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In 2012 ROATx changed it's name to "OAT" and refocused it's direction and purpose.
As of the the first of January 2012, the Registered Opticians Association of Texas will now be known as the "Opticians Association of Texas". This change in name is called for because of the new and more focused direction of Texas's only state wide Opticians professional society. Our society has gone back to our roots. From 1981 through 2001 ROATx was known as the Opticians Association of Texas. During the last 10 years ROATx has been know for it's efforts to encourage the Opticians of Texas to become voluntarily Registered with the Texas Department of State Health Services. With the increased focus of the society to make mandatory licensure of Opticians for the health and safety of the citizens of Texas a reality, it is felt that the name change will help this noble effort.
The new name was chosen to make our professional society more inclusive of and for all the Opticians practicing in Texas. It is felt the many Opticians may have thought that ROATx was formed for Registered Opticians only. With the new association name, it is hoped that all individuals that call themselves Opticians will feel that they have a professional society that is working for them.
The new and more focused direction of "OAT" is based on the the earlier efforts of ROATx to "Raise the Bar" of Education, establishing higher Credentialing Standards, and increasing Legislative Activity which will lead to Mandatory Licensure of Opticians in Texas. All Opticians who desire to "Raise the Bar" for Opticians in Texas are invited to join in these noble efforts. It is also felt that the new name "Opticians Association of Texas", being more inclusive, will serve our profession better at the state legislature during future legislative sessions.