About Us

The San Diego County Optometric Society (SDCOS) exists to serve the needs of Optometrists and their patients in San Diego County and outlying areas.

The SDCOS is over 250 members strong. Our members practice throughout the county in all modes of practice including private, group, clinic/HMO, federal/military, and educator/faculty.

In 2020, SDCOS will continue to offer it’s members six 2-hour CE’s and three 5-hour CE’s as part of SDCOS’s commitment to helping it’s members fulfill their CE requirements through its local meetings with the support of the Society’s sponsors.

SDCOS members are involved in community projects, networking, education, and camaraderie. Being a member of the SDCOS allows you to also receive membership benefits with the California Optometric Association (COA) and the American Optometric Association (AOA). Member benefits include continuing education, legal, financial and insurance programs. It also promotes access to the public by listing all COA members in the toll-free telephone and online Find An Eye Doc locator service. COA advocates for the inclusion of Optometry in managed care programs and for a position in the health system. The COA fights in the California legislature to protect your license to practice Optometry and to enhance the scope of practice.