Thursday, 22 April 2021

The Foundation Fighting Blindness Offers Tools and Resources for You and Your Patients

The Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB) drives research to prevent, treat, and cure people affected by retinitis pigmentosa, macular degeneration, Usher syndrome, and the entire spectrum of retinal degenerative diseases. Learn more here: https://www.fightingblindness.org/

Saturday, 27 February 2021

New Ophthalmic Surgical Assistant (OSA) Program to Launch at FFTCC

Fayetteville Technical Community College recently announced plans to offer a new certificate program, designed for Certified Ophthalmic Assistants (COAs) and Certified Ophthalmic Technicians (COTs) to gain the skills needed for the Ophthalmic Surgical Assistant (OSA).

The need to develop OSAs is now nationally recognized, and ophthalmologists agree that their range of training could assist the mechanical and technical aspects of ophthalmic surgery.

Tuesday, 01 December 2020

Each One Reach One

2020 was not the year that any of us expected. As allied ophthalmic professionals (AOP), we were geared up, for “our” year. Instead, 2020 presented unrivaled health, economic, and social trials, each fraught with uncertainty.

One of the few things that has become clearer over the course of 2020, is that ATPO members are a true community. Amidst the disruptive changes and ongoing challenges, we are fortunate to be able to turn to trusted peers for support and guidance. Thank you ATPO members for commiserating, empathizing, and strategizing—and for lifting each other up over the course of this year! So, instead of celebrating “eye care,” this holiday season, let’s celebrate how much ATPO members care for one another—and let’s invite more members to join!

Friday, 06 November 2020

Leading Ophthalmologists to Serve as ATPO Medical Directors

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Stephen S. Lane, Dr. Andrew G. Lee, and Dr. Michael N. Wiggins have agreed to serve as Medical Directors for ATPO. The Medical Directors will serve as advisors for ATPO educational committees and ophthalmic publications, as well as for special projects that support the work of ATPO. Please join us in welcoming this extraordinary group of ophthalmologists to the mission of ATPO, to educate and train AOP. Be watching for more information about these gentlemen in the December Monthly Memo.