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OWA Sponsors

Platinum, Gold, Silver,
& OWA Friends

Our amazing sponsors enable us to continue to achieve our goal to deliver meaningful services to women of the optical industry and profession. 

Platinum Sponsorship Benefits

  • Recognition at the highest exclusive level, including most visible logo placement on the OWA website

  • One company employee will receive a Leadership Scholarship. Honoree to be selected by the sponsor company and does not have to be an OWA member

  • Free memberships for women within the Sponsor's company

  • OWA Talks podcast opportunities

  • Additional sponsorship recognition at specified number of virtual events

  • Touchpoints on social media channels

  • OWA Connects Blog article opportunities

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Platinum Sponsors

Platinum sponsors are superstar supporters of the OWA, contributing $10,000 a year.

Advancing Eyecare logo

PLATINUM
SPONSOR

Advancing Eyecare™ is a partnership of leaders in the eyecare instrumentation marketplace established to offer the best products and service solutions in the ophthalmic equipment industry.

Currently comprised of Lombart Healthcare, Marco Healthcare, Enhanced Medical Services (EMS), Veatch Ophthalmic Instruments, Santinelli International, Sios Optical, INNOVA Medical and S4Optik, the combined scope of the organization has the broadest product portfolio, the most knowledgeable people, and the most reliable service in the industry.

  • Exclusive line of lane and advanced technology offerings

  • Access to the largest portfolio of new and pre-owned products from major ophthalmic instrument manufacturers

  • Largest network of reliable instrumentation sales consultants and service technicians in the country

As the only national independent provider of ophthalmic equipment and services, our group provides objective guidance that reflects multiple areas of expertise and the broadest product portfolio—unbiased advice you won’t find anywhere else.


Our passion is helping providers and their patients. As the experts in ophthalmic instrumentation, our efforts are geared exclusively towards improving the health of practices and increasing positive patient outcomes.


We are 100% focused on our mission—Advancing Eyecare™

Bausch + Lomb logo

PLATINUM
SPONSOR

Our Mission is Simple: Helping you see better to live better.


That’s why we were first founded in 1853, and it’s what we still strive for today. Through an unwavering focus rooted in innovation, quality and craftsmanship, we continue to pursue our lifelong vision of protecting and enhancing the gift of sight through every phase of life.

ClearVision logo

PLATINUM
SPONSOR

For 75 years ClearVison has operated as an independent, family business focused on helping ECPs by providing personal service, desirable products, price-value and creative ways to add to their profitability.

We believe it is our responsibility to make each day better for someone else and we do that by going beyond just selling frames. We build relationships through respect and enjoyable experiences. We understand that eyecare professionals have a lot to focus on in running their business and working with vendors should be easy. We strive to leave you smiling with every interaction.

Making each day better for someone else goes beyond eyecare. We fulfill our mission by positively impacting lives wherever we can. We are honored to help support the OWA mission with the ClearVision-Adira grant program.

ClearVision is headquartered in Hauppauge, New York. ClearVision’s collections are distributed throughout North America and 20 countries round the globe.  Licensed and proprietary brands include Revo, ILLA, Adira, Demi + Dash, BCGBGMAXAZRIA, Steve Madden, IZOD, Dilli Dalli, CVO Eyewear, Aspire, ADVANTAGE, and more. Visit cvoptical.com for more information and click here to learn more about the Adira Grants for OWA members.

De Rigo Rem logo

PLATINUM
SPONSOR

De Rigo Rem is the North American Subsidiary of De Rigo vision, one of the largest global eyewear companies. We serve our clients through expert brand management, providing experienced-based creative services as well as sales and marketing across De Rigo’s portfolio in the United States. De Rigo Rem offers a vast portfolio of mid-range to premium brands that are designed to meet the needs of our clients. Each brand in our vast portfolio is worthy of the De Rigo name due to its artisan craftsmanship, thoughtful design, and serviceable price point.

EDGE Pro logo

PLATINUM
SPONSOR

GPN Technologies offers cutting-edge solutions tailored for the eye care industry, with our flagship product, EDGEPro, leading the charge. As a comprehensive analytics platform, EDGEPro equips eye care businesses with powerful tools to harness the potential of their practice data. With intuitive features and user-friendly interfaces, EDGEPro provides actionable insights to optimize operations, drive revenue growth, and enhance patient care. From tracking sales trends to monitoring key performance indicators, EDGEPro empowers businesses to make informed decisions and stay ahead in a competitive market landscape. With GPN Technologies and EDGEPro, eye care professionals can unlock the full potential of their data to achieve success and deliver exceptional outcomes for their patients.

EssilorLuxottica logo

PLATINUM
SPONSOR

We are EssilorLuxottica, a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of ophthalmic lenses, frames and sunglasses. Formed in 2018 by the combination of Essilor and Luxottica, our Company combines two centuries of innovation and human endeavour to elevate vision care and the consumer experience around it.


