State Relations Program

The Paraoptometric Resource Center's (PRC) Paraoptometric State Leaders Program (formerly the State Relations Program) is designed to aid in the development and establishment of state and local paraoptometric associations throughout the country. It may also provide existing associations with ideas for expanding their activities. The program allows for networking opportunities and sharing of "best practices" with other paraoptometric leaders.

Paraoptometric State Leaders Program Offers

Quarterly Conference Calls

Calls take place in the evening and provide opportunities for state leaders, or their representatives, to share ideas, learn more about PRC programs and services, share experiences, and provide paraoptometric resources.

2017 Conference Calls

Contact PRC@aoa.org for call-in details.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - CPC 2017 Education Guidelines
(note date change from 9/5)
Topics:  
How to Create State Education Opportunities

Paraoptometric Recognition Week

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - Strategic Business Meetings Management
Topics:  
Proper Business Meeting Etiquette
Best Practices for Leading a Meeting
Roberts Rules of Order


2018 Conference Calls

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - Networking
Topic:  
Creating valuable relationships among optometrists, state associations, and paraoptometric leadership organizations

Optometry's Meeting®—State Paraoptometric Leaders Meeting—Paraoptometric Idea Exchange

The Paraoptometric State Leaders meet each year at Optometry's Meeting® in June. The meeting provides an opportunity for face-to-face networking with other state leaders. Contact PRC@aoa.org to request information about attending the meeting.

2018 Optometry's Meeting - Denver, Colorado

Friday, June 22, 2018 (TENTATIVE)
Topic:
  Planned functions and networking opportunities