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Membership in the Ophthalmic Photographers' Society is open to anyone having an interest in any aspect of photography of the eye and Ophthalmology. Our membership is comprised of photographers, physicians, ophthalmic technical personnel, and scientists.


Ophthalmic Photography at Its Best

The OPS is the premier educational and training organization for ophthalmic imaging, serving photographers, physicians, ophthalmic technical personnel. The OPS is the only organization providing certification in the fields of fundus and OCT imaging. With over 1,100 members from 27 countries, we are the oldest established society in the world dedicated to ophthalmic imaging.

Imaging technology continues to evolve at a rapid pace. The OPS sponsors regional, national, and international educational programs that provide the most comprehensive and diverse training for ophthalmic imagers. A hallmark of the society is its emphasis on education and mentoring imagers learning skills from other imagers. Networking with other imaging professionals leads to new insights and career development.

Education and Certification

Beyond the traditional photographic standards, OPS educational programs specialize in state-of-the-art instruction on new imaging systems and techniques, image interpretation, patient care, and electronic communication. Producing, preserving, and reproducing high quality documentary and diagnostic images requires up-to date expertise, performed by knowledgeable professionals, and OPS educational programs are geared to that end.

Join Today!

Simply complete the online application by clicking on 'Join OPS' - just above the sign-in box on the home page.  Applications will be approved once the appropriate membership fee has been paid.  After submitting the application and payment, you will receive an email confirming your membership.  You will receive the credit card receipt by email.  If you prefer to pay by check, you may click on the membership application link below and print out the application for mailing to the membership office.

Online Membership Application

The annual membership fee of $99.00 includes:

The Journal of Ophthalmic Photography (JOP). Published twice yearly by the OPS, this peer-reviewed journal is dedicated to ophthalmic diagnostic imaging. In addition to the print version of the journal, OPS Members can access the online JOP here when logged in to the OPS website.

Scientific Exhibit Photo Contest.  As a member, you are also eligible to submit images for consideration in the OPS Scientific Exhibit Photo Contest, offering outstanding exposure to the best images produced by our members.  These images are displayed at the annual meetings of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), which is held in conjunction with the American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators (ASOA).

The OPS E-News.  Limited to OPS members, this email News is distributed bi-monthly to inform members of Society news, educational programs, certification and other pertinent announcements from the OPS and our corporate partners.

OPS Member Directory

OPS members can network with other members through the OPS website and the online member directory.


OPS members benefit from reduced Certified Retinal Angiographer (CRA) and Optical Coherence Tomographer-Certified (OCT-C) program application fees, and reduced registration fees for OPS Midyear and Annual Educational Programs, live online webinars, and 'Webinars on Demand' as well as our partnering online educational website, EyeCareCE.

Effective February 1, 2019, all new and renewing members will receive a calendar featuring winning photographs from the OPS Scientific Photo Exhibit and will receive two 'free' webinars each year.  These new benefits are in addition to the current member benefits of a membership certificate and pin and the benefits listed above.  Upon renewal, members will be provided the special access code to take advantage of the two free webinars.  


If you are not an OPS member and would like to join, select the "Join OPS” link located at the upper right hand side of this page (above the gray Sign In box). You will be asked to select a member type, create your Username, and enter your contact information as you would like it to appear in the online directory and submit your payment information. Once the membership fee has been paid, you will receive email notification that your application has been approved.  If you choose not to provide a credit card number at this time, you may print out the membership application (pdf) listed below and mail a check to the OPS Membership Office.

If you are currently an OPS member and would like to renew your membership, sign in to your profile page and select "Membership Info”. You may also make personal contact corrections directly on your profile page. Membership in the OPS is renewed annually from the date the membership is accepted. A renewal notice is emailed to the member 60 days prior to the membership expiration date and may be renewed by signing in to the member’s profile on the OPS website anytime prior to the expiration date.

Student Membership

The OPS also offers a student membership option.  If you are currently enrolled in any post-secondary, college, or degree-based educational program, you may apply for a student membership.  Students are required to submit a copy of a valid student identification card along with their application.   The annual student membership fee is $50 and includes a subscription to the Journal of Ophthalmic Photography, regular email updates from the Society, and discounts on registration fees for educational programs.  A person may only hold a student membership for two consecutive years. 

Sustaining Membership
Sustaining membership is for companies/businesses with products or services associated with ophthalmic photography/imaging.  Applications for Sustaining Membership will be reviewed by the Board of Directors prior to approval.  Benefits for Sustaining members include a membership certificate and pin (only given on initial membership), a subscription to The Journal of Ophthalmic Photography, listing in a special section on the OPS website (under Membership) with a link to the vendor's website, one complimentary set of mailing labels per calendar year, opportunities to provide support for all OPS educational programs (Midyear, Regional, Annual and Webinars), and advertising in The Journal of Ophthalmic Photography.  Sustaining members are non-voting members and may not hold office in the Society.  The annual membership fee is $250.00.

For more information on membership, please contact the OPS Central Office by mail, phone, fax, or e-mail. Barbara S. McCalley Executive Director 1887 West Ranch Road Nixa, MO 65714-8262 USA Phone: 417-725-0181 or 800-403-1677 Fax: 417-724-8450 Email:



Membership Information

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Student Membership Application Form PDF (19.67 KB) Administration 3/6/2017
Membership Application Form PDF (19.2 KB) Administration 3/6/2017
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