Advocacy

The San Diego County Optometric Society works with the COA to represent the interests of all optometrists in California and the AOA on national issues.

Sign up to be a Key Person at COA Legislative Day April 22, 2020

A Key Person is an SDCOS member volunteer, an OD or student, who educates lawmakers about issues important to optometry. This grassroots work is incredibly powerful, as Legislators really do listen to their constituents. If you are willing to meet with or communicate with your local San Diego legislators by letter, fax, email or phone, please let us know!

To sign up for the annual COA Legislative day to meet with legislators in Sacramento, please click here.

To become part of the AOA Key person Network for federal advocacy, please click here.

Action Centers

We need your help to make our voices heard with active issues and the legislation both in California and Nationally.

For state issues please click here to take action.

Federal Advocacy

Optometry is a legislated profession. The AOA and its affiliates fight for the optometrists’ right to practice and access to patients. Learn about these latest advocacy efforts –  and what we have accomplished with your help.


Past Events

  • COA Legislative Day in April 8, 2019:

In Photo from left to right: Drs. Michelle Biaggi, David Wong, Robert Grazian, Richard Skay, Johann Schlager