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50th Anniversary of the Ophthalmic Photographers' Society
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The Ophthalmic Photographers' Society is Celebrating 50 Years of Imaging Excellence! In 1969, Johnny Justice Jr. and some like-minded colleagues had a dream of starting a professional society for ophthalmic photographers, and they did.  Since those early days, the Society has grown, prospered, strengthened, and evolved into the vibrant organization that we know today. This quote from one of our Founding Members in 1978 still resonates today as we celebrate this significant milestone in the history of our profession:

“It is inevitable that, at such a moment as this, we should pause in retrospect, to recall that day in the spring of 1969, when Johnny Justice Jr. approached a group of photographers who were attending the ARVO meeting in Sarasota, Florida, and discussed the feasibility of a new society. It is also natural for us to reminisce about the "early days" of the OPS, and to wonder about the future.”

Don Wong, RBP, FOPS in the inaugural issue of the JOP in 1978 

50th Anniversary Album

Five decades of images selected from the OPS Photo Archives. Even if you don't recognize all the individuals depicted, the camaraderie, teamwork, and passion for a shared profession all shine through in these photographs. Thanks to the many contributing photographers and the OPS Historical Committee for cataloging and archiving these images. Enjoy!

50th Anniversary Photo Gallery  

History of the OPS

Selected articles from the Journal of Ophthalmic Photography that chronicle the history of the OPS.

Inaugural Issue Editorial, Wong D. 10/1978 Vol 1:1 p.2

The Ophthalmic Photographers' Society: A Biographical Sketch, Justice JJ Jr. 10/1978 Vol 1:1 p.5

The First 25 Years of the OPS: A Presidential Perspective, Saine PJ. 10/1994 Vol 16:2 p.54

A Historical Review of Women in the OPS, Barsness DA. 10/1994 Vol 16:2 p.67

A Brief Historical Review of Certification within the Ophthalmic Photographers' Society, Martonyi CL, Tomer TL, Wong D. 10/1994 Vol 16:2 p.60

Snapshots in Time: Demographic surveys from the past

Results of the Ophthalmic Photographers' Society's 25th Anniversary Professional Survey, Merin LM 10/1994 Vol 16:2 p 74

What Does Today's Ophthalmic Photographer Do?, Benetz BA, Bennett TJ, Tomer TL. Fall/2005 Vol 27:2 p. 85

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