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A Global Physician-Funded, Physician-Led Business Development Organization Bringing the Benefits of Refractive Surgery to More People by Growing Every Member’s Practice
REFRACTIVE SURGERY ALLIANCE SOCIETY
TOP TEN REASONS TO JOIN
The RSA’s focus is on practice growth. We are not a scientific society but a business development organization. Our initiatives define our scope: Refractive Surgeon Education, Equipment, Patient Outreach, Education and Affordability .
Our innovative meetings deliver practical, useful information for practice growth. RSA Symposium is held each spring. Premier Practice Showcase provides behind-the- scenes in-depth views of top practices. In the fall RSA Vision Forward lets members anticipate future developments in refractive surgery.
The RSA is the only global organization with the expressed mission to bring the benefits of refrac- tive surgery to more people. Our main strategy is collabora- tion . RSA practices experience growth by sharing best prac- tices, ideas, and by working together.
The RSA Forum provides private, immediate communication among members about a broad range of business and clinical topics. Often cited as the best forum for refractive surgeons, access to the RSA Forum brings access to the most influential
The RSA is supported by its members. We do not accept industry funds. This allows us to maintain our independence and allows us to focus on market growth over market share.
refractive surgeons around the world.
THE REFRACTIVE SURGERY ALLIANCE
CROSS GENERATION EXPOSURE
ECONOMIES OF SCALE
The RSA offers cooperative programs for marketing, purchasing, financing, and more. The 2017 RSA Social Media Campaign attracted international participation, led to a huge increase in coordinated, positive messaging about refractive surgery on a global scale, trained a social media coordinator at each practice, and is expanding in 2018.
All RSA members are listed on the RSA website on a variety of pages including links to their biography and their practice website. The large network of links causes these RSA listings to rank high in Google searches.
RSA Membership is $800 USD per year for physicians in practice 5 years or more, $100 per year 5 years or less, and $50 for residents and fellows. Most RSA meetings and events are free to members, providing one of the highest Returns on Investment (ROI) in ophthalmology!
Through the Master of Refractive Surgery program, RSA members access a unique, high-quality educa- tion across “4 Dimensions” – Business & Leadership; Technology & Innovation; Core Competency (the procedures); and Practical Skills. RSA members have preferred access & pricing to these programs, saving thousands of dollars.
The RSA has a vibrant Young RSA Members section that is grow- ing rapidly. All generations benefit from the shared exposure – for job placement, ideas, and marketing insights.
THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT REFRACTIVE SURGERY WILL BECOME PRIMARY CARE FOR REFRACTIVE ERRORS.
THE RSA’S GOAL IS TO MAKE THIS THE TIME.
The Refractive Surgery Alliance Society is founded on the principle that collaboration among refractive surgeons is essential to the growth of refractive surgery. It is a true “alliance” that creates value through shared purpose. Refractive surgery has developed rapidly over the past decades. Current technologies benefit people of all ages and at all stages of refractive development, starting from young adulthood. We can treat nearly all refractive errors, help patients overcome presbyopia, and provide full visual performance after lens surgery. The economics are overwhelmingly positive for patients. Yet less than 5% of candidates have had surgery. We must bring the benefits of refractive surgery to more people. Informed, collaborative physician leadership is needed. Refractive surgery has made tremendous inroads. The safety, functional benefits, occupational fitness, lifestyle, convenience, quality of life and economics of refractive surgery are overwhelming. For the first time in human history, we can now correct a functionally debilitating congenital defect on a mass scale. This is a huge accomplishment. Join Us!
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