January 2022
Happy New Year!
We're glad you're here and grateful for your participation in NYSSO.

2021 was another challenging year, but we managed to bring back in-person events, including the NYSSO Convention and three Regional Symposiums where our members and partners could network and learn in person.

Stay tuned for more exciting developments in the new year, including live events planned in Western New York, Mid-Hudson and Metro, just to name a few!
Three Ways to Learn and Earn CE Credits Online
You now have three ways to earn CE credits toward your license renewal from the comfort of your home or office.
LIVE NYSSO Webinars featuring our Industry Partners and other experts in the field. Receive your CE Confirmation Sheet as soon as the webinar concludes, pending your engagement and answers to the polling questions during the LIVE broadcast.

We are planning two live webinars per month in 2022 for NYSSO members to stay engaged and earn CE credit. Watch your email and the NYSSO website for details.
NEW! NYSSO's Recorded Webinar Library. Watch recorded webinars on your own schedule and answer the polling questions on the GoToWebinar platform to receive your credits within one business week.
Continuing Education Courses through our online education portal @NYSSO.org, offered by Jobson 20/20 Magazine. Earn credits by taking a test at the conclusion of the online course.
All courses on this platform are approved for New York State credit and are offered as part of your NYSSO membership. New CEC courses have just been added for all current NYSSO members. Watch your email for the code to access them at no charge, as this has recently changed.
Sponsor Spotlight: Jobson
By Deborah Kotob, ABOM
Director of Education and Training
Jobson and 20/20 Magazine – Pro to Pro
Most of you reading this frequently read 20/20 Magazine and frequent the informative articles in 20/20 Magazine - Pro to Pro.

As the leading publication in the optical industry, we have a far reach and loyal following, and we have you to thank for this.
Our 20/20 Magazine - Pro to Pro focus is education for the ECP, in particular the dispensing optician. Our mission is to contribute to the advancement of opticianry as a profession. We are leaders in online education and educational articles from the pros to the pros in opticianry. And we collaborate with and support state optician associations by providing free online CEs to their members as well as by speaking at live events and webinars.
We have a wonderful example of this synergy in our collaborative effort with NYSSO, where we provide their members free online CE courses at https://www.2020mag.com/nysso.

We value the friendships and wonderful working relationship that has developed between Jobson and NYSSO over the years and look forward to providing excellent education together in the future.

We invite other state and national optician associations to partner with us to provide their members with an online platform to supplement live events.

Have You Renewed for 2022?
If you haven't renewed do it now to take advantage of all the valuable benefits available to NYSSO members in the coming year:
Click the image below to view a brief statement from NYSSO President Dale Clemens on why your membership matters.
Need help renewing your membership online? Email the NYSSO office.
Thank You, Visionary Class Sponsors!
As we begin a new year, we want to give a special shout-out to these three great companies for supporting NYSSO's work and joining us on the journey for another year:
See the Difference
Cherry Optical Lab, an independent optical lab obsessed with making two things:
  1. The world's best lenses
  2. The world's happiest humans*
  3. *Our employees, our customers, and their customers


At Essilor, we develop cutting-edge lens products to allow you to experience the world with no limitations. Explore our brands and find one of our eyecare provider partners near you. 

Europa is the eyewear company committed to staying independent. Operated by the second generation of our founding family, we’re proud to craft products and policies focused on supporting likeminded, independent eye care professionals.

Learn more about NYSSO's Visionary Class Sponsors here.
January Is National Opticians Month!
National Opticians Month was developed to help educate the general public and eye care consumers about the importance of seeing a professional with regard to their eye health needs. 

Spread the word this month in conversation with friends, family members and clients, and on your social media channels. See below for some talking points.
Speaking of Social Media ...
Are you liking and following NYSSO on Facebook, Instagram and our newly refreshed LinkedIn? Connect with us today for the latest news, NYSSO updates, member highlights, sponsor spotlights and more.
A Special Thank You to Our Visionary Class Sponsors:
New York State Society of Opticians | www.NYSSO.org