Saturday, February 18, 2012

Life: It's Testing Day

well in about an hour I will be on my way to go take my Paraoptometric Test.  I haven't had to take a big important test in a really long time.  I feel ready though.  I've been in the optical field for 6 years now so many of the items that will be on the test I am already familiar with.  You might be wondering what a Paraoptometric is.

Depending upon experience, paraoptometrics perform a
variety of duties such as front desk procedures, billing and
coding of insurance claims, and patient scheduling. Under the
supervision of their employing optometrist, paraoptometrics may
also perform more clinical duties such as pre-testing patients,
contact lens procedures, and ophthalmic optics and dispensing

Update:  I passed my test!  Wahoo!


  1. Congratulations! I work in the medical field as well, and passing a certification test really makes ya feel good!!

    A few years ago I worked for a huge hospital network as a "clerical float" between four campuses across a twin city type area, and I worked in so many different kinds of clinics--organ transplant, urology, gastroenterology, women's health etc etc. The ophthalmologists' office I spent a few weeks in was definitely a welcome change of pace. Most patients weren't sick and thereby grumpy when they came in like at the other offices! :) And there was a Polish doctor there who always had great stories about working in a free health clinic in Memphis for years, hehe.

  2. Thanks for the congrats. It really does feel good. :)