The Opticians Association of New Jersey is excited to welcome you to our website and online membership community.

We've built this new and modern site to accommodate your busy schedule and optimize your time online, while providing the most current news and information of interest to opticians in New Jersey.  Feel free to browse this site securely from your computer, laptop, mobile phone or other digital device.

We encourage you to spend some time clicking around the site. You'll discover a world of access to your fellow NJ opticians, industry leaders and our state association. 

And we'll be adding new content and features to add even more value to your membership in OANJ.

If you have any suggestions and comments on our new site, or anything having to do with OANJ and the practice of opticianry, please email us.  We'd love to hear from you!  

Welcome again, and enjoy!



RIP Robert C. Troast

February 14, 1928 - July 16, 2022

Sadly, former professional Board member and past president Robert ( Bob ) Troast passed away on Saturday July 16th.  He served on the State of New Jersey Board of Examiners of Ophthalmic Dispensers & Ophthalmic Technicians from March 29, 1972 to March 11, 2005. He was instrumental in the establishment of optical programs at Camden County College, Essex Community College and Raritan Valley Community College. Mr. Troast also served on many Optician Associations here in New Jersey and on the National level throughout his career. The dedication and legacy of all his work for this Board and all the Opticians that followed is priceless. Even after he retired, Mr. Troast was a vast font of knowledge and always made himself available for your questions.

He was an Optician all of his life ( license #208 ) owning his own business in the state. Mr. Troast was also licensed to fit hearing aids in the state of New Jersey.

It was a privilege to work alongside him for so many years and the Board will miss him greatly.

Michael Higgins, President


The Benefits of Membership

Thank you for choosing the Opticians Association of New Jersey (OANJ). We would like to take this time to extend an invitation to you to become one of our newest members. As a constituent of OANJ, the privileges and rewards of membership will be available to you.  





Scam Alert!

The Division of Consumer Affairs is urging our licensees to be on alert for new scams targeting healthcare professionals and possibly others. The Division has received information that impersonators are reaching out to licensees about fraudulent activity related to their practicing credentials, or about alleged disciplinary action or criminal charges against them.

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Fellow Optician,

We are living in unprecedented times, and the need for our professional society to both lead and to provide a community for Opticians to come together and learn from one another has never been greater – for ourselves and the people for whom we provide care. 

OANJ has developed a resource page tailored to the needs of New Jersey opticians. Click the button below to access and take advantange of this central repository.

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