Optical Staff Training- Continuing Education Sources

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Other resources to help train your staff- some are free, some charge, either way- well trained staff are essential to the financial health of your optical office. Another EyeBit- Staff training helps retain employee’s. The average cost of losing an optical staff is about 30% of the employee salary! Employees have a clear purpose and are more secure in their jobs, and as a result are happier, more satisfied and confident with optical patients if they are trained. So please don’t let optical staff training fall to the side  when times get tough, because a well trained staff member is your #1 defense in a slow economy.

Listed below are several other sources of online Optical Staff Training:

Jumpstart -Jumpstart is an optical training solution and provides professional practices with a consistent long term program. Sponsored by Global Optics, this interactive CD-ROM training series is exclusively available from your independent Global member laboratory.

Quantum Optical Quantum Optical offers a “one-stop” resource for all training and continuing education needs with live and online CE courses for optical professionals, and corporate services for vendors, labs and associations.

Optical Training Optical Training Institute is a national provider of exam preparation and continuing education for opticians and ophthalmic medical personnel. Since 1988 it has helped thousands of opticians prepare for and pass the important National and State certifying exams in opticianry and obtain their professional credentials. It publishes the Exam Preparation Home Study Courses for Spectacle and Contact Lens Dispensers, as well as continuing education credits for certified opticians which are available through the mail and the Internet. It sponsors seminars providing continuing education credits for licensed opticians in numerous states including Washington, California, Texas, Arizona, Georgia, North Carolina, Florida, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Massachusetts, Vermont and Rhode Island. Its courses have been approved for continuing education credits by the American Board of Opticianry (ABO), the National Contact Lens Examiners (NCLE) and the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO).

ParaOptometric Training American Optometric Association(AOA)  Free-The OPT-N program is a skills-focused training format for use by individuals new to paraoptometry. Its intent is to increase the knowledge base for new support staff before they receive on-the-job training from the optometrist, according to the AOA, which said the OD would then be able to increase time with patients and decrease time spent on staff trainin