A paraoptometric is a member of the office support staff for optometric doctors. Opticians, optical technicians, insurance clerks, clerical staff, personal assistants, receptionists are all considered paraoptometrics.
- Improve the care of optometric patients in the state of Missouri.
- Continue self-improvement through study and association with peers.
- Support the recognition of paraoptometrics in the field of optometry.
Paraoptometrics perform important duties in support of the optometric members of MOA, and in return, MOA promotes our skills.
In addition to the benefits of personal growth through peer networking and support, members of the Paraoptometric section of MOA have access to courses that provide CE credits and opportunites to be ABO and/or CPO Certified. MOA paraoptrometrics have the opportunity to gain knowledge in their chosen field, improved job skills, and increase their value as employees. More importantly, members of the MOA Paraoptometric Society take pride in their own personal growth!
The camaraderie with fellow members enables paraoptometrics to enjoy the association with people who know from personal experience what happens each day on the job. That understanding also provides a support group which can offer valuable suggestions as professional dilemmas may arise.
Benefits of Membership
Paraoptometrics are a valuable part of the optometric field, and by joining the Paraoptometric section of MOA you’ll see just how valuable your skills are! Now as a member of the MOA paraoptometric section, you have online access to six editions of the MOA Vision newsletter which provides updates of the organization’s activities. You may view the online member Directory with password access from your doctor or calling the MOA office.
You may participate in each level of the Paraoptometric Association, from general membership to para office holder, depending on your degree of interest, plus you will have the opportunity to attend the Missouri Optometric Association Convention which is held each October with additional fees for attendence (classes included) and extracurricular activities.
Yearly membership fees are $30.00, due by January 31.