DALLAS—The Optical Women’s Association (OWA) has announced that this year’s OWA Online Auction will begin on Sunday, September 19. Actual bidding will run from 12:00 p.m. PST on Sunday, September 19 through 6:00 p.m. PST on Friday, September 24, and bidding will be open to all, OWA members and non-members alike. The auction website is now available for viewing online here. Bidders can use their computer, phone or tablet to take part in the auction.

In order to place a bid, auction goers must register on top of the auction homepage and fill in all required information, including a cell phone number. Once submitted, those registered will immediately receive a text assigning them to a bidder number. Nearer to when the auction will begin, another text message will be sent to confirm and finalize the bidding procedure. Registration is open online here.

The annual OWA Online Auction helps support the OWA’s various professional development programs of educating, mentoring and connecting women in the optical industry. This year’s auction offers a lineup of over 40 items donated by the OWA’s sponsors, including accessories, electronics, designer handbags, eyewear, gift sets, professional services and more.