Envision Eyecare Medical Assistant Receives Certification

We are happy to share that our very own Vickie Carpenter, Medical Assistant at Envision Eyecare, was recently certified as a Certified Paraoptometric (CPO).

A CPO(TM) is a person who has attained national recognition via certification by demonstrating an understanding of the concepts used in optometric care. Vickie studied hard for several months and passed the examination with flying colors on Friday, November 20th. We congratulate Vickie on her accomplishment, and we hope you will too on your next visit here! 

Vickie had to answer questions related to basic science, clinical principles and procedures, ophthalmic optics and dispensing, and professional issues. Here’s a more detailed breakdown of the knowledge she has proven that she has after receiving this certification: 

CPO Examination Content

Basic Science Anatomy, common eye disorders, terminology, surgery, and basic pharmacology

Clinical Principles and Procedures —Eye examination, refractive status, and contact lenses

Ophthalmic Optics and Dispensing—Ophthalmic prescriptions, ophthalmic lenses, and ophthalmic dispensing

Professional Issues — Eyecare specialists and ancillary personnel and practice management

We are very excited for Vickie and we are certainly proud to have her as part of our Envision Eyecare team!

The graphics and information are courtesy of the American Optometric Association. Learn more about the certification here.