NYSSO Guiding Principles

  • To advance and improve the services of the New York State Licensed Ophthalmic Dispenser to the public
  • Establish and elevate the standards and ethics of the profession
  • Encourage, cooperate and promote the enhancement and enlargement of the scope of practice for all opticians
  • Provide quality continuing education



Dear Members,

Our society continues to grow as we collaborate to reshape NYSSO to be an organization for Opticians by Opticians. Our membership has grown in 2018 as we continue to find ways to support all New York State licensed Opticians. We welcome two Visionary Class Sponsors, Europa and Cherry Optical, Inc. as companies who have invested in the future growth of NYSSO. Through our partnership with the State Education Department and other vision professionals, we have found ways to give back to our local communities, grow our knowledge, and champion our profession. 

NYSSO Opticians around the state have volunteered their time to assist students in the fitting and measurement of their prescription glasses and others supported Special Olympics Athletes at the Opening Eyes event. In January, NYSSO began a long-term partnership with Donate Life New York and Eye Banks around the state to promote eye health and eye donation.
As we continue monitoring not only threats to the Ophthalmic Dispensing license in our own state but around the country, we will continue to act as the only organization in the state that protects our profession.

I look forward to seeing you at the Downstate Conference on April 7 and the 2019 NYSSO Annual Convention on May 4 and 5 at Turning Stone Resort and Casino. We look forward to all of the opportunities 2019 offers for continued growth. Thank you, everyone, for your feedback and support.



Dale S. Clemens




Jobson is a premier author of education for licensed opticians in New York State, and for the profession throughout the U.S. NYSSO members benefit from the latest education in ophthalmic dispensing - offered online and NYS credit approved. Jobson also provides easy access to industry publications full of need-to-know information to help members do their jobs, and advance their careers. Learn more about member benefits provided by Jobson.


Cherry Optical, Inc. has become the charter member and first to support the new Elite Visionary Sponsor Class of NYSSO! Pay attention to what that means to us as licensed professionals: An independent, non-branded surfacing and edging lab, has come out to support our NYS education programs, statewide. This is NOT a branded, large manufacturer, turned lab, turned online eyeglass dispensing entity. Cherry Optical, Inc. hires smart NYS-licensed Opticians, has a product to fit most niches that you may not know are even available and does exceptional lab work. Visit their website! Thank you Cherry Optical, Inc. for sustained support of a NYSSO that is for Opticians and by Opticians.

Europa Eyewear
Dynamic eyewear and sunwear manufacturer Europa Eyewear is voicing its support of NYSSO and our continuing education opportunities as a member of the Elite Visionary Sponsor Class! Be sure to visit their website to learn more about what Europa has to offer. Thank you, Europa, for sustained support of a NYSSO that is for Opticians and by Opticians.


NYSSO Sponsors Make Our Education Possible. 

Thank you to our Conference Sponsors!


Special thanks to the sponsors of NYSSO's 2019 Downstate & Annual Conferences. Your support made a difference in the provision of quality education to over 200 NYS licensed opticians. We look forward to our continued collaboration.  













 Luzerne       Nikon     Zimco Optics



Charmant         Carl Zeiss      Kenmark Eyewear



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