Supporting Continuing Education

Independent for the Independent isn’t just talk, Europa has always been a strong advocate for the profession of opticianry. It’s opticians who are on the front lines every day, who’s passion and knowledge patients count on.

One of the first decisions made when we built a factory in Chicagoland was that it would be open for anyone to tour. Despite working with glasses for decades, so many of us in the profession don’t know what goes into manufacturing acetate frames.

This past weekend, the Opticians Association of Illinois took us up on the open invitation to tour our factory. It was our honor to sponsor their spring conference and be able to offer a factory tour and Q&A session for CE credit! We encourage all of you who love eyewear as much as we do to visit us and tour the factory too! Visit to learn more and schedule a visit. Take a look at some photos from the OAI session: