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 the ophthalmic community;
  • Support and Contribute to the growth and the advancement of our profession;
Our Mission

To improve, foster and promote the high standards of the Optical profession through recognized continuing education for State Licensed, ABO/NCLE certified and non-licensed opticians working independently or employed by an optical establishment. Thus, inspiring confidence and the highest of standards to the public and the ophthalmic community. This is accomplished by providing an organization such as AADO thru which licensed, non-licensed and associates may undertake activities that can be effective if thru a 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.
  • Lucy Dunn, LDO President
  • Gary Scheer, LDO Past President
  • David Lipkin, LDO, ABOC, ABOC Speaker Board Member
  • Grant Honeman, LDO Board Member
  • Melinda Stomel Executive Director