Singapore Optometric Association
Singapore Optometric Association (SOA) membership programme is an initiative of the Singapore Optometric Association to provide a platform where individuals can enhance and improve their journey.
Ordinary Members shall be:
Membership of the Association shall be open to all persons engaged in the practice of Optometry, and who are of good character and repute, and who possess a recognizable qualification in the practice of Optometry acceptable to the Education Committee of the Association.
New members who provide evidence of having obtained a recognizable qualification, recognized by the Council.
Any person of the Optometry profession, of the Medical profession, scientific worker and prominent lay citizens, who take a special interest in the furtherance of the objects of the Association and in the advancement of Optometry practice.
Honorary Members may attend meetings and participate in their proceedings, but do not have the right to vote or hold office.
Ordinary Members shall have all rights and privileges of membership, including the right to attend meetings and participate in their proceedings, the right to vote or to hold office.
Associate Members shall have limited rights and privileges of membership, including the right to attend meetings and participate in their proceedings, but not the right to vote or to hold office.
CPE Affiliate Member
An Optician who is registered under the current legislation and is not undertaking a recognized course in optometry, is eligible to apply for this category of membership.
Has the same priority as Ordinary and Associate members for Continuing Professional Education programs organized by the Association.
CPE Affiliate members may attend meetings (as observer), but do not have the right to vote or hold office.
CPE Affiliate members are not covered under professional indemnity insurance by the Association.
CPE Affiliate members are not allowed to list their affiliation with the Association in any form, not limited to hardcopy or digital form.
Is open to any existing Ordinary Member, or new member that qualifies to be an Ordinary Member.
Has the same rights and privileges as Ordinary Members for the first 3 years of Life Membership.
From the 4th year of Life Membership, to opt in for Professional Indemnity insurance and optional privileges of membership.
From the 4th year of Life Membership, to pay for Professional Indemnity insurance and optional privileges of membership on a yearly basis if he/she chose to opt in.
May attend meetings and have the right to vote or hold office.
Every application for membership shall be made in writing, proposed and seconded by ordinary members, and shall contain evidence of recognizable qualifications, and a description of experiences in practice in Singapore, if any. Any person found to have made false applications will be barred from future membership.
All applications for Ordinary Membership shall be accompanied by the relevant membership fee.
The rights and privileges of each member shall be personal to himself; they shall not be transferable by his own action or by the operation of Law and no member shall be entitled to exercise any of his rights and privileges of a member unless all moneys due by him to the Association have been paid.
False Declaration: Any member who acts as proposer or seconder to any membership application that has proven to contain false information, shall be defaulted for a minimum of one year of his membership rights and privileges at the discretion of the Council.
(34th AGM on 16/8/2011)
Any member joining during the course of a year shall pay the full subscription for that year. Applicants are to provide a passport size photograph attached to the application form.
1. Cheque by mail with form
2. iBank to UOB account 101-319-503-5 and record bank transfer reference number
3. PayNow to UEN number S78SS0004E and record paynow reference number