- COMMUNICATION: Communicate with successful practitioners who are helping grow our network
- PROFESSIONAL ADVICE: Meet our doctors who can guide your future or offer you a practice opportunity
- JOIN OUR COMMUNITY: Become part of our FaceBook community and share in designing your future
- BE HEARD! Have your ideas heard and become part of all our future!
- DO SOMETHING SPECIAL: If standing behind a counter at a retail optical store, bound by practice limitations, is not fulfilling your dream, Join Us!
STUDENT OR RECENT GRAD QUALIFICATIONS FOR FREE ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP
- Free for optometry students, currently enrolled in an optometric college and actively pursuing their goal of becoming an Optometrist.
- Free for Recent Grads (within first year after graduation, who are not associate, partners or employed by any current NYOIPA affiliated practice. )
- No monthly dues
Financial Benefits And Limits Of Associate Participation:
- Ends one year after graduation
- But may be maintained as an associate membership for just $100 / year
- if maintained yearly, earns INCENTIVE conversion option. (Fees may vary with IPA policy, no notice of change required.)
- Incentive conversion option: may be converted into a full ownership (member), with all its benefits, if the od starts their own practice or joins an existing one for:
- $200 down payment
- $50 / mo (no rebates until $600 (or fee at time of joining) in difference is earned by vcd rebates).
QUALIFICATIONS FOR DOCTORS OVER A YEAR PAST GRADUATION:
- Want more than just the job you landed? Join us to learn from success.
- Available for graduates less than 3 years after receiving your degree.
- $150 / year with no monthly dues:
- May be continued for up to 3 years if membership is continuous
- Qualifies for Incentive Conversion Option!
- May not be renewed if discontinued at any time.