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.
Patient Care: Giving Back as an Optometrist — Dr. Sarvitree Sukaromya joins the OWA Talks podcast hosts to talk about practicing optometry in a time of change amid shortages in the optometry industry. Her passion for patient care and participation in optometric mission trips are sure to inspire!
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.
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.
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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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.