The New York State Society of Opticians, Inc. (NYSSO), is a professional association formed in 1936 to provide New York State Licensed Ophthalmic Dispensers a means of effective communication and education.  Approximately 1,200 New York State Licensed Ophthalmic Dispensers benefit from membership in NYSSO.

NYSSO's guiding principles are: 

  • Advocate for and promote the scope of practice for opticians.
  • 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.

Membership benefits include:

  • Quarterly newsletter
  • Continuing education credits through regional programs and our annual conference, regional meetings and symposiums
  • Need to know information
  • Government relations
  • Networking

Career advancement opportunities.

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