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KENTUCKY LICENSE RENEWAL
There seems to be some confusion on renewing Kentucky Licenses with OOP. Here is a general rundown:
On-Line: If you are not being audited – Please renew on-line if possible – It will walk you through the steps. Please allow approximately 20 minutes to finish and pay. You will be able to immediately print your renewal letter. If you are being audited – You need to attach your program from the OAK meeting you attended OR the receipt for the meeting you attended. You do NOT need a letter from OAK to renew on-line if you are being audited.
Mail-in: The State does not want any renewals to be mailed in so it is difficult. If you are not being audited - The papers are on our Facebook page. You can download and fill it out. You will not know until after the next meeting if you are cleared. If you are being audited – The state is requiring you to have a letter of completion from OAK. We will write them however, please note that this office will be closing December 21st and reopening for the 28th and 29th, then closing again until January 8th. The letters will not be reviewed until the next meeting January 18th.
Special Notice from Kentucky State Board
Next week (May 23rd, 2016) all opticians in Kentucky will be assigned new license numbers. This is a result of the state boards implementing a new computer system that will not "read" your old numbers. This is across any licensed field in the state from hairstylist to truck drivers and interior designers - including opticians. This has nothing to do with the OAK policy nor how we submit your continuing education. In the future please include your new license number as well as your old number (which the state is referring to as your "legacy" number) when corresponding with the OAK.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Kentucky State Board
at (502) 564-3296 (Jessica Parker) or firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to Opticians Association of Kentucky
The Opticians Association of Kentucky is the only voice that represents Kentucky opticians solely, legislatively, educationally and professionally. Your membership dollars are returned to you in many ways you may not be aware of as you go about your busy lives. OAK is aware that in addition to fitting customers with the best eye wear you can find available to them to suit their individual needs, you must also have another life…a personal and family life. Kentucky opticians must still have their dinner, brush their teeth, have time for fun and relaxation and LIVE a little. Here's where OAK comes in. OAK has a lobbyist, a really good one. Karen Thomas Lentz watches legislation on the state level, constantly keeping an eye on any issue that relates to the practice of ophthalmic dispensing.
The OAK Board of Directors and Executive Director plan educational seminars and continuing education courses that help opticians to stay current on old and new information that affects dispensing, making your day run a little smoother. They are constantly searching for the kind of education you require and to fit seminars into your schedule. These do not come cheap!
The Opticians Association of Kentucky has only one interest…YOU! Check us out when you have professional concerns and even check us out when you are doing well. Membership in the association affords you a special status…you are a member of a group that belongs to you. OAK is only as good as the folks who make up the roster. Let us know if a seminar exceeded your expectations or disappointed you. We have comment forms available at every meeting. Yes, we are made up of a Board of Directors that are volunteers, opticians just like you. We look forward to working with you to make opticianry a better profession, with better pay, more respect and a secure spot in the economy. Let's go get 'um!
Mrs Cyndi Studer
Lexington | Opticians Association of Kentucky
PO Box 24214
Lexington, KY 40524-4214