San Diego County Optometric Society is one the largest and strongest local societies in California. Our first CE meeting of 2023 had over 100 in attendance. The energy and excitement of being together again in-person felt like old times. Being a member of our society carries with it several benefits, some of which I have listed below, but the true value of membership is belonging to a community of individuals that care about the future of our profession.
Free/Low cost CEs: The 2-Hour CEs are FREE and the 5-hour CEs are only $90. Meals included.
Free legal advice with COA lawyers: Each month, you have access to some of the best industry lawyers for a 30-minute consultation.
Three-in-one membership: Membership in the SDCOS (San Diego County Optometric Society) automatically grants you membership to both the COA (California Optometric Association) and the AOA (American Optometric Association).
Special Value Registration: COA’s Monterey Fall Symposium and OptoWest.
Access to SDCOS website: www.sdcos.org provides local and state information with an exclusive “member only” section.
Access to more patients: Membership grants you a listing on www.eyehelp.org. This is an Optometrist locator service via a toll-free number and online search that helps the public find a COA member doctor.
Exclusive deals: SDCOS sponsors offer special deals exclusively to SDCOS members.
Legislative and Regulatory Advocacy: COA’s legislative team helps protect your license and enhance your scope of practice.
Dues are tax deductible. Reduced fees are also available for new graduates.