Paraoptometrics
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This course provides step-by-step instructions that will guide you through the entire EyeLearn experience, from adding a course to then submitting credit and viewing your certificate. An instructional video will be available soon. For now, please use the step-by-step PDF document. 

Formats Available: On-Demand
Original Seminar Date: October 19, 2020
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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With AOA on Capitol Hill coming up soon, May’s Speaker Series focuses on Advocacy and what steps paraoptometrics can take to move the optometric profession forward in their state. This is a great opportunity to not only feel empowered but to also take a step toward an important movement! 

Formats Available: On-Demand
Original Seminar Date: May 04, 2021
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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Collapse Para Speaker Series -  Telehealth in 2021

The discussion of telehealth and implementation of varying degrees has ramped up significantly over the last few years in respect to Optometry. We will be discussing the current opportunities with telehealth and how it pertains to paraoptometrics and how our clinic flow may change.

Formats Available: On-Demand
Original Seminar Date: June 08, 2021
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

Approved Credit:
  • AOA: 1 hour CPC Approved

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    Contact Lens Bootcamp

    How well do you understand the difference in the brands and modalities of contact lenses that your doctors prescribe?  Do you know all the possible ways contact lenses can help our patients? Can you effectively explain the differences and properties to satisfy your patient’s questions?  The goal of this course is to simplify the world of contacts and specialty contact lenses so you can be an expert in your office, speak the same language as your doctors, help patients understand their lenses and increase the success of contact lens fits with your patients.

     

    This webinar, presented by Dr. Jason Compton and Dr. Shalu Pal, is worth one (1) CPC-approved CE credit. 

    Formats Available: Para Speaker Series - Contact Lenses and All Their Possibilities
    Original Seminar Date: July 13, 2021
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • AOA: 1 hour CPC Approved

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    Collapse Para Speaker Series - Progressive Myopia: The Other Epidemic

    This lecture, provided by Dr. Tamara Petrosyan, will review the proposed etiology of myopia progression, the common myopia management techniques including vision therapy, atropine, corneal reshaping, and multifocal soft contact lenses, as well as some tips for implementing myopia control in the office. 

    Formats Available: RS-0006-21
    Original Seminar Date: April 05, 2021
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • AOA: 1 hour CPC Approved

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    Collapse Paraoptometric Examination Item-Writing Workshop

    If you are one of many paraoptometrics who are passionate about providing quality eyecare to your patients, you must also be invested in the future of optometry as new technologies and procedures come along. Paraoptometrics earn a certification to demonstrate current knowledge and competence for personal and professional satisfaction and growth. To remain certified, you must continue seeking professional growth and participate in continuing education opportunities. One way to do this is by helping others become certified. Every year, the paraoptometric examinations are reviewed and updated. The CPC depends on passionate, knowledgeable, and experienced staff to help us with the development of quality examinations. To do this, we need certified paraoptometrics to write current, relevant, and quality questions for each examination. In return for your time, the CPC awards continuing education credits. For every 5 questions (called items) that you write and submit in accordance with the instructions, you will receive 1 CE credit. Are you ready to get started?

    Formats Available: On-Demand
    Original Seminar Date: February 10, 2021
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    Collapse Concussions: Keep Your Head in the Game
    Formats Available: On-Demand
    Original Seminar Date: April 20, 2020
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • AOA: 1 hour CPC Approved

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    Collapse Cyber-Security in the Age of Ransomware

    Cybersecurity is becoming increasingly important for running a business in healthcare. The risk of data breaches and data loss should be a core motivation behind any preventative initiatives you undertake to protect your business.   According to Forbes, health care data is worth three times as much as financial information on the dark web.  For that reason alone, health care data is becoming a primary target for cyber-attacks.

