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About the OWA

Founded in 1997 as a non-profit, the Optical Women's Association is committed to supporting and promoting the professional development of women involved in all facets of the optical industry. As the vision of the OWA evolves and expands, we maintain the focus of the OWA's founding principles and core mission.

Mission Statement

To enhance and promote the leadership role of women in the optical industry through networking, education, and peer support.

Our Work

We work diligently to create visibility throughout the eye care community in an effort to raise the level of awareness of the multi-faceted roles and contributions made by women in our industry. These efforts are supported by the programs offered by our organization, which include networking events, the annual award programs, our membership directory, professional optical women's workshops, webinars, and mentoring tools.

Platinum Sponsors
Luxottica Marchon Safilo Group VSP Global

Gold Sponsors
Essilor Laboratories Jobson Optical Group Marco Ophthalmic Equipment VisionWeb Vision Expo

Silver Sponsors
Charmant Clear Vision Hoya L'Amy Group REM Eyewear
Shamir Silhouette Tura Eyewear Vision Council of America

Friends of OWA
4PatientCare Hilco Jeanie Premium Products SynergEyes Walman Zyloware