The Power Of A Collective Force

The Power of OOSS

ooss-about-peopleFor more than thirty years OOSS has grown up with, advocated for and provided critical advocacy, network and educational support for the entire ophthalmic ASC community. As the only professional society addressing the unique interests of this maturing community, OOSS communicates regularly with over 1,000 ophthalmic-only centers and another 500 multispecialty centers with an ophthalmic focus. Of those, more than 500 centers engage regularly with OOSS, supporting advocacy endeavors, contributing industry intelligence, and participating in educational programs. At the heart of OOSS, are our members – our pioneers and our innovators. These people achieve incredible results every day, ensuring exceptional surgical experiences for patients and surgeons alike, and manage profitable enterprises that affordable value.

About Our Association Partners

With such a strong and exclusive focus on the ophthalmic-driven ASC community, major association partners like ASCRS, AAO and the ASC Association have embraced OOSS in advancing a collaborative advocacy agenda. Specialty societies like the American Society of Retina Specialists, and those representing corneal, glaucoma and oculoplastics partner with OOSS in addressing specific areas of mutual interest. AECOS, ACES/SEE, as well as local and regional ophthalmic and ASC related associations, engage with OOSS to share timely information and resources. To learn more click:

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About Our Industry Partners

Our industry partners recognize the critical importance of sharing expertise, products and services with the ophthalmic ASC community and especially those centers that, by their membership in OOSS, demonstrate both prowess and passion as solid business models for the deliver of quality care. Industry partners actively support the advocacy agenda of OOSS while contributing substantial expertise and financial support to educational and industry intelligence endeavors. In exchange, OOSS provides industry partners with measured exposure to members and permission-based access to those most interested in the expertise, products and services they have to offer. The profiles of industry partners vary – from small consulting organizations to mediums-sized manufacturers, distributers and financial services organizations, to multinational corporations offering a wide range of product and services. To learn more click:

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About our Member Centers and Teams

Our member centers and the teams they represent reside primarily in the US and its territories with a small number in Canada and other countries. They come in all business forms from single-owner and practice-aligned centers to free-standing surgical centers to multi-owner, multi-practice facilities. Most are ophthalmic-only, although a growing number of multispecialty centers have joined OOSS. Through surveys, members tell us that they value the advocacy, information, education and intelligence they gain through affiliation with OOSS. They also appreciate the highly personal and virtual qualities of OOSS that enable them to get answers or share input via the website, email or a simple phone call.

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10+ years in operation: 70%

Free standing facilities: 62%

State licensed, Medicare Certified and Accredited: 87%

Ophthalmic surgery only: 85%