We are home to the most loved and widely-recognized vision care and eyewear brands in the world. Our proprietary eyewear brands include Ray-Ban, Oakley, Costa, Vogue Eyewear, Persol and Oliver Peoples, complemented by over 20 prestigious licensed brands. Our advanced lens technologies include Varilux, Crizal, Eyezen, Stellest and Transitions. We offer superior shopping and patient experiences with a network of 18,000 stores including world-class retail brands like Sunglass Hut, LensCrafters, Salmoiraghi & Viganò and GrandVision.


Every day, EssilorLuxottica’s 180,000 employees in 150 countries work towards a common mission to help people see more and be more. In 2021, the Company’s milestones included a collaboration with Meta to launch Ray-Ban Stories smart glasses; the acquisition of GrandVision bringing 39,000 new employees into our family; expansion of our International Employee Shareholding community, and the launch of Eyes on the Planet, our strategic approach to sustainability.

National Vision logo

PLATINUM
SPONSOR

National Vision is one of the fastest growing optical retail companies in the U.S. with over 1,100 stores in 38 states and Puerto Rico.

We help people see their best to live their best through our optical products and services. For more than 30 years, we have been improving lives by providing eye care for value-seeking and lower-income consumers. We believe every individual deserves access to quality vision care and our business model is designed to ensure cost is never the factor that keeps people from seeing clearly.

Safilo logo

PLATINUM
SPONSOR

Established in 1934 in Italy’s Veneto region, Safilo Group is one of the eyewear industry’s key players in the design, manufacturing and distribution of prescription frames, sunglasses, outdoor eyewear, goggles and helmets. The Group designs and manufactures its collections by blending stylistic, technical and industrial innovation with quality and skillful craftsmanship. With an extensive global presence, Safilo’s business model enables it to monitor its entire production and distribution chain. From research and development in five prestigious design studios, to its company-owned production facilities and network of qualified manufacturing partners, Safilo Group ensures that every product offers the perfect fit and meets the highest quality standards. Reaching approximately 100,000 selected points of sale worldwide with an extensive wholly owned network of subsidiaries in 40 countries and more than 50 partners in 70 countries, Safilo’s well-established traditional wholesale distribution model, which encompasses eyecare retailers, chains, department stores, specialized retailers, boutiques, duty free shops and sporting goods stores, is complemented by Direct-to-Consumer and Internet pure player sales platforms, in line with the Group’s development strategies.


In 2024, Safilo celebrates its 90th anniversary, having in its DNA a principle of looking ahead to allow millions of people to see the world at its best, every day.

Thelios logo

PLATINUM
SPONSOR

The name “Thélios” is the synthesis of the names of the Greek gods Theia, goddess of light and sight, and Helios, god of the sun. Born from the will of LVMH Group, world leader in luxury, to establish itself in the eyewear sector, Thélios designs, produces and distributes sunglasses and optical frames for some of its most prestigious Maisons: Dior, Fendi, Celine, Givenchy, Loewe, Stella McCartney, Kenzo, Berluti, Bulgari, TAG Heuer and Fred. In addition, Thélios owns two proprietary brands, Barton Perreira and Vuarnet. With its Manifattura, located in Longarone, Italy, Thélios blends the distinct identity of each Maison with Italian craftsmanship to create exceptional luxury eyewear. Thélios offers its own “enlightened look” on the sector, providing the highest level of quality and excellence both in its products and service.


VSP Vision logo

PLATINUM
SPONSOR

At VSP Vision™, our purpose is to empower human potential through sight. As the first national not-for-profit vision benefits company, this is what drives everything we do. For nearly 70 years, VSP® has been the leader in health-focused vision care. Every day, the people that power our complementary businesses - VSP Vision Care, Marchon Eyewear, Inc., Visionworks®, Eyefinity®, Eyeconic®, VSP Optics, and VSP Ventures - work together to create a world where everyone can bring their best vision to life. That means providing affordable access to eye care and eyewear for more than 85 million members through a network of more than 41,000 doctors. It also means expanding access to vision care to those disadvantaged by income, distance, or disaster through VSP Vision Eyes of Hope®. To date, more than 4 million people in need have received access to no-cost eye care and eyewear through one of our Eyes of Hope programs. Learn more about how we’re reinvesting in greater vision, health, and opportunities for all at vspvision.com.

Zyloware logo

PLATINUM
SPONSOR

More than Eyewear. We Are Zyloware.
We are a diverse group of experts in product design, marketing, quality assurance, inventory management, and operations. We leverage the power of our expertise to be a full-service partner for you and provide comprehensive support so you can flourish in a complex optical marketplace. Access to quality eyewear for all; helping people see a beautiful day every day.

Thanks to your support and engaged input, you will see powerful examples of our accelerated growth and increased opportunities for women to build meaningful relationships.

Gold Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

  • Free memberships for women within the Sponsor's company

  • Additional sponsorship recognition at specified number of virtual events

  • Touchpoints on social media channels

  • OWA Connects Blog article opportunities

Silver Sponsors

  • Free memberships for women within the Sponsor's company

  • Touchpoints on social media channels

  • Many more benefits received by all of our valued sponsors

Silver Sponsor

Friends of OWA

  • Free memberships for women within the Sponsor's company

  • Many more benefits received by all of our valued sponsors

OWA Sponsors

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