Leading ophthalmic organizations, representing more than 25,000 Allied Ophthalmic Personnel (AOP), have collaborated to create the EyeCareCE training and assessment Web site. Allied health organizations offer the highest quality continuing education, training, and certification for Allied Ophthalmic Personnel.
Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology, Inc. (JCAHPO)
JCAHPO is the leading professional association for educating and certifying ophthalmic allied health personnel. JCAHPO’s mission is to enhance the quality and availability of ophthalmic patient care by promoting the value of qualified allied health personnel and by providing certification and education. JCAHPO’s educational offerings include numerous regional and national CE programs; an e-learning Web site; publications; Webinars; training tools, including books and CDs; and an interactive computer Learning System®.
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Association of Technical Personnel in Ophthalmology (ATPO)
ATPO's Mission is to provide, expand, and support scientific and educational opportunities for allied health personnel in ophthalmology, and to act as an advocate for its members and the profession.
ATPO represents all allied health personnel in the field of ophthalmology. ATPO encourages certification, offers national and regional continuing education programs, provides networking opportunities and communication with other members, and strives to enhance the image of ophthalmic medical personnel. ATPO also offers salary studies, certification exam preparation, newsletters, and CE credit articles.
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American Society of Ophthalmic Registered Nurses (ASORN)
ASORN has been a leader in ophthalmic education for registered nurses and allied health team members since 1976. ASORN’s mission is to foster excellence in ophthalmic patient care while supporting the ophthalmic team through individual development, education, and evidence based practice. It provides venues for educational enrichment by sponsoring local, regional, and national seminars through the national organization and its local chapters. ASORN’s books and quarterly journal, Insight, offer extended learning activities that also cultivate a mindset to achieve.
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Canadian Society of Ophthalmic Medical Personnel (CSOMP)
The Canadian Society of Ophthalmic Medical Personnel represents all allied health care personnel in ophthalmology working in Canada. The goals of CSOMP are to work in association with the Canadian Medical Association to accredit new ophthalmic programs in Canada, provide continuing education, and maintain a strong membership consisting of all Canadian ophthalmic medical personnel.
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Ophthalmic Photographers' Society (OPS)
The Ophthalmic Photographers' Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to a highly specialized form of medical photography pertaining to the field of ophthalmology. The main objectives of the Society are to provide primary and continuing education in the field of ophthalmic imaging, to set and maintain standards for the profession through a multi-level certification program, and to promote scientific advancement in the technology. The members of the Ophthalmic Photographers' Society perform photography of all structures of the eye using highly specialized equipment. They are eye imaging experts and healthcare professionals who increase the level of care to patients and help to advance the science of ophthalmology.
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International Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (IJCAHPO)
IJCAHPO is a nonprofit organization formed by ophthalmology organizations around the world interested in advancing the development of the eye care team and dedicated to building a viable and sustainable framework for the education and training of ophthalmic medical personnel worldwide. IJCAHPO recognizes and endorses certification by the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO). JCAHPO will award candidates certification through the attainment of verifiable ophthalmic skills and knowledge in order to broaden the qualified global workforce that provides quality patient eye care.
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Contact Lens Society of America (CLSA)
CLSA is a nonprofit society of contact lens technicians professionals dedicated to the education, evolution and promotion and advancement of contact lens technology profession. CLSA offers educational activities fostering the use of contact lens, the scientific research of contact lenses, and the continuous improvement throughout the contact lens fitting industry through the promotion of professional and ethical standards in all phases of contact lens fitting. Membership benefits include access to the on-line learning center, quarterly magazine educational journal, discounts to the annual educational meeting, career advice, industry information and special announcements and events throughout the year.
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