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About the PPA



What is a Paraoptometric?

Paraoptometrics work with doctors of optometry to perform the routine and technical tasks in the optometric office. They may be trained on the job or at a formal education program. 

As a paraoptometric, you hold more than just a job. You play a valuable role in the optometrist's office - in the care of each patient entering your office or clinic. You can, and should, make a contribution to the paraoptometric field with your knowledge and abilities. PPA provides you with the opportunity to learn and grow.

 

About the PPA

The Pennsylvania Paraoptometric Association (PPA) was established in 1978 and is chartered by the Pennsylvania Optometric Association (POA), it is the state association serving the needs of all Pennsylvania's optometric technicians and assistants.

The purpose of the Pennsylvania Paraoptometric Association is to advance the availability of quality eye care to the citizens of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania by elevating the standard of paraoptometric education and directing public opinion in regard to the importance and value of optometric care, by fostering the communication and interchange of ideas among paraoptometrics and others of allied skills in the vision care field, by affiliating into one organization all eligible local paraoptometric societies in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and by serving as a resource for all matters pertinent to its members.

 

PPA Mission Statement

The Pennsylvania Paraoptometric Association (PPA), chartered by the Pennsylvania Optometric Association (POA), is comprised of paraoptometrics or other members of the ophthalmic community who are interested in promoting the health care team concept.

The purpose of the Pennsylvania Paraoptometric Association is to advance the availability of quality eye care to the citizens of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania by elevating the standard of paraoptometric education and directing public opinion in regard to the importance and value of optometric care, by fostering the communication and interchange of ideas among paraoptometrics and others of allied skills in the vision care field, by affiliating into one organization all eligible local paraoptometric societies in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and by serving as a resource for all matters pertinent to its members.