The Colorado Paraoptometric Section
What is a paraoptometric?
A paraoptometric is anyone who works for or with an optometrist. Examples of paraoptometrics include back room technicians, receptionists, billing clerks, opticians, vision therapists, office managers and contact lens technicians.
What is the Colorado Paraoptometric Section?
The Colorado Paraoptometric Section (CPS) is a membership subsection of the Colorado Optometric Association. Membership is open to any paraoptometric who works for or with a COA optometrist.
The goals of the Colorado Paraoptometric Section are to:
Why be a CPS member?
Being a member of the CPS has many advantages. One of the most important benefits is the continuing education offered to members in the Denver and Colorado Springs regions. Classes are usually held quarterly, and include diverse topics such as optical, contact lenses, low vision and eye health. Emphasis is placed on hands-on topics that are practical and enhance the skills and professionalism of the paraoptometric.
In addition to enhancing professional knowledge, education courses also allow paraoptometrics to meet and network with colleagues. This camaraderie can lead to friendships that enhance professional job satisfaction and provide career opportunities.
CPS members also receive a quarterly newsletter that includes updates on education events and paraoptometric activities.