Every fall, the SDCOS Board members plan and host an annual Vendor Appreciation dinner to thank all of our wonderful sponsors. This year, the dinner is being held on Thursday September 10th at the Braille Institute of San Diego. All of our sponsors are invited to join us for fun night of food, drinks, and discussion about ways in which our society and the sponsors can continue to have a mutually beneficial relationship. We are so lucky to have such an extensive variety of sponsors that offer so many great benefits to our membership this year. Not only do they provide generous financial support to our society, but they also extend discounts to members for using their products, they provide resources to help us with building our practices, and they also assist members with both personal and business financial planning. Without our sponsors, many of the SDCOS membership benefits, such as continuing education events would not be possible. Additionally, sponsorship helps to fund our public awareness projects, advocacy efforts, our website, social media, and other SDCOS social events. I encourage you all to take the time to sit down and meet with our sponsors and allow them the opportunity to discuss the ways in which they can personally assist you. It is so important to support the sponsors who are so passionate about supporting our society and profession!
This year we have five companies that committed to being an SDCOS Platinum Sponsor; the highest level of sponsorship. We would like to recognize Empire Optical/Essilor Labs, EyeCarePro, NVISION Eye Centers, VSP Optics Group, and Carl Zeiss Vision/Carl Zeiss Meditech. In addition to our Platinum Sponsors, we have a very large group of fifteen Sustaining Sponsors. These companies include ABB Optical Group, CooperVision, Essilor Lenses, Gordon Weiss Schanzlin Vision Institute, La Jolla LASIK Institute, Marchon, OcuSci, OptoVue, Shamir, Synergeyes, The McGee Group, Vision West, Vistakon, Wells Fargo, and WestPac Wealth Partners. And our final level of sponsorship is our Educational Grants that come from Alcon and Allergan.
Again, we are very grateful to have the support of these companies, which helps SDCOS further our society’s mission and continue to be the strongest society in the state! A huge THANK YOU to our 2015 sponsors!