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Paraoptometric Materials, Resources Benefit the Entire Practice

Staff knowledge is vital. That’s why an AOA member benefit helps doctors revolutionize the hiring and training of this key component of the care team.

The Paraoptometric Career Ladder offers training and assessment tools to help doctors of optometry and office managers determine needs by providing an efficient and effective tool to train new staff, as well as cross-train seasoned staff, regardless of their current skill level of knowledge.

Using an easy-to-follow, self-paced education roadmap, the career ladder is designed to help paraoptometric staff who work in any of six job responsibilities, including:

  1. Contact lens tech
  2. Optical
  3. Office administration
  4. Insurance processing
  5. Front desk
  6. Technician

 

This member resource allows doctors and office managers the ability to assess their staff’s skill level and set consistent training goals that can be met via education materials available from the Paraoptometrics/Staff section of the AOA website and AOA Marketplace.

Read more about how to maximize your paraoptometric staff through AOA associate membership.

Study materials available for certification

Help staff prepare for their paraoptometric certification examination with new study and review materials, discounted as part of your AOA membership, available at AOA Marketplace. Products include:

  1. Certified Paraoptometric Assistant (CPOA) Review Course. This three-hour course is divided into three parts covering office operations, ophthalmic optics and dispensing, testing procedures, special procedures, refractive status of the eye and binocularity, and basic anatomy and physiology. Eligible for three hours of CPC-approved continuing education (CE) with successful completion of the Review Course Quiz.
     
  2. Certified Paraoptometric Technician (CPOT) Review Course. This four-hour course is divided into six parts covering pre-testing, clinical procedures, ophthalmic optics and dispensing, refractive status of the eye and binocularity, anatomy and physiology, and practice management. Eligible for four hours of CPC-approved CE with successful completion of the Review Course Quiz.
     

Click here for more information about paraoptometric certification.

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