Paraoptometric Week

3 ways to honor staff for Paraoptometric Week

Paraoptometric Week, Sept. 16-20, 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.

Learn how to enroll an AOA associate member.

Learn how enrolling staff as AOA associate members 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.

Learn how paraoptometric staff can boost a career as well as a practice.

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.

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

September 9, 2019

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