The American Academy of Optometry Foundation is pleased to announce the second of six new programs, Staff Training Fundamentals:  “Your Foundation for Success.”

Optometrists have voiced the need for an online staff training program that provides basic foundational education for employees who are new to the eye care profession. The training modules are aligned in a curriculum intended to be taken during the first two weeks of employment.

This comprehensive training course provides a simple and consistent way to help on-board new staff members into your practice.  The program has sixteen training modules:

Curriculum Overview

  1. Ocular Anatomy (45 mins)
  2. Ocular Disease Basics (25 mins)
  3. Dry Eye & Ocular Health (40 mins)
  4. Lensometry (20 mins)
  5. Lens Types (30 mins)
  6. Lens Materials (20 mins)
  7. Frame Styles & Materials (15 mins)
  8. Contact Lens Overview (30 mins)
  9. Properties of Contact Lenses (15 mins)
  10. Basics of Refractive Laser Surgery (20 mins)
  11. The Cataract Patient Journey (15 mins)
  12. Front Desk Basics (20 mins)
  13. Telephone Etiquette (30 mins)
  14. New Dispenser Quick Start (30 mins)
  15. Records & Compliance (20 mins)
  16. Healthcare Compliance Laws (25 mins)

Staff Training Fundamentals is provided FREE to Academy members and their designated staff. 

New staff members who complete all of the training modules will build their confidence more quickly and become an even greater asset to your team. Upon completion of the course, each staff member will receive a Certificate of Completion.

The American Academy of Optometry Foundation deeply appreciates the contribution of curriculum content by Alcon, Essilor and Practice Compliance Solutions, and an education grant from CooperVision. These companies have helped to make the Staff Training Fundamentals course available for you.

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