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The following information is provided as lists and links to help you learn more about the OPS and accomplish tasks within the scope of our profession, including identifying supporters of the Society, seeking alternatives for Continuing Education Credits, connecting with other ophthalmic imagers, or building on-line education modules.

An e-learning site for ophthalmic personnel, ACTIONed is a collaboration of six professional organizations which seeks to provide online educational opportunities to increase knowledge, improve skill levels, earn Continuing Education Credits (CECs), and ultimately provide superior patient care.

ACTIONed Partners:

JCAHPO – the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology
The leading professional association for educating and certifying ophthalmic allied health personnel. 

ATPO – the Association of Technical Personnel in Ophthalmology
An association representing medical technical personnel in the field of ophthalmology. 

ASORN – the American Society of Ophthalmic Registered Nurses
An organization representing ophthalmic nurses practicing in clinical, research, and operating room settings.

CSOMP – the Canadian Society of Ophthalmic Medical Personnel
The society that represents all allied health care personnel in ophthalmology working in Canada.

ASOA – the American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators
An organization of ophthalmic administrators that focuses on the business of ophthalmology

OPS Regional Chapters


Alan Frohlichstein, CRA, BS, BFA, FOPS
Morton Grove, IL 
(847) 965-7555

New England

Robert W. Cavicchi, CRA, FOPS
Boston, MA
(617) 264-2778

Bethesda, MD

Denise Cunningham, CRA, MEd, RBP, FOPS          
Bethesda, MD
(301) 594-7065

California, North          

Denice Barsness, CRA, ROUB, FOPS
San Francisco, CA
(415) 600-3937

California, South

Paul Paquette, CRA, COMT, FOPS
Long Beach, CA
(562) 498-3402        

Ophthalmic Organizations

AAO - The American Academy of Ophthalmology
The largest national membership association of Eye MDs, members are medical and osteopathic physicians who provide comprehensive eye care, including medical, surgical and optical care.

ASCRS – The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons

An international educational and scientific organization whose members are ophthalmologists specializing in cataract and refractive surgery.


Sustaining Members

Sustaining Members of the Ophthalmic Photographers Society are corporate sponsors who manufacture or market equipment, supplies or services to the field of Ophthalmic Photography. Companies make an application for Sustaining Membership to the OPS Board of Directors. Applications are reviewed and must be approved by vote of the Board before being accepted.



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