for office disinfection.
Click Here for the CDC's recommendations for employers.
Some offices are choosing to close their doors for a time, others have chosen to remain open. Each office should look to the CDC, their state, community and family members for guidance on these decisions.  
                                                
Click Here for the CDC guidelines for the workplace.
Click here CDC recommendations on postponing routine eyecare visits
Be prepared and stay informed on COVID-19 by obtaining regular updates at www.cdc.gov
Continuing Education Requirements:
In response to the crisis, OptiCon, Vision Expo East, State Association meetings, and many other national and regional education seminars have been canceled or postponed. OAA will continually update our website’s calendar (https://oaa.org/calendar), as information is received, in order to give you the latest live education opportunities. If your state allows online continuing education credits, there are many opportunities available for you. OAA offers online continuing education offerings on our website (https://oaa.org/resources2). 
With concerns for continuing education credits, please keep in mind that all opticians nationwide are in a similar situation concerning their education requirements. When this medical crisis is behind us, OAA believes there will be ample opportunities to get those credits. All licensed and certified professional opticians are affected by this crisis. 
For updates on certification testing, please visit abo-ncle.org 
The OAA continues to meet virtually with our committees and do the work that you have entrusted us to do (strengthen state associations, help establish new state associations, continue our branding efforts, monitor legislationcommunicate with our supporting corporate partners and more).
The OAA will continue publishing our monthly eNewsletter in order to remain in consistent communication and contact with our members. We will monitor and communicate any and all relevant information as we learn it. 
Please remember that your membership, safety and health are extremely important to us. Stay well and stay safe.
Remember:
  • Opticians Are and Will Continue To Be a Vital Component in our Healthcare System
  • The Optical Industry is Strong and Healthy
  • Americans are Resilient and Full Of Ingenuity


OFFICIAL NOTICE FROM

THE GEORGIA PROFESSIONAL

LICENSING BOARD:

 


We are all in uncharted territory with the global onset of Covid-19. Many positives arise during times of crisis; however, some see a crisis as an opportunity to scam, mislead, and take advantage of individuals.

Our office has learned that misinformation about licensing is being disseminated in an effort to exploit and create fear in our licensees and others.

Please stay alert. Be informed. Rely on the resources that you know are trustworthy for information and confirmation. This is one way to avoid being taken advantage of.

If you hear or are included in a discussion about possible license revocation, suspension, deactivation, or exorbitant fines, please verify what you are hearing. Contact the Professional Licensing Board to report this. Visit the Board’s website for correct and accurate information.

We want you to be safe. We want you to know the facts about licensing, now and always. Your Professional Licensing Board and staff are here to help.

La Trenda Tyler-Jones,

Division Director

Professional Licensing Boards Division

 



Welcome! We're glad you're here!

 The Opticians Association of Georgia is dedicated to promoting professionalism for Licensed Opticians and aspiring Registered Apprentices on the path to licensure through representation, education, advocacy, and community outreach.

Whether you're a longstanding Licensed Optician needing to renew your certifications and license, a Registered Apprentice working towards advancing your career, or even an individual interested in joining our prestigious profession, we are here to be your resource for information, guidance, and the latest legislative news over anything involving the Opticianry profession and optical industry. We uphold ourselves to the highest of standards that mirror the ethics of our parent organization, the Opticians Association of America.   


Strength in Unity

In today's complex legislative and regulatory climate, individual businesses have learned that their survival often depends on collective action and unity of purpose. The Association speaks for Georgia opticians and contact lens technicians with a single voice - a voice strong enough to command respect in the halls of government, through the Opticians Association of Georgia legal and legislation committee. We invite you to join us as we stand together to provide the highest standard of care to our patients, and the highest standard of service to our members.

 

Join the OAG Today
Membership has lots of great advantages, including quality continuing education, professional networking, and extraordinary opportunities to advance our profession. We invite you to join today.
Continuing Education
We place a very high emphasis on continuing professional education at the Opticians Association of Georgia. For our members, we work in partnership with leading CE providers, and we offer live CE conferences every spring.