OD Divas Julie Belanger and Lena Walker

OD Divas, the popular optometry Facebook group, held its first party at the Sky High Bar during Vision Expo East week in New York City this past March. Founded in January 2018 by optometrist Joan Miller, OD Divas is an Optometry Facebook group with over 4,000 optometrists, opticians, techs and other ECP members. According to Julie Belanger, OD, the moderator for the group, it is a networking group “who lend each other advice and recommendations on everything from staff management to which vendors support their brand. For our first anniversary, I launched the idea of having our first party. Three weeks later at VEE, nearly 100 ladies celebrated on the rooftop as connections were made in person.”

The group is thankful for the platinum support of Professional Eye Care Associates of America (PECAA) and HOYA, gold support of Eyefinity, a partnership with the French eyewear company Plein Les Mirettes and the tremendous assistance of Lena Walker, OD, who made it a special night for attendees who want to be a part of the next event.

—Linda Conlin