Monday, 20 June 2022

ATPO Monthly Lecture: Sightseeing – A Tour of the Globe

Presenter: Sarah Gill, COT, CTC, OSC
Date: Wednesday, June 22, 2022
Time: 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm ET

This course will take the attendee on a tour of the eye to look at its anatomy and how it all works together to provide sight and learn how disease changes it.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the anatomy of the eye
  2. Understand the process of vision
  3. Improve knowledge of common ocular conditions and how they affect vision
  4. Apply what is learned in the exam lane to improve history taking skills

Wednesday, 15 September 2021

ATPO EyeCAN 2021 to Bring Best Clinical and Administrative Practices into Focus for Allied Ophthalmic Professionals

Frankfort, KY -- The Association of Technical Personnel in Ophthalmology (ATPO) will hold the second annual Eye Career Advancement & Networking (EyeCAN) Conference on October 9-10, 2021 in a virtual format.

EyeCAN is designed for allied ophthalmic professionals (AOP) and will feature clinical, professional, and research courses, as well as opportunities for meaningful networking and peer-to-peer knowledge sharing. In addition to didactic sessions, EyeCAN will also offer interactive workshops and actionable training activities that AOP can put into practice immediately.

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:

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.