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OAW Spring Convention 2021 Details

Jane S. Buckland FNAO, FCLSA (H), NCLEM

Mrs. Buckland has over five decades’ experience as an Optician, contact lens specialist, consultant and clinician. Upon receiving her Optometric Sciences degree in 1971 she continued Ophthalmic technician training at the University of Florida Department of Ophthalmology. She holds Master Level Certification by the National Contact Lens Examiners and is a Fellow Ambassador and current Board Member of the National Academy of Opticianry. She is an Honored Fellow, previous Board Member and Fellow Exam Committee member for the Contact Lens Society of America. She served on the VICA advisory committee and is a past President of the Pacific Coast Contact Lens Society.

Previous and current capacities include corporate consultant for several specialty contact lens manufacturers; guest faculty: Baylor Course, Tulane-Ellender Course; speaker: SECO, Vision Expo, Contact Lens Society of America, Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists, National Academy of Opticianry, Opti-Con and numerous state organizations. She was an adjunct instructor for Hillsborough, Miami Dade and St. Petersburg Opticianry programs. 

Jane has presented thousands of accredited hours throughout the US and Canada and authored numerous articles on contact lens fitting, design, and technology. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the National Academy of Opticianry and is sole proprietor of Space Coast Contact Lens Consultants.

Phernell Walker, MBA, ABOM


Anyone who meets Phernell Walker knows optics is his passion. Phernell authored the textbook, Pure Optics, used in several optometry and opticianry colleges.  Mr. Walker is a Past Adjunct Professor of Ophtahlmic Optics at Pacific University College of Optometry. Phernell is one of only a few hundred people to earn the, Master in Ophthalmic Optics. He serves on the board of directors for the National Academy of Opticianry and the American Board of Opticianry. His educational achievements include an MBA, BS in Business, and an AS in Ophthalmic Optics.  Awards include; Joesph Bruneni Award from Association and Schools and Colleges of Optometry, Beverly Myers Award in Ophthalmic Optics, NAO Educator of the Year and Helen Keller benefactor award.

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

The OAW hosts opportunities throughout the year to earn continuing education credits. Visit our events page for updates!

The OAW consists of optical professionals from every corner of Washington state and beyond.

The OAW is proud to support many organizations that provide free or low-cost eyecare to our communities.


PO Box 1447 

Richland, WA 99352


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