ZOA Membership 

Member benefits

ZOA membership is an investment in your future. Join a family of colleagues that shares a common bond and loyalty to the optometric profession, connect and build new relationships and share professional expertise. Join the fight for your profession as we are stronger collectively than any one of us is alone. Join a community that provides continuing professional development the next generation of optometry is about innovation, adaptation and speed of change. Join today and benefit for life, make a difference in your neighbourhoods and beyond.

Why Join?

Members have the right to display a current membership certificate which means the public, patients and other health care professionals recognise your membership and professional status. This shows your commitment to maintaining the highest clinical and ethical standards, delivering the best service and care to your patients, and continually developing your knowledge, skills and understanding.

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Advisory committee

Alliances

Clinical guidelines

Code of ethics

Compulsory continued professional development

International recognition

Newsletter

Network of expertise

Regional activities and services

Skills development

Member Categories

Full member

Senior member 60+

Student Optometrist

CPD

The ZOA holds conferences and CPD lectures during the year to assist members in obtain nessesary points you may also join one of the various committees. Below is an extract from the Pharmacist council of Zimbabwe CPD policy.

CPD requirements: All registered members of the PCZ, including those on the provisional register and those restricted to work in designated health institutions, should accumulate at least 60 continuous professional development points in a membership year which is currently from 1 January to 31 December of each year.

Exemptions from CPD Requirements: The following categories of registered persons are exempted from accumulating the mandatory baseline target of CPD points:

•Registered practitioners who become Members of Parliament, Ministers and Permanent Secretaries

• Retired members who are no longer in active practice.

Non compliance : Where a registered person has not complied with the CPD requirements, the practitioner, before being issued with a new practising certificate shall;

• Pay a fine at a prescribed rate for each of the outstanding points and,

• Accrue the outstanding points in a manner prescribed by the Registrar