It is the mission of KATPO to provide high-quality, reasonably priced continuing education opportunities, to encourage certification and to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas for the ophthalmic medical technicians in and around the Commonwealth of Kentucky.


As a member of KATPO, I have attended every annual meeting for the past 22 years. The meetings are certainly interesting and very educational. I have enjoyed learning a lot about Ophthalmology through the lectures and workshops offered every year!

Felipe Drucker, COT

University of Kentucky Advanced Eye Care

I love the fact we can keep our certification current at a low cost. By being a member you have the opportunity at a reduced rate and also the organization keeps you current on the EYE WORLD! 

Cathy Cropper

Kentucky Eye Institute


KATPO has allowed me the opportunity to listen to and engage with many doctors and other ophthalmic personnel on a wide array of eye-related topics.  I would recommend anyone attend from technicians to patient registration, and apply the knowledge in their daily duties.                   

Tanner Readnower, COA

University of Kentucky Advanced Eye Care

KATPO is a hard working professional organization that allows me to obtain continuing education credits close to home with a top notch meeting full of knowledgeable speakers and informative work shops every year. 

Susan Benge

Kentucky Eye Institute