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Why Should You Join the OWA?

Members of the Optical Women's Association are encouraged to excel in their chosen way. By actively welcoming and celebrating diversity and inclusion, we create space for growth and a richer experience for all.

Our Mission

Ally Kamelhar, Senior Content Specialist at Marchon Eyewear

Connect, Inspire, Lead

We support our membership by providing mentoring and outreach opportunities, professional and social networking, a forum for the exchange of ideas and information among all levels of the industry, and by raising awareness of women's roles in the optical industry.


But, those aren't the only perks! We also host annual events in New York and Las Vegas that coincide with the Vision Expo shows that have become must-attend destinations for anyone going to the shows. On top of that, our members also receive an annual magazine subscription and book selection that support our overall mission.

Our Mission

Open To All

Membership in the OWA is open to all women in the optical industry. ​Individuals and companies are both encouraged to join. If you're looking for a way to network, grow and be supported in this industry, then the OWA is for you!


Individual membership fees are $125.00 US.


If more than one person from your organization is a member of Optical Women's Association, the membership fee is $95.00 US per member.

Madalyn Moeller, Senior Recruiter at ClearVision Optical


Visualize yourself with:

A network of like-minded women.

Resources and programs to help your career advance.

Mentorship and support within your industry.

Leadership opportunities as a part of something bigger.

Our Mission

Student Membership

We welcome students who are actively enrolled in an accredited program leading to certification as an eye care professional. Learn from seasoned professionals and network with future peers for a special discounted rate!


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14070 Proton Road, Suite 100
Dallas, TX 75244



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