    Formats Available: On-Demand
    Original Seminar Date: April 23, 2019

    Approved Credit:
  • AOA: 1 hour CPC Approved

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    Formats Available: On-Demand
    Original Seminar Date: August 12, 2020
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • AOA: 1 hour CPC Approved

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    Collapse HIPAA - 18 Identifiers of PHI and the 7 Elements of an Effective Compliance Program
    Formats Available: On-Demand
    Original Seminar Date: April 06, 2020
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • AOA: 1 hour CPC Approved

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    Collapse Not Just An Eye Exam

    In the world of optometry, there are always new patients who have a limited understanding of a comprehensive exam. The patient who is used to sitting down and reading the eye chart, buying his or her glasses, and walking out with them in less than an hour is very likely uneducated about the importance of comprehensive eye care. Patients call daily to book eye exams for “glasses,” sometimes unaware that there is a much deeper need for a comprehensive exam. A paraoptometric gets the pleasure of introducing these patients to a new way of experiencing eye health care. The flow in which an office moves a patient can vary greatly from practice to practice, but each element outlined in this paper differentiates a comprehensive exam from a quick “box store” refraction

    Formats Available: On-Demand
    Original Seminar Date: April 24, 2019

    Approved Credit:
  • AOA: 1 hour CPC Approved

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    Collapse Paraoptometric Examination Item-Writing Workshop

    If you are one of many paraoptometrics who are passionate about providing quality eyecare to your patients, you must also be invested in the future of optometry as new technologies and procedures come along. Paraoptometrics earn a certification to demonstrate current knowledge and competence for personal and professional satisfaction and growth. To remain certified, you must continue seeking professional growth and participate in continuing education opportunities. One way to do this is by helping others become certified. Every year, the paraoptometric examinations are reviewed and updated. The CPC depends on passionate, knowledgeable, and experienced staff to help us with the development of quality examinations. To do this, we need certified paraoptometrics to write current, relevant, and quality questions for each examination. In return for your time, the CPC awards continuing education credits. For every 5 questions (called items) that you write and submit in accordance with the instructions, you will receive 1 CE credit. Are you ready to get started?

    Formats Available: On-Demand
    Original Seminar Date: February 10, 2021
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    Collapse Pediatric Vision Development and Importance of Comprehensive Eye Exams

    This article will review the process of normal visual development in children and what parents can do to promote visual development, the various ocular and visual problems that can affect a child's development and education, and the importance of comprehensive pediatric eye evaluations. 

    Formats Available: On-Demand
    Original Seminar Date: November 02, 2020
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • AOA: 2.00 hours CPC Approved

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    Collapse Practical Implementation of In-Office Contact Lens Disinfection Guidelines
    Formats Available: On-Demand
    Original Seminar Date: September 14, 2020
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now

    Approved Credit:
  • AOA: 1 hour CPC Approved

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    Collapse Pupil Testing in the Optometric Practice

    Pupillary testing is an important component of every comprehensive eye examination. Careful observation along with a comprehensive and detailed case history may reveal key information about the visual pathway and autonomic nervous system and help make the proper diagnosis. Eye care providers must understand this complex pathway as well as what a dysfunction might signify.

    Formats Available: On-Demand
    Original Seminar Date: April 25, 2019

    Approved Credit:
  • AOA: 2.00 hours CPC Approved

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    Collapse Red Alert:  Common Causes of an Emergent Red Eye

    Red-eye is going to be one of the most commonly encountered chief complaints among emergency visits to an optometry or ophthalmology practice.  It is typically caused by inflammation that stems from almost any part of the eye itself and/or its immediate surroundings.

    Formats Available: Para Quiz
    Original Seminar Date: April 26, 2019

    Approved Credit:
  • AOA: 1 hour CPC Approved

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    Collapse The Appreciated Employee

    Employees are the most important asset in any optometric practice. What if you could get your employees to do more than is expected of them every day? What would this mean for the productivity of your office, the office morale, and the individual employee? What if this technique cost you nothing and every manager has the capability to use this technique to ignite great change?  Appreciation is a simple, yet a powerful tool, in a manager's toolbox. Learning the steps to appreciation and how to implement them will affect the office in a positive way.

