Member Benefits

 

OSA members and their guests come together every December following the AGM, to enjoy networking opportunities and a catch up with friends within the OSA and across the optical sector.

2020 was obviously a little different due to Covid 19 but a virtual AGM took place on 4 December. We will be announcing the location and date of our 2021 AGM and Christmas lunch – due to took place on 10 December –  soon. We held a fantastic summer members’ event on 23 June in Oxfordshire which we hope will be the first of many.

AGM and Christmas Luncheon contact: [email protected]

Focus Groups and General Meetings

OSA Focus Groups cover Equipment, Frames and Lenses. You can also attend the AGM and twice- yearly General Meetings which provide unparalleled networking and the opportunity to promote and protect the interests of each respective area of manufacturing.

Focus Groups and General Meeting contact: [email protected]

The voice of optics

OSA is proud to be a founder member of the Optical Confederation. This coalition enables OSA as a trade body to influence responses to Government and other consultations, and to ensure that on the big strategic issues for the sector, we are able to help our members more than we could do on our own.

Optical Confederation contact for OSA: [email protected]

Invaluable Updates and Insight

OSA General Meetings have leading industry figures giving presentations and insights into current trends and news.

OSA constantly contact members with any news updates affecting the optical industry. We helped keep members updated during the Covid 19 pandemic. We want to ensure our members are fully aware of legislation and regulation from the UK and Europe so we helped members prepare for MDR which came into effect from 1 January 2021.

We are currently looking into the best way to communicate news and updates to members so look out for a new online OSA newsletter coming soon.

BSI/ISO Standards

OSA members benefit from a 15% discount on BSI optical standards.

For information on how to get your 15% discount please contact [email protected]

OSA Standards Panel meets regularly, sometimes with standards representatives from the other optical bodies. This ensures that new standards that affect our members have expert UK input and are worded clearly and appropriately

The Panel is chaired by OSA Director Andy Sanders

Standards contact: [email protected]

OSA member discounts for events

OSA often negotiate special rates for events and webinars for our membership. Members were entitled to a 20% discount for the healthtech industry’s flagship regulatory event – The ABHI regulatory conference which took place on 25 November.

Annual Christmas Luncheon and AGM

OSA members and their guests come together every December following the AGM, to network and enjoy networking opportunities, and a catch up with friends within the OSA and across the optical sector.

2020 was obviously a little different due to Covid 19 but a virtual AGM took place on 4 December. We will be announcing the location and date of our 2021 Christmas lunch soon. There will also be a summer members’ event in June -watch this space for more details.

AGM and Christmas Luncheon contact: [email protected]

MDR Updates

We have employed a consultant to constantly monitor new developments on the Medical Devices Regulations which came into effect in January 2021. We will continue to provide members with constant updates.

HR Knowledge Base

OSA members can register to get access to the HR Knowledge Base, created by HR Solutions. Your membership benefit also includes 3 free calls to the HR Advice Line as well as access to HR Updates, Risk Audits and Webinars.

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CET Provider

Members will be able to acquire their CET points through the OSA. We are also currently working on building an educational platform and portfolio from which our members can work content into various events.

Member Benefits

Management and Leadership Course – This Level 5 course is offered at a discounted rate and provides a diploma from the Chartered Management Institute.

Please contact [email protected] for details.

Rewards

In conjunction with ABDO, OSA can offer a variety of services at a reduced rate.

OSA members will be able to access the online version of Dispensing Optics every month for FREE. Click Here

Health Assured Employee Assistance Programme

All staff of OSA member companies can access Health Assured’s EAP. The EAP is designed to help anyone deal with personal and professional problems that could be affecting home or work life, heath or general wellbeing. You can also download the Health Advantage App with full details here

If you need the employer code/password please contact [email protected].

OSA had direct representation at the MHRA

We are therefore not only able to influence the future but are also at the forefront of the latest UK Healthcare regulatory process which can provide excellent competitive advantage.

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