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The Paraoptometric Resource Center offers a variety of resources for continuing education for members. If you're looking for CE credit hours, view each resource for applicable CE credit information. You may also view our Education and Product Catalog for a complete guide to our available resources.

  • Optometry CE articles. Designed to cover a broad scope of patient issues ranging from patient care, disease treatment, to ophthalmic dispensing.
  • Paraoptometric Skill Builder®. Program that provides online training for new and/or experienced paraoptometric staff. Includes a beginner and intermediate level.
  • Webinar Rewind. This nine part series will assist paraoptometric staff in gaining knowledge of billing and coding. Developed with the beginner in mind, foundational topics are discussed in these one hour presentations.
  • Home Study Education Modules. Available for purchase, these modules cover a variety of topics and are presented in an audio PowerPoint format.

 

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Pre-testing & Equipment

TypeCourse NameCreditsMethod
Article Understanding Corneal Topography 1 PDF
Article Contrast Sensitivity 1 PDF
Article When 20/20 Vision Isn't Good Enough 1 PDF
Article Visual Fields:  The Path Less Taken 1 PDF
Article Color Vision 1 PDF
Article Common Complaints: Facial Pain & Headaches 2 PDF
Article Headache Case History 1 PDF
Article Computer Vision Syndrome 1 PDF
Paraoptometric Skill Builder - Beginner Obtaining Ocular History n/a Online
Paraoptometric Skill Builder - Beginner Routine Pre-Testing Procedures n/a Online
Paraoptometric Skill Builder - Beginner External Examination n/a Online
Paraoptometric Skill Builder - Beginner Ancillary Testing n/a Online
Paraoptometric Skill Builder - Beginner Refractometry n/a Online
Paraoptometric Skill Builder - Beginner Visual Field Testing n/a Online
Paraoptometric Skill Builder - Beginner Instrumentation and Maintaining Equipment n/a Online

Optics/Dispensing

TypeCourse NameCreditsMethod
Article Frame Materials 1 PDF
Article The Dynamic Dispensary 1 PDF
Article Update on Lens Material, Designs & Coatings 1 PDF
Article Optician Math Made Easy 1 PDF
Article Optician's Toolbox 1 PDF
Paraoptometric Skill Builder - Beginner Spectacles n/a Online

Contact Lens

TypeCourse NameCreditsMethod
Article Contact Lenses & Allergies 2 PDF
Article Gas - Permeable Contact Lenses 1 PDF
Article

Treating Dry Eye for Contact Lens Patients' Comfort

and for Practice Growth

1 PDF
Article Fitting Progressive Addition Lenses 1 PDF
Article

Who's a Good Candidate for Contact Lenses,

When to Choose Glasses Over Contact Lenses,

and Who Decides?

1 PDF
Paraoptometric Skill Builder - Beginner Contact Lenses n/a Online

Children's Vision

TypeCourse NameCreditsMethod
Article The Ins & Outs of Pretesting Children 1 PDF
Article Why Can't My Child See Even With Glasses 1 PDF
Article Here's Looking at You Kid 1 PDF
Article The Paraoptometric's Role in InfantSee® 1 PDF

Diseases of the Eye

TypeCourse NameCreditsMethod
Article Glaucoma - The Silent Thief of Sight 1 PDF
Article Cataracts for Beginners 1 PDF
Article The Nut & Bolts of Detecting Glaucoma 1 PDF
Article

Retinal Nerve Fiber Analysis: The Role it

Plays in Assessing Glaucoma

1 PDF
Article Ocular Effects of Diabetes 1 PDF
Article The Dreaded Dry Eye 1 PDF
Article Vitreous Detachments 1 PDF
Article Blepharitis Disease and Its Management 2 PDF

Practice Management

TypeCourse NameCreditsMethod
Article

Anatomy of a Meeting

2 PDF
Article

Emergency Triage - Protect the

Patient & Practice

1 PDF
Article

That Magic Moment When Your Patient

Knows You Care

1 PDF
Article Infection Control in Optometric Practice 1 PDF
Paraoptometric Skill Builder - Beginner Introduction to Paraoptometry n/a Online
Paraoptometric Skill Builder - Beginner Basic Terminology n/a Online
Paraoptometric Skill Builder - Beginner Front Office Procedures n/a Online
Article Building Highly Effective Teams 1 PDF
Article

Management that Empowers Staff Will

Strengthen the Practice

1 PDF
Article Trying to Sell that Second Pair? Think Safety 1 PDF
Article To Buy or Not to Buy 1 PDF
Article The Power of Suggestion 1 PDF
Article Electronic Health Records in Optometry 1 PDF
Article Providing Vision Care for the Alzheimer's Patient 1 PDF
Paraoptometric Skill Builder - Beginner Assisting the Optometrist n/a Online
Paraoptometric Skill Builder - Beginner Patients with Special Needs n/a Online
Article Becoming an Indispensable Employee 1 PDF
Article Recruiting New Hires 1 PDF

Coding Workshop

TypeCourse NameCreditsMethod
Article Basics in Billing & Coding an Eye Exam 1 PDF
Webinar

Webinar Rewind: Billing and Coding,

Foundations for Beginners

9 Online, CD

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for their continued support
of paraoptometrics across the country.