Welcome to the National Federation of Opticianry Schools web site. The National Federation of Opticianry Schools (NFOS) is the national organization dedicated to the promotion of formal opticianry education offered by accredited educational institutions. Formal education is fundamental to the credibility of the Optician as a vision care professional.
The NFOS is a nonprofit organization whose members represent formal Opticianry education in the United States and Canada. One of cornerstone ideals of the NFOS is the sharing of knowledge, to that end we have developed this website for the dissemination of information for the optical community.
From the President
On behalf of the National Federation of Opticianry Schools and myself, I would like to extend a sincere thank you to Essilor for their recent sponsorship and lectures in Dallas, Texas on February 27 – March 2, 2014.
Essilor’s generous sponsorship has enabled the NFOS to continue to expand formal opticianry education and to meet the current trends in the ophthalmic industry. Essilor’s All Star line up of speakers, coordinated by Ms. Danne Ventura provided the latest information on cutting edge lens technology.
As educators, this information on the lens technology is vital for our students to keep up with the latest innovations in lens design and performance.
A special thanks should go to Mr. John Carrier, CEO of Essilor, Dr. Howard Purcell, Dr. Ray Tahran and to all the presenters, staff and lab personnel who made our visit both enjoyable and educational.
Of course I would be remiss if I didn’t mention Ms. Danne Ventura who has always supported formal opticianry education.
Robert J. Russo President