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The 2013 ATPO Salary Survey looks rosy, until you dig a little deeper

ATPO and JCAHPO have published “The 2013 National Salary & Benefits Report for Ophthalmic Medical Personnel”. This survey is something that these organizations conduct every 2 years.  Each survey is a snapshot of the salary level of a segment of … Continue reading

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Paraoptometrics can get CE credits on

According to the American Optometric Association website,, certified paraoptometrics (CPO), certified paraoptometric assistants (CPOA), and certified paraoptometric technicians (CPOT) can now use up to 9 JCAHPO approved CE credits toward certification and recertification. A total of 18 credits is … Continue reading

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Stargardt’s images using the Optos wide angle retina camera

These striking images of Stargardt’s disease were taken with the Optos wide angle retina camera. The color image was taken at the 100 degree setting. The fluorescein angiography images were taken at the 100 and 200 degree settings. Stargardt’s is … Continue reading

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How to swat a fly.

Let’s use our knowledge of eye anatomy and physiology to improve our fly swatting ability. One look at a fly will tell you that the eye of a fly is not much like ours. First of all, fly eyes take … Continue reading

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There is still time to take the 2013 ATPO salary survey, but hurry.

If you are an ophthalmic assistant, technician, or technologist (certified or not), please take a few minutes to complete an online salary survey that is compiled by ATPO (Association of Technical Personnel in Ophthalmology). This survey is compiled every two … Continue reading

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JCAHPO (finally) converts to new COT exam content areas.

The Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology has at long last converted to the new content areas for the ophthalmic technician certification exam. What does this mean for all you COAs out there? Did the exam get easier … Continue reading

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