Para

Minnesota Paraoptometric Association
Paraoptometrics are allied health professionals, who assist optometrists in providing their highest level of vision care to patients. Front office procedures, chair-side assisting, pre-testing, contact lens instruction, frame styling and fitting, and vision therapy are just a few of the many duties paras perform while working directly with an optometrist. Together with the optometrist, paras play a valuable role in providing quality eye care to each and every patient who enters the office or clinic. MOA Para membership offers recognition, education, involvement, networking, and volunteer opportunities for paras and optometric staff. Membership opens the door to personal growth and professional development and the benefits prepare members for tomorrow's career challenges.

Our Mission:

· To Promote a team concept between the optometric professional and the paraoptometric technician to better serve the eye health needs of the public. 

· To promote the continuing education and training of paraoptometrics in order to enhance their role in the primary eyecare team. 

· To create an atmosphere of interest and loyalty among paraoptometrics

Para Commitee:

Sarah Nelson
Sara Nelson, NCLE, CPOT Jackie Hoffman, CPOT Tina Abrams  Nickie Harlow, CPOA, NCLE