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California Optical
Laboratories Association (COLA)
Serving California Eyecare Professionals for More than 50 Years

Founded in 1957, the California Optical Laboratories Association is an organization of full-service optical laboratories from California and other Western states.

Annual Meeting and Educational Seminars

We hold one meeting every year, with a minimum of six hours of educational seminars on subjects directly affecting laboratories and lab customers. These meetings provide opportunities for colleagues from all levels of the industry to share opinions and viewpoints and provide COLA laboratories and their customers a unique status in the American ophthalmic community.

COLA Projects

COLA members participate in projects that strengthen the relationship between laboratories and eyecare professionals. Annual scholarships are awarded to deserving optometric students, glasses are fabricated by COLA members for the working poor and COLA has supplied optical products for Special Olympic contestants.

Political Action

When political issues impact the ophthalmic industry, COLA works at the legislative level to present the views of laboratories and eyecare professionals.

Unequaled Services

As a result of more than 45 years of industry involvement, COLA laboratories provide services unequaled anywhere else.

Web Site Communications

This web site is intended to serve as a communication link for keeping COLA members informed and up-to-date on industry issues. It is also an educational resource for COLA labs to keep their customers, the eyecare professions, informed on the fast-changing lens information they need in caring for the eyes of America.

How To Learn More About COLA

To learn more about the COLA organization and COLA members, click on the link at the left titled "About COLA".  For industry news, click on "News".  For questions about the COLA organization or its activities, click on "Contact COLA".


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