Paraoptometric Awards

Accepting Nominations for 2022 Paraoptometric Awards!

Consider nominating your staff for a pair of awards acknowledging their professional and/or community work!

Paraoptometric of the Year Award

  • This award recognizes a deserving individual paraoptometric who has made outstanding contributions to the profession of optometry, patients and the public.
  • Nominees will be evaluated according to four principal areas: professionalism, public service, furthering education and personal endorsement.
  • Nominees must be AOA associate members in good standing, not currently serving on the PRC. We encourage nominations of individuals with the CPO, CPOA, CPOT and CPOC certifications.
  • To submit a nominee please complete the Paraoptometric of the Year submission form.
  • Nominations must be submitted no later than February 18, 2022.

Paraoptometric Community Service Award

  • This award recognizes a deserving AOA paraoptometric individual who has generously donated his or her time and talents to the profession of optometry, patients and the public.
  • Nominees will be evaluated based on four principal areas: service dedicated to the local community for a specific cause, service dedicated to health care, service dedicated to optometry-sponsored services and service documented within the last three
  • Nominees must be AOA associate members in good standing, not currently serving on the PRC. We encourage nominations of individuals with the CPO, CPOA, CPOT and CPOC certifications.
  • To submit a nominee, please complete the Paraoptometric Community Service Award submission form.
  • Nominations must be submitted no later than February 18, 2022.

CPC Lifetime Achievement Award

  • This award recognizes those who are currently retired and who have served in the profession of optometry by continually giving of themselves in areas of patient care, office management, mentoring colleagues and in service to the paraoptometric profession.
  • Nominations can be submitted by a state, regional or local paraoptometric organization, an AOA member doctor and AOA associate member or a certified paraoptometric.
  • To submit a nominee, please complete the CPC Lifetime Achievement Award submission form.
  • Nominations must be submitted no later than February 18, 2022.

For additional information, email educationcenter@aoa.org.

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