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OSSA and ICSA Summer 2015
OSSA and ICSA Summer Seminars
Continuing Education in your plan? Up to 24 hours of JCAHPO & CPC credits available in San Antonio this summer!
OSSA & ICSA Team Up Again!
Presenting: Lensometry and Keratometry Lecture & Workshop on Saturday May 24, 2014. Accredited for Six (6) JCAHPO and CPC Continuing education for OMT and Paraptometric personnel.
Webinar Through JCAHPO
JCAHPO Continuing Education Program Webinar - Just a few days left to register!
Registration is open
Title: What? I Have an RX Check?
Date: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 7:30 PM CDT
Presenter: Sergina Flaherty, COMT
Level of Course: Intermediate.
Credit: 1 JCAHPO Group A
This course will provide participants with tips and techniques to troubleshoot returning patients who are dissatisfied with their new glasses or prescription. Various scenarios and solutions will be presented.
Describe common complaints or reasons for a patient complaint or dissatisfaction with a new glasses prescription.List tips and techniques in solving glasses prescription problems.
Go to www.jcahpo.org to register
The registration deadline for Webinars will be at 4:00 p.m. CDT on the Monday prior to the live presentation date. A personal email address is required for registration.
An e-mail will be sent to the preferred e-mail address listed in your My Account/Online Service Center profile. This email will contain additional instructions for registering for the Webinar.
If you do not receive an email confirmation within 24 hours of registration, please call our Administrative Services Department at 800.284.3937 ext. 223 or 239.
OSSA and ICSA
This summer of 2013 for the first time ever, Ophthalmic Seminars of San Antonio and I Care San Antonio have teamed up to provide a continuing education program for the San Antonio and surrounding area ophthalmic assistants and optometric assistants. You need not be certified to attend any of these courses.
Ophthalmic Seminars of San Antonio is happy to be a part of this ground breaking event!
Ophthalmic Seminars of San Antonio (OSSA) provide affordable training for allied health personnel in ophthalmology and optometry.
OMT certified by the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO) and paraoptometric assistants and technicians that are certified by the Commission on Paraoptometric Certification (CPC) can obtain continuing education credits when attending seminars offered by OSSA.
OSSA also provide seminars to non-certified personnel who are preparing to take a certification test or certified personnel and non-certified personnel who just want to learn specific techniques that will improve their value to the practice in which they work.
I Care San Antonio, a 501 © (3) non-profit organization, was founded in 1992 by Christians to share the love of Jesus Christ by providing dilated eye exams, refractions and glasses, medical and surgical eye care to the indigent of San Antonio. I Care San Antonio is currently located in a five thousand square foot facility with state of the art equipment located at the Haven for Hope campus. Over 25 doctors volunteer on a regular basis to see 2,000 patients a year from San Antonio and 10 surrounding counties. I Care San Antonio sends two surgical mission teams to Bolivia and Peru each year.
In addition, to helping our low income and homeless families get the much needed eye care, we have also started an ophthalmic assistant training program to better educate the ophthalmic assistants and prepare them for their ophthalmic career and certification exam. This brings up the skill level and education of the ophthalmic personnel that support the doctors at our clinic and in the community. I Care San Antonio provide continuing education programs for the doctors and ophthalmic personnel in our community. Our pilot program currently has 17 students enrolled and is scheduled to apply this year for accreditation from Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology.
Robert Rice, M.D., is the Chief Medical Officer for I Care San Antonio.
Rhonda Mullen-Ullom, COT, FCLSA, is the Clinic Director and Lead Instructor for I Care San Antonio.
Libby Bentley, is the CEO for I Care San Antonio.
Certification....Do You Need It?
There is much debate today in the ophthalmic and paraoptometric community regarding certification. Do we, allied health personnel, need to be certified? We are easily hired into our positions in ophthalmology and optometry offices, without it. Some, if not most, doctors perfer to employ non-certified personnel and train em' themselves. There are many reasons for this, one being, it is less expensive to their bottomline. However, as time goes on, if one is to get promoted, it seems that a lack of certification can hold you back. Most doctors will pay you more, if they see that you are motivated to go that extra step. If not, they may not increase your salary significantly. Certification benefits you, the patient, and your doctor employer. I believe that all allied health personnel should become certified as soon as they are eligible. Credentials are more important than you think. Certification says a lot about you as a person. It says you care enough about your career and role in eyecare to prove you know your stuff! There may come a time when certification will be a requirement to work. So, do it now!
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OSSA "Affordable Training for Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology and Optomerty"
Who Can Get CME At OSSA?
In addition to certifying our seminars by JCAHPO for ophthalmic personnel, OSSA can also provide continuing education credits for the paraoptometric assistant and technician by (CPC) the Commission on Paraoptometric Certification! This is great news!"OSSA: Affordable Training for Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology and Optometry"
Welcome I plan to write about current educational events related to the eyecare professional and topics of interest to ophthalmology and/or optometry technicians.
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