About the NFOS

The National Federation of Opticianry Schools (NFOS) is the international organization dedicated to the promotion of formal opticianry education offered by accredited educational institutions. Formal education is fundamental to the credibility of the Optician as a vision care professional. NFOS member schools are located in the United states and Canada.

The Goals of the NFOS:

  • Upgrade the standards of opticianry education
  • Facilitate the exchange of teaching methods
  • Achieve uniformity of formal education in opticianry
  • Assist national opticianry organizations in their efforts
  • Develop formal educational programs in identified areas of need

NFOS Mission:

The National Federation of Opticianry Schools is an association of opticianry schools dedicated to facilitating the development of formal educational programs in identified areas of need; upgrading the standards of opticianry education; facilitating the exchange of teaching methods; working for the uniformity of formal education in opticianry; and aiding other national opticianry associations as deemed mutually beneficial.