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Paraoptometric Section offers solutions for training success

December 11, 2012

para skillWhen it comes to balancing the need for quality training for your optometric staff, time to provide the training, and the limitations of your training budget, why not look to the AOA Paraoptometric Section for training solutions?

Many optometrists are excited to learn about the variety of optometric staff training options provided by the AOA Paraoptometric Section (PS).

PS training programs and products are tailored to meet the optometric practice’s specific needs. Staff may participate in free online courses and live webinars, or purchase education modules, articles, books, flash cards, and self-assessment tools.

Optometric staff needs are met with the Paraoptometric Skill Builder® program. The AOA Paraoptometric Section has recently expanded the Paraoptometric Skill Builder® program by providing the beginner and intermediate levels on CD.

These cost-effective units provide the results-driven training optometric staff need in an easy-to-learn format with the convenience to access the training when and where they need it.

The Beginner Level One units focus on basic foundational topics for new optometric staff. It is offered online at no cost for Paraoptometric Section members. The Beginner Level One is also available for purchase on CD. Expanding upon knowledge learned in the beginner units, the Intermediate Level Two offers 13 additional units also on CD. The Paraoptometric Skill Builder® program is provided through an education grant from Essilor and Vistakon.

The Paraoptometric Section provides practices the tools they need to educate and train their optometric staff. Become one of the many practices that have found solutions for success by utilizing one of the many programs and services provided by the Paraoptometric Section.

Contact the Paraoptometric Section to get tailored training and measurable results. For more information, call 800-365-2219, ext. 4108, or visit www.aoa.org/documents/paraoptometric/NewProductGuide_Rnd3.pdf.

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