COA Mission

Connecticut Opticians Association
Mission Statement

The mission of this Association is to:

A. Establish a body of recognized authority to deal with matters of interest to its members and to the citizens of the state;

B. Promote and maintain a high standard of honor and integrity within the profession;

C. Develop the interest of opticians in thought, precept and practice By encouraging national certification, state licensing, educational opportunities and advanced certification;

D. Promote the acceptance of opticianry as an integral part of the health care delivery system;

E. Support and evolve the interests of opticianry through legislative and regulatory efforts.

The objectives of this Association shall be to:

A. Promote a broader understanding and acceptance of professional opticianry as indispensable to the health and welfare of the general public in Connecticut;

B. Encourage, provide and promote standards of optical competence, knowledge and performance through the development of educational programs, training, and credentialing of optician personnel;

C. Promote advancement of the science and art of opticianry to provide state-of-the-art eye care to the public;

D. Promote legal recognition of opticianry within all state and federal health care programs and insurance providers for the dispensing of eyewear, contact lenses and other optical products to the public;

E. Promote and defend the right of every person to have the freedom of choice in selecting an optician provider for optical services;

G. Encourage a liaison with the board of examiners for opticians to promote objective task oriented testing for entry level knowledge and practical skills assessment.

The Connecticut Opticians Association gratefully acknowledges the support of these industry sponsors:

Essilor-Luxottica Eyecare
Cherry Optical Lab
Taylor Madison Eyewear
Costco Wholesale
Ocean State Optical
Bausch + Lomb
Marchon Eyewear


We also extend our thanks to these sponsors: