Paraoptometrics serve only to enhance the profession of optometry, as well as the individual practices that employ them. Education and recognition is, and always will be, integral to the success of all involved.
The American Optometric Association has developed a Paraoptometric Certification Program. Designed and administered by AOAâ€™s Commission on Paraoptometric Certification (CPC). Paraoptometric Certification offers candidates opportunities to advance their careers and optometrists the opportunity to verify the knowledge and competency levels of their staff members.
The AOA offers three different certification levels:
- Certified Paraoptometric (CPO)
- Certified Paraoptometric Assistant (CPOA)
- Certified Paraoptometric Technician (CPOT)
For an application and more information on the three certification levels, visit the AOAâ€™s website, www.aoa.org and click on the Paraoptometric link.