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AOA Celebrates Paraoptometric Recognition Week in September

August 19, 2015

The American Optometric Association will celebrate its 13th annual Paraoptometric Recognition Week September 13-19, 2015, which will honor paraoptometrics for their dedication to the patients they serve, and to the profession of optometry.

Paraoptometrics are key members of the eyecare delivery team in optometric offices across the country. The AOA says this role is even more critical to providing the best patient care possible in today’s health care environment.

The AOA Paraoptometric Resource Center (PRC) suggests a variety of ways to celebrate the week, and encourages doctors to be creative in planning their festivities. Paraoptometric Recognition Week promotional kits are available to AOA members free of charge, and include a poster, a table top tent, handouts for ODs with tips for staff recognition, information about AOA associate member enrollment and staff certification. Kits may be requested by contacting pararecognition@aoa.org.

“Paraoptometrics are an essential part of the eyecare team,” says Linda Rodgriguez, CPO, chair of the PRC Executive Committee. “The potential of a well-trained optometric staff is of utmost importance, and the formula to achieve a successful optometric practice. Optometrists, who recognize their paraoptometric staff for their dedication, knowledge and professionalism, are rewarded with satisfied patients and practice growth.”

To learn more about Paraoptometric Recognition Week, paraoptometry and the benefits of paraoptometric certification, visit aoa.org/paraoptometrics or call 800.365.2219, ext. 4108.

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