    Formats Available: On-Demand
    Original Seminar Date: April 24, 2019

    Approved Credit:
  • AOA: 1 hour CPC Approved

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    Collapse EyeLearn Orientation Course

    This course provides step-by-step instructions that will guide you through the entire EyeLearn experience, from adding a course to then submitting credit and viewing your certificate. An instructional video will be available soon. For now, please use the step-by-step PDF document. 

    Formats Available: On-Demand
    Original Seminar Date: October 19, 2020
    On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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    CPO/A/T Renewals

    This course is designed to assist Certified Paraoptometrics (CPO), Certified Paraoptometric Assistants (CPOA, and Certified Paraoptometric Technicians (CPOT) with maintaining their certifications.  This course is informational only.  No continuing education credits will be awarded for reviewing this information.

    Formats Available: On-Demand
    Original Seminar Date: February 25, 2020
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    CPOC Renewal

    This course is designed to assist Certified Paraoptometric Coders (CPOC) with maintaining their certifications.  This course is informational only.  No continuing education credits will be awarded for reviewing this information.

    Formats Available: On-Demand
    Original Seminar Date: February 25, 2020
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    Collapse Paraoptometric Skill Builder: Advanced

    The Advanced Level 3 course is the third and final level of the Paraoptometric Skill Builder®. No matter what level of experience or knowledge, the Paraoptometric Skill Builder® offers you an easy, convenient, and fun learning experience.  This course includes 14 units:

     

    Topics include:
    1. Advanced Terminology
    2. Advanced Anatomy and Physiology
    3. Contact Lenses Part 3
    4. Color Vision
    5. Low Vision Rehabilitation/ Special Ocular Procedures
    6. Vision Therapy
    7. Refractive Status of the Eye
    8. Frame Adjustments, Tools and Repairs
    9. Compliance and Regulations
    10. Insurance Processing
    11. Dispensary Staff and Sales
    12. Calculating and Evaluating Prism
    13. Spectacle Lens Problem Solving
    14. Public Relations, Promotion, and Staff Recognition

     

    Formats Available: On-Demand
    Original Seminar Date: October 21, 2020
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    The Paraoptometric Skill Builder®: Beginner Level 1 course is designed for the “new to the field of paraoptometry." This course includes 14 units:

     

    Topics include:
    1. Introduction to Paraoptometry
    2. Basic Terminology
    3. Front Office Procedures
    4. Obtaining an Ocular History
    5. Routine Pre-Testing Procedures
    6. External Examination
    7. Ancillary Testing
    8. Refractometry
    9. Visual Field Testing
    10. Spectacles
    11. Contact Lenses
    12. Assisting the Optometrist
    13. Patients With Special Needs
    14. Instrumentation and Maintaining Equipment

    Formats Available: On-Demand
    Original Seminar Date: October 19, 2020
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    The Intermediate Level 2 course builds upon acquired knowledge from the Beginner Level 1 course. No matter what level of experience or knowledge, the Paraoptometric Skill Builder® offers you an easy, convenient, and fun learning experience. This course includes 13 units:

     

    Topics include:
    1. Intermediate Terminology
    2. Anatomy: Orbit, Extraocular Muscles, and External Structures
    3. Anatomy:  Anterior Segment, Posterior Segment and Visual Pathway
    4. Common Ocular Conditions
    5. Ocular Effects of Systemic Conditions
    6. Ophthalmic Surgery
    7. Eye Examinations Part 1
    8. Eye Examinations Part 2
    9. Basic Pharmacology
    10. Refractive Status & Ophthalmic Lenses
    11. Ophthalmic Prescriptions
    12. Spectacles Part 2
    13. Contact Lenses Part 2

    Formats Available: On-Demand
    Original Seminar Date: October 20, 2020
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