Paraoptometric Group Optometry

Staff Development Needs are Our Specialty!

The American Optometric Association (AOA) Paraoptometric Group and Vision West have combined efforts to provide current industry information on programs and services that help ensure that all paraoptometrics are reaching their professional potential. The Paraoptometric Group consists of the Paraoptometric Section and the Commission on Paraoptometric Certification. As the profession increasingly grows, it is becoming more and more crucial that paraoptometrics constantly update their skills to coincide with the latest technology and optometric advancements. By becoming a member of the AOA Paraoptometric Section, you can ensure you have access to pertinent information as well as significant member benefits.

The Paraoptometric Section offers a wide variety of continuing education opportunities such as:

  • Online Continuing Education Articles
  • Article Archive
  • Knowledge+, weekly question for paraoptometrics
  • Education Modules
  • Certification Study Materials
  • Paraoptometric Skill Builder - Now offering Level I for new staff and Level II for intermediate learning.

Our continuing education opportunities allow for your paraoptometric staff to advance their careers from the comfort of their own home or office. By having a trained and certified workforce, your practice will be better prepared to reach its full potential. Continuing education and certification are important pieces of the professional staff development puzzle.

To learn more about membership benefits, visit our Web page at: or call 800-365-2219, ext. 4108. For certification information, email or call ext. 4210.

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