Optical Boot Camp for Para Professionals

The MOA is proud to offer the Optical Boot Camp for Paras / Opticians!

This fun and interactive session, an essential for beginning dispensers, will provide every level of optical personnel with all of the skills and information they need to successfully assist patients in an optometric practice. This course is a comprehensive program that includes information about lenses, frames and measurements, physiology and practical optics. It focuses on the basic skill sets and optical information needed to get those relatively new and longtime employees in optical up and running and delivering quality patient care and guidance in product selection. Reduce the risk of sub-standard patient care by registering employees! 

This course assists with preparation for CPOA and ABOC testing. Courses are AOA and CPC approved. 

The Optical Boot Camp is taught by Jerry Ann Himes, FANO, ABOM, NCLE. 


When: February 26, 2022

Where: Embassy Suites by Hilton Jackson North Ridgeland 


When: Saturday, March 26 

Where: Courtyard by Marriot, 1600 Beach Blvd., Gulfport, MS 

Details: $210 per person, includes lunch, continuing education hours, refreshments, book of handouts and completion certificate. *$10 discount if paid by check/cash. Registration must be received by January 5th for the January event. Call the MOA office after January 5th to register. Registration for the February event must be received by February 16th. Call the MOA office after February 16th to register for the February event. 


Click here to register for Feb. event!

Click here to register for March event!