Apply for OSSA Membership

OSSA Membership Benefits:

  • Discounted Registration fees to attend the Annual OSSA Congress
  • Free online SMS service for patient communications – OSSA website
  • Access to the American Academy of Ophthalmology ONE Network - a repository of journals, CPD activities and other updates made available through OSSA's affiliation to the Internaitonal Council of Ophthalmology
  • Online Access to the South African Ophthalmology Journal through links provided in the member area of the OSSA Website
  • Online access to various clinical policy documents published by clinical subs-speciality societies as well as policy positions and guidance generated by OSSA
  • Participation, through comments, in policy issues affecting the profession and the specialisation
  • Monthly OSSA Newsletter

​​​​​​​Limited and Full Private practice membership also opens up:

  • Industry and discipline related communications to keep you updated on important developments which may impact your practice
  • Reduced rates for ABSA credit card terminals in your practice
  • Access to a support centre for Medical Scheme complaints and queries.  HealthMan escalates inappropriately short-paid claims, authorisation declines and other matters with all Medical Schemes. You’re queries should be sent to info@omgltd.co.za
  • Access to the OMG Eye Registry
  • SAPPF (The South African Private Practitioners Forum) membership
  • Access to legally sound POPI Act documentation courtesy of SAPPF
  • Assistance with coding queries and Medical Scheme rejections of codes, as well as queries about code combinations under certain instances

 - Please complete the electronic form below in full and submit it through the OSSA office.

If you have any queries or concerns, please contact the OSSA office - info@ossa.co.za.

Membership Categories

1.1 Full Members

1.1.1 Full Private Practice (OMG Member)

Fees: R2294 (VAT Incl) per month. Membership type includes RWOPS members who have NOT applied for Limited Private Practice Membership

AGM Attendance: Yes

Voting Rights: Yes

Access to One Network: Yes

1.1.2 Limited Private Practice (OMG Member)

Fees: R544 (VAT Incl) per month. Membership type for year 1-3 of private practice and thereafter only available on application for consideration of limited practice by OSSA Exco

AGM Attendance: Yes

Voting Rights: Yes

Access to One Network: Yes

OSSA Congress Discount: Yes

1.1.3 Full Public Service

Fees: R2 149 (VAT Incl) per annum. 

AGM Attendance: Yes

Voting Rights: Yes

Access to One Network: Yes (When Membership is paid up)

OSSA Congress Discount: Yes

2.1 Foreign Members

Fees: R444 (VAT Incl) per annum

AGM Attendance: No

Voting Rights: No

Access to One Network: Yes (When Paid up by April) TBC

OSSA Congress Discount: No

2.2 Medical Associate

2.2.1 SA Ophthalmologist Practicing in Foreign Country

Fees: R444 (VAT Incl) per annum

AGM Attendance: Yes

Voting Rights: No

Access to One Network: Yes (When Paid up by April)

OSSA Congress Discount: Yes/No

2.2.2 Ophthalmological Registrar

Fees: None

AGM Attendance: Yes

Voting Rights: No

Access to One Network: Yes

OSSA Congress Discount: Yes

2.2.3 Special Interest GPs and Medical Officers

Fees: R444 (VAT Incl) per annum

AGM Attendance: On Invitation Only

Voting Rights: No

Access to One Network: Yes (When Paid up by April)

OSSA Congress Discount: Yes

2.3 Non-Medical Associate

2.3.1 Other Registered Non-medical Healthcare Provider

Fees: R0 (VAT Incl) per annum

AGM Attendance: No

Voting Rights: No

Access to One Network: No

OSSA Congress Discount: Yes (when discount offered)

3.1 Honorary Member

Fees: None

AGM Attendance: On Invitation 

Voting Rights: No

Access to One Network: No

OSSA Congress Discount: Yes

3.2 Honorary Life Member

Fees: None

AGM Attendance: Yes

Voting Rights: No

Access to One Network: Yes

OSSA Congress Discount: Yes

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