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Paraoptometric of the Year Award



The Paraoptometric of the Year Award is given annually to the optometric assistant or technician in Pennsylvania who has made the most outstanding and worthwhile contributions to the profession of optometry, paroptometry and the general public.

The awards committee will judge the nominees' performance based on the following criteria:

  • Service to optometry and to paraoptometric associations
  • Public and community service
  • Personal endorsement

Nominees must be members of the Pennsylvania Paraoptometric Association and membership must be in good standing.

Nominations can be submitted by a local paraoptometric society or local optometric society, a POA member optometrist, a PPA member, or by nominee and can be submitted at anytime.

The Paraoptometric of the Year Award is presented annually during the Awards ceremony at our annual Spring Conference. The honoree will receive a plaque, a gift from the Pennsylvania Paraoptometric Association and free registration.

If there is a paraoptometric that came to your mind while reading this letter, please do them the honor of nominating them for the Pennsylvania Paraoptometric of the Year Award. There is no better way to tell them how much you appreciate their dedication to your office, to your patients, and to Paraoptometry.

Download the nomination form.

 

 

The Young Paraoptometric of the Year Award will be given to a Paraoptometric who has been in field for 5 years or less. This award will be given to the professional of paraoptometry who has shown willingness to learn with interest in certification and worthwhile contributions to the professional of optometry, paraoptometry, and the general public.

The Awards committee will judge the nominees' performance based on the following criteria:

Area 1- Service to the profession of paraoptometry

* Office competency-office management, technical, and optical skills

* Certification or working towards certification in paraoptometry

* Attendance/involvement with PPA sponsored education

Area 2- Personal Endorsement

* Overview of why you feel your nominee should be selected Young Paraoptometric of the Year

Rules:

* Employed as a paraoptometric 5 years or less

* Member in good standing of PPA

* Nomination made by a local Paraoptometric Society, Local Optometric Society, PPA Member or POA Member or by nominee

* Nomination submitted to POY Committee Chair

* Submitted on this form

* May be resubmitted in future years

The Young Paraoptometric of the Year is presented annually during the Awards ceremony at our annual Spring Conference. The honoree will receive a plaque, a gift from the Paraoptometric Association and free registration.

If there is a paraoptometric that came to your mind while reading this letter, please do them the honor of nominating them for the Young Paraoptometric of the Year. There is no better way to tell them how much you appreciate their dedication to your office, to your patients and to Paraoptometry.

Download the nomination form.


SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS APRIL 1, 2017

Please send nomination form to:

Cindy Whitman, CPO

20 Main Street

Bradford, PA 16701

(814) 368-7090

Fax: (814) 368-5855

cwhitman@atlanticbb.net