The only formal observance dedicated to honor optometric practice staff is Sept. 17-21.

3 ways to honor staff for Paraoptometric Recognition Week

Paraoptometric Recognition Week, Sept. 17-21, is the only formal observance dedicated to honor optometric practice staff, so make the most of it. Reinforce the value paraoptometric staff bring to your practice with these three suggestions.

"It takes a team to run any practice."

1. Enroll staff as AOA associate members.

It's included as part of your AOA membership, and this vital step opens the door to AOA Paraoptometric Resource Center member benefits and services.

Click here
to learn how to enroll.

Click here to read about how enrollment leads to practice success.

2. Encourage paraoptometric certification.

Enrolled your staff? Now foster their professional development and encourage staff to seek certification.

It's a win-win for doctors and paraoptometric staff.

Click here to learn how you can help staff earn certification before year's end.

3. Show them you care.

Now's the time to celebrate paraoptometric staff, so consider special recognition events or surprises, such as a "Wall of Fame," a post on social media, team lunch or decorations-after all, it takes a team to run any practice.

Consider these ways
doctors can recognize their staff and encourage professional development.

Read about the 40th anniversary of AOA's paraoptometric commitment in the upcoming September 2018 edition of AOA Focus.

Thank you to our industry sponsor of the Paraoptometric Resource Center, Alcon.

September 5, 2018

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