Advancing Arizona’s Opticians Since 1965

AADO monitors, protects and preserves the privilege of every optician to earn a living in our State. The Arizona Association of Dispensing Opticians is the only professional association which represents you.

The AADO is the ONLY association in Arizona which monitors legislation and other activity, daily, on both the national and state levels. This assures your continued, professional status as an optician.

Become part of the AADO. Attend meetings and consider a position on our Board of Directors. Renew your dues, or join as a new member. Support the only association in Arizona which supports you, no matter who you are, or where you practice.

  • Improve your professional knowledge & skills;
  • Interact with opticians who share common interests;
  • Attend ABO / NCLE education seminars that are specific for dispensing opticians;
  • Support the growth and advancement of dispensing opticians;
  • Contribute to your professional status.
Our Mission
To improve, foster, and promote the interests of dispensing opticians; to instill mutual understanding and friendship among dispensing opticians, and to inspire in the public, by appropriate means, confidence in dispensing opticians. This is accomplished by providing an organization through which dispensing opticians may undertake those lawful activities that can be conducted most effectively by cooperative effort.
Elected Officers
The Arizona Association of Dispensing Opticians is managed by its elected officers, Board of Directors, and appointed committees individuals interested in having a more direct impact on the Association can do so by serving as an elected officer or committee member.
  • President: Lucy Dunn, LDO
  • Executive Director: Melinda Stomel
  • Board of Directors: Gary Scheer, LDO