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RSVP for the OWA's Annual Champagne Breakfast

Join the OWA on Thursday, March 14, 2024, at Gotham Hall in NYC as we celebrate our 2024 award honorees!

The OWA Sees Greatness When We See You


The OWA actively welcomes all women in optical to become members and to take part in the creation of, and participation in, our resources, events, and programs. Members of the Optical Women's Association are encouraged to excel in their chosen way, and by actively welcoming and celebrating diversity and inclusion, we create space for growth and a richer experience for all.


February 2024 Podcast — Mimi, Liz, and David Friedfeld

Celebrating 75 Years of ClearVision Optical — ClearVision Optical is a second-generation family-owned independent leader in the eyewear industry. Join us this month to learn what values have led to its 75-year success!

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One-Minute Inspiration

Remotely Satisfied
Thursday, February 15, 2024

Rain was pelting down and the bus was not coming for several more minutes. Spontaneously inspired, I grabbed my son's backpack and ushered him into the car to enjoy the warmth and dryness together. When the bus pulls up, he turns to me with eyes shining and says, "Mom, I love that you are around to help when things happen in the morning.

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Member Spotlight - Rachel DeFriece

Member Spotlight


Want to learn more about OWA's fascinating membership? Our members are amazing, and we want you to get the inside scoop on what makes them so great. Meet OWA's most recent featured member — Rachel DeFriece. After learning about Rachel DeFriece, you can view past Member Spotlights here.

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Show Your Support of the OWA as an Individual Contributor

There are many reasons to become an individual contributor of the OWA. As one of our contributors states, "It truly makes me feel good knowing that I am doing a small part to support all of the incredible women of our industry, so many who have faced past adversity in a male-dominated business and who are now leaders in their own right. Knowing I am personally supporting these women is a true benefit unto itself."

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Do you want to . . .

  • Meet new people?
  • Expand your network?
  • Share ideas and broaden your horizons?

We have just the thing for you . . . VOLUNTEER! Become an OWA insider by joining a committee.

Catch the spirit of volunteerism — it will pay big dividends! To express interest in a committee, update your profile and check the appropriate box(es) under Committee Interest.

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Check Out Photos of OWA's Events at Vision Expo West!


Another great crowd at the OWA events during Vision Expo West made for lots of fun and excitement! See what we're talking about with this year's photos of the Thursday Connection Series luncheon and Friday's networking, auction, and raffle event.

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