About ATPO

ATPO’s mission is to support the exceptional delivery of physician-led patient care through education, training, career development, and advocacy for allied ophthalmic professionals.

What is ATPO

  • The professional membership organization of Allied Ophthalmic Personnel (AOP)
  • An organization of high standards and professional ethics
  • Dedicated to quality vision care under the direction of an ophthalmologist

ATPO's Goals

  • Advocate for the profession
  • Set standards and encourage certification
  • Offer continuing education
  • Discuss issues confronting the profession
  • Provide national and international channels of communication among members
  • Enhance the image of Allied Ophthalmic Personnel

A Tradition of Ophthalmic Representation
Since 1972, ATPO and its members have dedicated themselves to the success of Allied Ophthalmic Personnel. ATPO represents a diverse group of AOP, including (but not limited to) ophthalmic assistants, technicians, technologists, surgical and keratorefractive techs, photographers, nurses, and orthoptists.

Organizational Affiliates

ICA - International Council of Accreditation
COPS - Cleveland Ophthalmic Personnel Society
MOPS - Michigan Ophthalmic Personnel Society

Local Chapter
KY Association of Technical Personnel in Ophthalmology (KATPO)
Website: www.katpo.org
Established in 1994 - First Chapter of ATPO
KATPO