The Association of Technical Personnel in Ophthalmology (ATPO) invites you to become a member of the organization that represents all ophthalmic medical personnel! The success of ATPO is due to the strength and professionalism of its members, who work through ATPO, to meet the demands of their careers as the scope of ophthalmic medical technology expands and changes. ATPO represents all ophthalmic allied health personnel, including ophthalmic assistants, technicians, nurses, photographers, surgical and keratorefractive technologists, orthoptists, and contact lens specialists.

Membership Benefits:
  • Up to 5 FREE Continuing Education credits
  • Viewpoints® Magazine
  • Reduced rates for educational opportunities
  • Professional support and growth opportunities
  • Free Salary & Benefits Report
  • Discounted prices on Certification Review Flash Cards
  • And much more!

  • Many ATPO members and JCAHPO certificants don’t understand the difference between ATPO and JCAHPO. So ATPO has developed a PowerPoint presentation explaining the value of JCAHPO certification and the benefits ATPO membership. This presentation is perfect to use in your workplace setting!  Click here to access the Benefits of ATPO and Value of JCAHPO Certification Presentation.  

    Group Memberships

    In addition to individual memberships, ATPO also offers group memberships at a discounted rate of $10 off the regular individual price. To qualify for a group membership:
  • Enroll three or more members per organization
  • Complete the group application form
  • Each member of the group must also complete a single membership application
  • A single payment for the group is required.

  • Call ATPO 800-482-4858 if you have any questions.  

    Fellow Nomination

    Do you know someone who has demonstrated nationally prominent leadership, influence, and achievement in clinical practice, education, or science? Has the person been an ATPO member for at least 10 years? If the answers are yes and you can document evidence of significant contribution to the profession, then nominate them as the next ATPO Fellow!

    Periodically ATPO confers the honorary award, Fellow, to a deserving individual who has devoted years of extraordinary time and effort to advancing ATPO and the ophthalmic allied health profession. To nominate someone, print and complete the Nomination for ATPO Fellow form  and return it to ATPO. Each February, the ATPO Board of Directors will review the nominations and make the final selection.