A new membership option from the New York State Society of Opticians offers companies enhanced opportunities to connect with New York's largest organization of opticians. Specifically created for companies supplying optical products, such as lenses,  frames, and contact lenses, as well as instruments, equipment, and other supplies used in opticianry, this new membership option allows vendors  to take education to the next level by providing opportunities for product-specific webinars and in-person courses. It also provides vendors with access to targeted focus groups, optimized vendor landing pages on the NYSSO website, and product showcases through NYSSO's newsletter and email lists. Learn more about this exciting new opportunity or call NYSSO at 518-694-4581.

When it goes into effect on October 16, 2020, a revision of the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) Contact Lens Rule will require opticians who fit contact lenses to provide patients with their prescriptions. To help members comply, NYSSO has created two forms that members can download and use to provide the prescription and document a patient's receipt of it.

The forms are available in Microsoft Word and are free for members to edit and brand with their own business information.

Download the Contact Lens Prescription Release Form

Download the Patient Prescription Receipt Acknowledgement Form