Meeting Calendar

To all North Carolina Opticians and NC Opticians Association Members

In response to the NC State Licensing Board Waiver of education for 2020, the Association Office is temporarily shutting down for the immediate future. Anyone wishing to contact the office may do so by leaving a message or may contact Russ Tolar by e-mail or Jerry Garrett by e-mail

Please read the following formation which should answer all questions that you may have:

If you attended the NCOA Annual Meeting at the Embassy Suites in Greensboro in January of 2020, please maintain your paperwork because these courses will be accepted by the State Licensing Board as Credits for 2021.

If you Pre-Paid your education when you joined the Association, please KEEP THESE ORANGE CARDS because they can be used in 2021 when we hope to reopen the Association.

For anyone who pre-registered for the 2020 Annual Meeting but did not attend, we will maintain these and they can be used in 2021.

While we are all dealing with the Pandemic at this time, our nation, our state , our cities and your North Carolina Opticians Association will return to the normal life that we know and hopefully it will be sooner than later. In the meantime, please be safe.

Thank you
NC Opticians Association Board

Join us at our meetings for education and fellowship. Along with continuing education sessions throughout the year, the NCOA sponsors a three day annual convention each year. The annual meeting provides approximately 20 hours of continuing education and an exhibit hall with vendor booths manned by some of the top optical companies in the world. This exhibit is open to all attendees.

Dates and meeting schedules are subject to change.

COVID-19 Concerns – We are having to cancel the Raleigh and Charlotte seminars that were scheduled for April due to concerns and restrictions on gatherings. We hope to be able to reschedule these meetings for the summer and will keep you updated as we have more information.
A Voice message will be on the office phone as to any additional information on this situation: 919-876-1088.
We do ask that you listen to the phone message carefully so you will be informed. Click here for more information.

Annual Convention – January 25-26, 2020
Greensboro – Embassy Suites
Available CE Hours: 16
Registration | Schedule

Raleigh Seminars – April 5, 2020
Research Triangle Park – Sheraton Imperial Hotel
Available CE Hours: 8
Canceled due to COVID-19 Concerns

Charlotte Seminars – April 26, 2020
Charlotte Sheraton Airport Hotel
Available CE Hours: 8
Canceled due to COVID-19 Concerns

Fall Beach Seminars – September 12-13, 2020
Wrightsville Beach – Shell Island Resort
Available CE Hours: 16
Canceled due to COVID-19 Concerns

Asheville Seminars – November 7-8, 2020
Asheville – Crown Plaza Resort & Hotel
Available CE Hours: 16
Canceled due to COVID-19 Concerns