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Membership Benefits

Invest in Your Practice Today and for the Future

VSEPS is YOUR voice

In the General Assembly and state regulatory agencies, reimbursement, regulation, and restriction of care issues remain a constant fight. We are committed to representing you as a doctor and a business owner. We build relationships with patients, hospitals, medical institutions, and governmental agencies.

Our Health Plan Relations Committee represents eye care in the myriad of insurance issues. As your liaison with the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Medical Society of Virginia, and other medical organizations, we are your collective voice in the development of policy and programs with the medical community. VSEPS members proudly serve as patient advocates, working tirelessly to protect patient safety and removing the barriers to the public’s direct access to safe, affordable, high quality vision preservation and care

Connect and Get Involved

Join your community of colleagues for knowledge sharing, networking, and collaboration. Your colleagues understand the challenges you face. Enjoy the camaraderie as we work together for solutions.

VSEPS is led by physicians for physicians. Officers volunteer their time in service to you and your profession. There are many ways you can be involved:

  • Attend board meetings
  • Join a committee
  • Be a mentor
  • Take part in professional development opportunities
  • Make crucial connections
  • Be an influencer
  • Share your experiences

Together, we can stand together as a profession to meet the forces that impact medicine today.

Relevant and Convenient Learning

Our website,, provides 24-hour access to helpful information and resources. Content is peer reviewed, for members, by the members. E-newsletters provide timely information on economic, legislative, and practical issues pertaining to medical eye care.

We educate ophthalmologists and their staffs on recent developments in medical coding, reimbursement, and compliance, and practice and risk management. Our Annual Scientific Meeting offers continuing medical education for ophthalmologists and provides opportunities for members to share research.

Supporting Our Future

The VSEPS Education Fund is a charitable foundation that supports research, scholarship, continuing medical education, and professional development for residents, ophthalmologists, and their staff members.

VSEPS also offers discounted rates for students, young ophthalmologists new to practice, and those ophthalmologists serving in active-duty military.

VSEPS offers the Kenneth Tuck Award and the Presidents’ Fund for residents to participate in advocacy training opportunities. VSEPS members get reduced rates for annual conferences and members’ only access to ophthalmic coding courses.

With the OMIC Cooperative Venture Discount, current VSEPS members who attend the annual scientific meeting and the OMIC risk management course at that meeting, receive a 10% discount on their OMIC insurance premiums. (VSEPS dues must be current to qualify).

For most members, the discount more than covers the cost of their annual membership dues.


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