Awards & Recognition

Paraoptometric Recognition Week

September 16-20, 2019 

Paraoptometric Recognition Week is an opportunity to recognize paraoptometrics for the value they contribute to the success of an optometric practice. It is the only formal observance in the nation specifically intended to honor optometric practice staff. Recognition of paraoptometry as a profession hinges on the strength of paraoptometric members and support of doctors of optometry and other health care providers. Paraoptometric Recognition Week is observed annually during the third week of September by the AOA Paraoptometric Resource Center (PRC) and the OAOP. Doctors are encouraged to be creative in planning their recognition of staff. Thank you for supporting and valuing your staff. The Paraoptometric Resource Center is proudly sponsored by Alcon.

Open to all staff of OAOP members. A paraoptometric does not have to hold a certification to be nominated. The winner will receive a plaque and $200 check from the OAOP. The Paraoptometric of the year will be announced every year at the Spring Congress. If you would like to nominate a Paraoptometric for the 2020 Award, please email