Welcome to the OPS blog! This blog is one way we hope to build community in the OPS and hopefully introduce ourselves to others in the ophthalmology world. The OPS blog will have more frequent and less formal communications when compared to the new OPS member forum, or the current OPS Newsletter and Journal of Ophthalmic Photography. It will allow many authors to write short entries (with pictures!) on a regular basis. Topics will introduce you to OPS services, show you a "behind the scenes” view of the OPS, and explain "how to” do things related to the OPS. And it will enhance the OPS website’s content on topics not only about the OPS, but also about ophthalmic imaging and our profession.
This blog will be searchable with hyperlinks allowing you to quickly access related blog topics.You will also be able to write comments that connect to each blog posting. Go ahead and try it! Just click on "comment on this post” at the bottom of this page, type something in the box under "Post Your Comment” and click Submit. Have you done it yet? It’s right down there!
This blog was made possible by The Professional Development Committee (PDC). The PDC is responsible for connecting with current OPS members and reaching out to potential OPS members via social media campaigns. The blog is one way we hope to keep the OPS community connected and hopefully introduce others in the ophthalmology world to us.
Pictured above: PDC discussion at the annual meeting in Orlando about the very topics that brought this blog to fruition! Photo credit: Beth Ann Benetz, CRA, FOPS.
While the PDC is administrating this blog, we welcome authors, that is bloggers…outside of the PDC to contribute articles as well. To submit an idea for a blog entry or even write one yourself, please contact the blog editor, Rachel Hollar, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alexis and Sarah
About the authors: Sarah Moyer joined UNC's staff as the Director of Ophthalmic Imaging in 2006. Prior to working at UNC, Sarah worked as an Ophthalmic Photographer at Columbia University in New York City and earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Biomedical Photographic Communications at the Rochester Institute of Technology. In 2007, Sarah was elected to the Board of Education for the Ophthalmic Photographers' Society.In 2011, Sarah was appointed co-chair of the PDC.
Alexis Smith is an ophthalmic imaging specialist at Kellogg Eye Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She currently serves on the Board of Certification for the OPS and is co-chair of the PDC. In 2010 she earned her bachelor’s degree in anthropology and is currently working on a Master of Public Health at the University of Michigan.