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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 Member,

Membership in NYSSO is a commitment to your career.  "YOU BELONG. HERE" speaks to the importance of both professional education for licensure, and investment in a profession that demands excellence.

Members in NYSSO receive free regional accredited education, information critical to your work, entre to business partners essential to our practice, a regional connection that opens doors for career advancement and support, and a voice on policy and legislative issues that matter back home.

NYSSO recently took a hard look at its strategic priorities, member-value, and opportunities for growth.  We are a new NYSSO today, offering more communication and opportunities for engagement, and upping our game at every turn. 

Nothing NYSSO does is possible without the active involvement of its members and business partners.  Every member matters and makes a difference.  Thank you for your commitment and know:  We are the profession, WE all BELONG HERE, there are no options. Together, we will get this right for NYS Opticians!



Dale 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.



The Contact Lens Society of America (CLSA) is holding its Annual Continuing Education Meeting in Buffalo this October 12-13, with educational sessions at the ECC Campus and Buffalo Marriott Niagara. This two-day contact lens event addresses the hottest topics in the contact lens arena. Basic and advanced education is offered along with CLSA networking and a Kevin Tuohy Lecture. All courses are New York State approved for continuing education credit. For full course descriptions and program details, download the brochure.





NYSSO Sponsors Make Our Education Possible. Thank you!


Special thanks to the sponsors of NYSSO's 2018 Annual Convention. Your support made a difference in the provision of quality education to over 200 NYS licensed opticians.  




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Albany, NY 12205 


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