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Our partners are very important to the association and we hope that you will take a moment to review this information, and support these partners as you can. Interested in becoming an OARI partner? Please contact us at RIopticians@gmail.com?. 

Opticians Association of America

We are a proud member of the OAA and support their efforts in the promotion of our profession. As a member of the OARI you are automatically a member of the OAA, and have access to their many resouces. To visit the OAA site, click here

The Community College of Rhode Island

O.A.R.I. established a partnership with The Community College of Rhode Island. The purpose of this partnership was to establish the educational requirement of a two year degree program in opticianry required by RI Health Department for opticianry licensure per the 1998 General law of RI.

For more information about this professional program, please visit the CCRI Opticianry Program website.


danbailey.com is a website and marketing company that has been providing services to the optical industry since 2003 when they did their first optical lab website. Dan Bailey regularly attends industry functions such as Vision Expo and SECO in an effort to stay aware of happenings within the industry. 

The new OARI website was produced by Dan Bailey, who is offering portions of his service for this site on a pro bono basis.  If you are interested in creating or updating your website presence, please contact Dan at dan@danbailey.com or 770-973-3683. You can also visit the Optical Practice Marketing page on their website.