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The Florida Society of Ophthalmology

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Why Join?

Why Join the Florida Society of Ophthalmology?

When you join the Florida Society of Ophthalmology (FSO), you become a member of a nationally recognized organization that is committed to ensuring high-quality eye health care for all Floridians and protecting the ophthalmology profession. The FSO is the only statewide organization representing Florida ophthalmologists (Eye MDs) and their patients.

The FSO promotes and protects the medical specialty of ophthalmology through actively participating in legislative advocacy, providing continuing medical education, and disseminating responsible information to its members, physicians, and to the citizens of Florida to ensure the delivery of the highest standard of eye care throughout the state of Florida.

The Florida Society of Ophthalmology membership centers on three core principles:

ADVOCACY

The FSO is supported by our leadership and legislative team, which champions the interests of ophthalmologists around the state as they communicate with legislators, regulators, and key staff. While working to maintain the professional standards of ophthalmology in Florida, the FSO’s goal is to protect your patients and your practice.

EDUCATION

The FSO annually hosts the national scientific meeting, the Masters in Ophthalmology. The curriculum features national faculty presenting both general and specialized topics, as well as sessions for the whole office, including technician and office administrator programs and a coding and reimbursement course.

OUTREACH

We actively support efforts to provide eye care to those who need it most. With that in mind, the FSO cultivates cooperative relationships with charitable vision-care organizations and provides a portal for practitioners to locate volunteer opportunities or recruit volunteers for their own humanitarian efforts.

Through the FSO’s charitable arm, the For Eye Care Foundation, Inc., the FSO assists other eye care organizations with community outreach and delivers important public service messages regarding eye care and disease.

The FSO also has Regional Societies throughout the state that allows members to network with colleagues from their own region at regular meetings, informal dinners and CME sessions.