Become a Clinical Associate

Clinical Associate Enrollment process
Welcome to our Clinical Associates page!

The information below outlines many of the tangible benefits of joining our community of Clinical Associates. The Optometric Extension Program Foundation (OEPF) is not a membership organization, it is a Foundation that thrives thanks to the generous contribution made to it by our family of Clinical Associates.

The role of OEPF is to facilitate interactions and foster innovations involving education, experience, research within a dynamic network of professionals. As a Clinical Associate, you enable us to further this commitment of professional growth and development – for everyone.

Your enrollment in OEPF goes beyond the personal benefits you receive directly. It makes you also part of a global "family" of Clinical Associates (CA), who continue to advance human progress through research and education on vision, the visual process, and optometric clinical care. We work tirelessly to connect you with these colleagues, provide one of a kind continuing education experiences, facilitate access to research within the profession, and overall support the profession! The OEP Foundation has been providing these benefits for over 90 years!

As a Vision Therapy Therapist we have created a special Clinical Associate-Therapist (CA-TH) enrollment tailored to your needs, allowing you to have your personalized access to a rewards page of discounts, free webinars, books and archives.

OEPF thanks to your support uses your donation to:

  • Provide residents with free enrollment during residency.
  • And an additional one-year free enrollment upon graduating.
  • Allow students and residents to attend CE courses either free or for a greatly reduced fee.
  • Continue to be the only publisher for professional books and publications.
  • Sponsor research in our field.
  • Publish for free the Optometry and Visual Performance Journal (OVP)

In return for your support, we offer you rewards like discounted registration at all our education offerings, discount to our products, your practice information listed on our global "Find an Optometrist" page, access to our CA only Community Forum board and much more!

After you choose your enrollment type, you will automatically be taken to the link that gives you access to CA only part of the website and your benefits. You will also receive an email for future log in.