Promoting the professional stature of opticianry through educational opportunities, legislative activity, and national communications.


[op-tish-uh n]
1.  A professional in the field of finishing and fitting eyeglass lenses, frames, and contact lenses.

Spring Convention

Spring Convention Postponed!

Learn more about the benefits of joining the Opticians Association of Washington

Continuing Education

To assist our members in meeting their CE requirements, the OAW hosts a number of teaching events throughout the calendar year.

Job Opportunities

View our job opportunities for Licensed Dispensing Opticians and registered apprentices.

What is an Optician?

Learn more about what an optician is, as well as the difference between an Optician, Optometrist, and Ophthalmologist.

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Outstanding Optician of the Year Award

Dottie Jackl presents Stacey Gabrio with the highest honor the Opticians Association of Washington can bestow on a Washington Licensed Dispensing Optician. Thank you Stacey Gabrio for your commitment and service we appreciate you.

Lori Fender is our 2019 Optician of the year. The Highest honor we can bestow on anyone for their exemplary contribution to the Licensed Opticians in the State of Washington.

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PO Box 2489
Yakima, WA 98907

Phone: 509.961.4169