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About the PPA

PPA Member Benefits


Membership in PPA offers you a variety of valuable benefits.

*Copy of the PPA's Constitution and By-laws

*Continuing Education

- Joint Congress with PA Optometric Association
- PPA meetings and seminars
- Reduced Congress Registration Fees
- Record of Continuing Education Credit Hours
- PPA meetings and seminars
- Continuing Education Certificates for Members
- Provide a testament to your professional pride
- Show involvement in the educational advancement for profession

*Annual Presentation of PA Paraoptometric of the Year Award

*ParaEyes Newsletter

- Educational or employment opportunities
- Optometric scope of practice updates
- News and educational articles
- Public service announcements

*Personal Growth and Professional Development

*Feeling of Accomplishment and Pride in Your Work and Yourself

*Pennsylvania Paraoptometric Reference Manual

- Available at a Reduced rate for members

Membership Categories and Application

Unlike POA, our dues do not incorporate other areas of our profession. For example, if you join PPA, you are NOT automatically a member of the American Optometric Association, Paraoptometric Section, nor of any Pennsylvania local society.

ACTIVE: Staff members working with, and sponsored by, a member of the Pennsylvania Optometric Association.  $40.00 annually per member

ASSOCIATE: Members shall be associated with, and sponsored by, a member of the Pennsylvania Optometric Association, or the Pennsylvania Paraoptometric Association. $40.00 annually per member

STUDENT: A student must be affiliated with a Credited Optometric Assistant or Technician Program.  $7.00 annually