All of us at Uptown Eye Care would like to congratulate our Optical Team Leader, LaRae F. on being chosen as the Paraoptometric of the Year by the Minnesota Optometric Association.
Each year the Minnesota Optometric Association presents this award to a paraoptometric that has made outstanding contributions to the paraoptometric profession.
We think LaRae was the obvious choice for this award. She puts forth much time and effort to lead her team to excellence. She serves as the co-chair of the Minnesota Optometric Association’s Paraoptometric Board and has been a board member for the past 3 years. In this position she has shown dedication to her field by devoting much time and energy to finding skilled speakers and instructors to provide continuing education for all paraoptometrics in Minnesota.
She personally assists her team members to gain the knowledge and skills needed to become highly skilled paraoptometrics and encourages a supportive team atmosphere by setting team goals and rewarding positive results.
It is obvious to all who come in contact with LaRae that her enthusiasm for paraoptometry is a result of her deep concern and compassion for people. She is always willing to go out of her way to ensure others’ needs are accommodated. Her sense of humor and tendency toward the occasional practical joke keeps all of us on our toes and in good spirits.
LaRae was presented with the award at the Awards Banquet following the Annual Fall Meeting of the Minnesota Optometric Association on September 19th. The event was held at the Marriott Minneapolis Northwest in Brooklyn Center.