The Opticians Association of Canada (OAC) would like to thank the following companies who are 2016 Partners of the OAC:
ESSILOR CANADA - The OAC is delighted to announce Essilor Canada as a 2016 Corporate Partner of the OAC. Essilor's dedication to its core values demonstrates its relevance to Opticianry.
Essilor values.... Working together increases the company’s performance and enables to maintain a dynamic of permanent evolution; Innovation concerns all aspects of the company: technology, manufacturing, sales and service. Innovation to promote access to visual health for a maximum number of people is what drives the Group's development; Respect and trust are at the heart of the human relationships and foster commitment; The entrepreneurial spirit which is reflected in the encouragement of initiative and empowerment, is one of Essilor’s founding characteristics; The diversity and the value the Group places on differences are strengths which enrich the human experience. They accompany the geographic expansion and the adaptation to local cultures.
The Optical Group began providing buying group services to a small but select group of Canadian Optical Professionals in January 1988. By providing great value, customized service and tools that make your business better, we have grown and evolved into one of the largest buying groups in Canada. With current member locations, nearing 600 Opticians and Optometrists, your kind words and recommendations continue to grow our membership.
TRANSITIONS - A Corporate partner of the OAC, Transitions' leadership and dedication to improving vision for all and its focus on children makes the company a perfect fit for the OAC.
IMPROVING VISION ON EVERY HORIZON - Together with our partners, we are proud of our worldwide efforts to help children see, create awareness of the need for eye exams and eliminate preventable blindness through outreach, education and support of global organizations that share in our mission.
TRANSITIONS® HEALTHY SIGHT FOR LIFE™ FUND - Through the Transitions Healthy Sight for Life Fund, we're helping more people establish healthy eye habits today so they can enjoy healthy sight for a lifetime. Through the fund, we support global, regional and local charitable organizations that aim to create awareness of the need for eye exams and eye protection, as well as those organizations working to eliminate preventable blindness.
COSTCO - Costco and the OAC share a unique belief in investing in our community. Fourteen hospitals throughout Canada are helped each year with money Costco employees and members raise through the Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) campaign (Opération Enfant Soleil in Quebec).
Since 1993, the company has donated more than 4.6 million backpacks filled with basic school supplies in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Puerto Rico and the UK. Each year Canadian warehouses hand out over 30,000 backpacks.
Costco recognizes that its employees are its greatest asset and as such treats Opticians with respect and admiration.
The OAC is pleased to count COSCTO as one of our supporters and as a partner in providing vision care services to all Canadians.
DIGITAL ECP - The OAC is proud to welcome Digital ECP as an Associate Partner. Although a relatively new Buying Group option for Opticians in Canada, their wealth of experience, retail knowledge and digital marketing expertise brings members of all sizes and locations exclusive business resources and products.
With more than 35 years of optical management experience and strong relationships with all suppliers, Karen Ouellette and Grant Larsen are committed to delivering member savings, optical retail solutions and digital tools designed to find new optical consumers.
Their support for Opticians education, innovative digital approach and focus on solving everyday optical retail problems have brought enthusiastic reviews from attendees, chain managers and optician members across Canada.
JOHNSON & JOHNSON - The Opticians Association of Canada is pleased to included Johnson & Johnson in our Associate Partnership category. The OAC and J&J have a shared commitment to grow the eye care profession and the eye care industry as a whole. The fitting of contact lenses is an art. Opticians have a specially trained skill set to facilitate and ensure maximum comfort, vision and health while wearing contacts lenses. It is by way of education, support and superior products that J&J has earned its status as an industry leader in innovation of contact lenses and reinforced its commitment to Opticians by supporting the OAC as the national professional association for Opticians.
For over twenty years, ACUVUE® Brand has been dedicated to bringing the benefits of vision care to people around the globe. Ever since ACUVUE® Brand transformed vision correction in 1988 with the world’s first soft disposable contact lenses, we’ve passionately pursued new technologies and the highest quality standards.
As part of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc., it’s our responsibility to live up to the principles that guide us, as expressed by Our Credo. It’s why we’re committed to making the best vision care affordable and why we never rest in finding innovative new ways to help people around the world see better.
LUXOTTICA - Opticians practice in a variety of workplace environments. Luxottica Retail is a major supporter of Opticians and their passion to provide best in class vision care services. Luxottica is a major employer of opticians and as such has become a partner in our profession and the OAC
Luxottica is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of fashion, luxury and sports eyewear with high technical and stylistic quality. Luxottica's mission is to protect the eyes and enhance the look of women and men in the world, creating the best possible eyewear to satisfy its clients and interpret consumer tastes and aspirations. Luxottica is open-minded toward new ideas and ways of viewing, different models and cultures, in an effort to continuously improve and maximize the company’s potential in increasingly competitive global markets.
JOBS4ECP's is a specialist jobsite for the Canadian Eyecare Industry, targeting the entire eyecare community. JOBS4ECP's provides cost effective job postings, resume searches, an eyecare marketplace, a community forum and a new vendor directory.
OUR MISSION - To provide a valuable resource for the Canadian Eyecare Community! OUR VALUES - Pay it forward, Be unique, Stay innovative & Keep it relevant.
VuePoint IDS Inc. provides Canadian vision care industry stakeholders with integrated print and digital communications solutions in both official languages. In addition to digital and print publications, VuePoint provides clients a comprehensive array of services including marketing research, CE course development, and custom program development through its national/international partner network.