OEPF Clinical Associates Program

The information below outlines many of the tangible benefits of joining our community of Clinical Associates. (Note a Clinical Associate is an optometrist).

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 and Clinical Associate Therapists.

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 to 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!

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 therapists to participate in our courses at a reduced rate.

– 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 Dashboard 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. Remember: always sign into your CA rewards login page on the website (top right corner of the website). When signed in, all discounts will automatically be applied to every order and course registration, no coupon codes needed.

A sample of current CA rewards:

  • 10% discount on all CE courses
  • 10% discount on all OEPF products
  • Priority registration to clinical curriculum courses, regional clinical seminars, etc.
  • Priority access to OVP articles before publication
  • Free online access to a compilation of historic OEPF publications and archives
  • Free online books
  • Individual doctor info with practice information listed as mini website
  • Free marketing assistance with Google AdWords for your listing
  • Map directory listing (only for CA’s)
  • Free job postings
  • Free marketplace postings

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