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Optical Women's Association
Committed to supporting and promoting the professional development of women involved in all facets of the optical industry.


November 2022 Podcast — Dr. Valerie Sheety-Pilon

Eye Exams and the Relationship to Overall Wellness — As one of 2021's Most Influential Women in Optical, Dr. Valerie Sheety-Pilon has a rich heritage and background with Optometry and Ophthalmology. Dr. Val joins OWA Talks to chat elevating eye exams and strategic initiatives she is working on with VSP and the industry.

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One-Minute Inspiration

The Holiday Season is Upon Us!
Tuesday, November 15, 2022

The first word that comes to mind when I think of the holiday season is "joy". For many, it is a special time to connect with family and friends, and to share heartwarming experiences. Often however, those special moments must be planned and created following individual traditions and perspectives, and this can lead to additional demands being placed on us.

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Member Spotlight - Amanda Pope

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 — Amanda Pope. After learning about Amanda Pope, 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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Check Out Photos of OWA's Events at Vision Expo West!


The OWA was excited to host LIVE events once again at VEW! Thursday's Connection Series luncheon brought in a record crowd and Friday's networking reception with a raffle and online auction was the perfect place to meet up with friends and colleagues.

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Get Involved


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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Food for Thought


"Where food breaks down barriers and brings us all to the table!"

Food for Thought facilitates dialogue with neighbors so we can embrace and highlight the diversity of our members. Gathering at the table promotes fellowship and provides a place of love and peace. If you have a recipe to feature, .

Delicious any time of the year, caramel is especially tasty with freshly picked apples in the fall or covered with chocolate during the holidays. Kathy Cruz shows us how easy it is to make her luscious recipe for Basic Caramel.

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