Jackie Goblirsch receives Paraoptometric of Year Award

MINNEAPOLIS — Jackie Goblirsch was named Paraoptometric of the Year by the Minnesota Optometric Association (MOA) at its annual Fall Meeting recently. She is a paraoptometric with Madelia Optometric and was nominated by Dr. Viktoria Davis, owner of Madelia Eye Care.

She joined Madelia Eye Care of Madelia in January of 2012, she had a great desire to learn and a commitment to excellence. That desire led her to enroll in a two-year online program that she completed on her own time while also working and caring for her son. Upon completion she was certified as a Paraoptometric Technician and has become an invaluable member of the staff.

Goblirsch served as the president of the MOA Paraoptometric Board and has served on the Board for four years. She was an integral part of planning paraoptometric educational courses at MOA conferences, as well as expanding the membership of the para organization. She has volunteered her time with the preschool in Madelia to develop and implement an effective and age-appropriate preschool vision screening program.

Jackie has dedicated herself to her career and the community she works in and has become a valued member of the team and community. She lives in New Ulm.

The Minnesota Optometric Association has over 500-member Doctor of Optometry around the state. The MOA is committed to furthering awareness of optometrists as primary eye care or family eye doctors and to bringing about change that positively impacts the MOA member doctors and their patients.