PO Box 2489
Yakima, WA 98907
News Alert: Dr. Bergstrom's office was broken into yesterday. @ 115 sunglasses stolen. Maui Jim, Oakley and Raybans. Computers and equipment also. Bearded white male 25 - 30, the other in a full body suit and mask. Queen Ann Eye Clinic. Be on the Alert
The OAW Board of Directors is pleased to announce that the website content management will now be in the capable hands of our new Web Master John Beursken and Committee. We are very enthusiastic about this committed group of folks who will be able to dedicate some of their precious time to keeping things current.
If you would like to submit content for the website, please reach out to the Web Master and let us know! email@example.com. We look forward to see great things!!!
Notice of what to expect on your License Renewal
Notice of change in WAC 246-824-075 Continuing education requirements for dispensing options effective June 1, 2015
* the change will affect your first full three-year reporting cycle that begins on or after June 1, 2015
* The rule change doesn't increase the total number of hours required. You must still earn 30 hours
* The rule changes doesn't change the three year reporting cycle. You will still report every three years.
* The rule change does require that at least five hours of approved continuing education be earned in each year of the three -year reporting cycle.
* Fifteen of the total 30 hours must be related to contact lenses
“As shared from one of our members upon renewal”
Thank you members that have already renewed and shared the new expectation!
The Department of Health is accepting applications to fill a vacancy on the Washington State Dispensing Optician Examining Committee. We seek diversity in our members. We recognize the value diversity brings in understanding and serving the people of Washington State.
Health profession boards, commissions, and committees operate under legislative mandate to:
The Examining Committee consists of three licensed dispensing opticians appointed by the Secretary of Health. The Committee meets approximately 4times a year. These meetings are typically scheduled in the months of February, April, June and November. The Committee also participates in the administration of the two day licensing examination which is given twice each year.
Duties of the Dispensing Optician Examining Committee include:
If you are interested in applying for an appointment to the Dispensing Optician Examining Committee, you will find the Secretary Appointed application at:
If you have any questions about serving on the committee, please contact:
Office of Health Professions and Facilities
Washington State Department of Health
111 Israel Road SE, Tumwater, WA 98501
PO Box 47852 Olympia, WA 98504-7852
Public Health - Always Working for a Safer and Healthier Washington
Congratulation Dottie Jackl 2015 Optician of The Year! We are so proud of you.