Community Outreach

Part of our mission at the San Diego County Optometric Society is to serve the public through excellence in community service, education, and leadership. Our member doctors participate in many philanthropic events throughout the year. These include volunteering at the various clinic, and health fairs as well as organizing and attending fundraisers for local and national eye care organizations.

Volunteer Opportunities include:


Veteran Affairs

Veterans Administration (VA) is seeking several optometrists to administer evaluations to veterans. VA will train office and staff, offering $225 for a 30-45 minute evaluation. Over 100 veterans are currently on a waiting list. For further information, please visit here.

Monarch School Screening
Contact Robert Meisel OD for more information at

Lion’s Optometric Clinic
1805 Upas St, San Diego, CA 92103
Volunteer OD’s needed for 9:00 am to 1:00 pm shifts throughout the year
Call the clinic 619-298-5273

Glasses Donation:
Doctors interested in donating glasses to the Lions Optometric Vision Clinic (LOVC) please bring them to a
CE meeting or contact the society office at 619-663-8439.

Speakers Bureau:
SDCOS keeps a list of doctors willing to speak in front of groups about various topics and assist in student mentoring. ODs interested in the Speakers Bureau, Student Mentoring, orbLow Vision OD’s, please contact the society office at 619-663-8439