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Vision Statement

Is to improve the skills, knowledge and expertise of opticians through education, leadership and legislative representation for the visual wellbeing of the general public and the continuous growth and development of the profession of opticianry in Michigan.

Mission Statement

To enhance the professional advancement of opticians for the benefit of the patients we serve.


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March 14, 2020
Crowne Plaza Hotel Lansing MI

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Opticians Association of Michigan
PO Box 4083
East Lansing, MI 48826
Phone: 877-297-1668
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If you are planning on going on a mission trip, the Opticians Association of Michigan is offering a $500 financial assistance grant.

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“We help those who help others”

Welcome to The Opticians Association of Michigan!

Welcome to your best resource for helpful information regarding Opticianry in Michigan. If you are a consumer or a professional in the eyewear industry, you have come to the right place.

Check out our Public Service Announcement, the animated short “WHAT IS AN OPTICIAN?” that explains what is an optician is by clicking here.

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2016 Website of the Year to MICHIGAN!!!

Membership and Educational Changes

Imagine being PROUD of yourself and what you do.
Imagine having the POWER to make a difference.
Imagine being part of a PROFESSION that is progressing.

Stop Imagining---you are there!!

As an Optician you should be PROUD of the POWER you have to make a difference to people when you give them the gift of sight. Be PROUD of the PROGRESS we are making in our PROFESSION through KNOWLEDGE and EDUCATION.

In keeping with our belief in knowledge and education, the Opticians Association of Michigan has made some changes with our membership and educational seminars.

Starting in January our dues changed to $125 a year. With this, your membership will include a minimum of 4-hours of ABO education in the spring and 4-hours of ABO education in the fall at NO CHARGE to you. There will be an additional charge for our annual ABO review course, hands on classes and the MBCO test.

Whether you are an ABO certified optician or striving to become a certified optician we are hoping this new format will help to provide your educational needs.

Spring Educational — Saturday, March 14 2020

The Michigan Board Certified Optician hands on exam will be held at the 2019 Spring Educational. This hands on exam is designed to test the technical skills of opticians! The test has six (6) different parts to it which include: Neutralize & Verify Lenses, Fit & Align Eyewear, Measure for Progressive and Occupational Lenses, Lifestyle Dispense, Identify Various Lenses Designs & Options, and Troubleshoot Spectacle Lenses Problems.

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If you are interested in either becoming a Board Member or serving on a committee of any of the following committee’s please contact President Sue Shire at

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State Rep

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Become a member and you will automatically be placed into a monthly drawing to share your story on the front page!
November 2019 Winner- Carla F. (Warren, MI)
December 2019 Winner- Thomas S. (Holland, MI)