Welcome to the Wisconsin Paraoptometric Association
The Wisconsin Paraoptometric Association is a para-professional group whose main goal is to promote and advance optometry through continuing education and training. Scheduled education is held several times a year with locations varying between one of our two state districts.
As a paraoptometric you hold more than just a job! You hold the unique position of assisting your doctor in performing valuable vision care for your patients, no matter their age. You offer the utmost in assistance to your doctor, as well as the patient. As a paraoptometric, you make a genuine contribution to the profession with your knowledge and abilities. The more you learn to utilize your skills, the greater a contribution you make to the eye care profession, your office and your career.
As the profession grows and an increase in new and advanced technology, your duties will become more demanding. Your continuing education and advancement of your skill set is important and a necessary MUST. The WPA realizes the importance of para certification and is dedicated to providing the resources for each member in reaching this goal.
The WPA is a self-sustaining and supporting organization endorsed by the Wisconsin Optometric Association (WOA). The WOA doctors have sanctioned and encouraged our efforts from the onset. The WPA has a liaison officer representing the organization with the WOA to provide constant and current input.
Active membership in the WPA provides an opportunity to participate in the organization’s activities, develop friendships and further your professional education all while sharing in fellowship with those whom you have so much in common.
We welcome your inquiry and invite you to join us!