The American Optometric Association (AOA) Paraoptometric Section has dedicated September 15-21, 2013 as Paraoptometric Recognition Week.
Paraoptometrics, also known as optometric assistants, are a crucial part of the eye care delivery team. Paraoptometrics work at optical offices and eye care facilities; interacting daily with optometrists, ophthalmologists, opticians and patients. The role of the paraoptometric requires a uniquely strong attention to detail, impeccable customer service skills, and precise measuring know-how.
The American Optometric Association (AOA) identifies three levels of certified paraoptometrics: Certified Paraoptometric (CPO), Certified Paraoptometric Assistant (CPOA) and Certified Paraoptometric Technician (CPOT).
Very few practices have certified paraoptometric technicians, and even fewer have an entire staff that is certified. That’s what makes our office exceptional!
September 15-21, 2013 is designed to observe and honor all paraoptometrics for the hard work and dedication to the field of optometry, as well as to the patients they serve on a daily basis.
In honor of all paraoptometrics, we sincerely thank you.
“photo courtesy of The American Optometric Association (AOA)”