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AOA seeks nominees for annual paraoptometric award

December 27, 2012

The AOA Paraoptometric Section is seeking nominations for the Paraoptometric of the Year Award (POY).

The award is given annually to the optometric assistant or technician who has made outstanding and worthwhile contributions to the profession of optometry, paraoptometry, and the general public.

The nominee’s accomplishments are reviewed in the following categories:

  • Service to optometry and paraoptometric associations (office competency, service to paraoptometric state, regional and/or national associations, and contributions of personal time and effort)
  • Participation in public service activities
  • Personal endorsement by the nominating individual.

State Paraoptometric of the Year award winners are also eligible for the national nomination.

Any previously nominated POY submissions who did not win may be nominated again.

Nominees must be members of the AOA Paraoptometric Section in order to be eligible.

Nominations must be received by the AOA on or prior to Feb. 1, 2013.

The award for the 2013 winner will be presented on Friday, June 28, 2013, during Optometry’s Meeting® in San Diego.

The winner will be featured in a video and will receive a plaque, round-trip airfare to Optometry’s Meeting®, three nights’ lodging at the headquarters hotel, and $500 to help defray the travel expenses.

For a nomination form or more information, contact the AOA Paraoptometric Section at 800-365-2219, ext. 4108 or email MRHarper@aoa.org.

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