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  • Vision Expo EastOWA at
    Vision Expo East —


    The OWA celebrates its 2017 Pleiades, Pyxis, and Pinnacle 20th Anniversary Award honorees at 2 events in New York City during Vision Expo East!
  • Susanna┬áChristensenFeatured Member:
    Meet OWA's most recent featured member:

    Susanna Christensen

  • Tuesday TalksTuesday Talks

    The Mentoring Committee introduces Tuesday Talks
    Open to all OWA members, this fresh and provocative webinar series will feature savvy female leaders to dish on trending topics that matter to you.
  • One Minute MentorOne-Minute Mentor:
    Tips to Improve Your Presentation Skills


    From time to time I am called upon to make a presentation. In the past, my fear of speaking would get the best of me and I became somewhat paralyzed. I ran across an article written by Eva Ash, a psychologist, author, filmmaker, public speaker and entrepreneur.
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  • 20140421-PhotosCalling All Photographers!

    We need your photos of OWA
    events! Also candid photos of you
    at work or play. Send to office@opticalwomen.com.
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Our Mission

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

The Optical Women's Association, a nonprofit organization, was
founded in September 1997 with the mission of supporting and
promoting the professional development of women in 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.
Platinum Sponsors
Essilor Laboratories Luxottica Marchon Safilo Group VSP Global

Gold Sponsors
Europa Jobson Optical Group Marco Ophthalmic Equipment Mondottica MyEyeDr
National Vision Oliver Peoples PentaVision Vision Source
VisionWeb Vision Expo WestGroupe Zeiss

Silver Sponsors
Clear Vision CooperVision Costa Inspecs USA Inspecs USA
L'Amy Group New York Eye Shamir Silhouette Tura Eyewear
Vision Council of America Vision West Walman Zyloware

Friends of OWA
Charmant GPN Hilco Hoya Seiko Jeanie Premium Products Ocuco Santinelli Vivid