The San Diego County Optometric Society is one of the largest and most active societies in the state. Our activities include supporting the political interests of optometrists both locally and on a state level, providing monthly continuing education to our doctors, and giving back to our community with our Monarch School eye exams and the Lions Vision Optometric Clinic. We are able to successfully run all the programs we have available largely due to the support of our generous sponsors. We are one of the few local optometric societies to have a healthy network of sponsors which not only provide financial support, but also extend discounts to members for using their products and provide resources to help with building practices and optometric careers. Additionally, sponsorship helps fund our public awareness projects, advocacy efforts, our website, social media, and other SDCOS social events.
Every fall, the SDCOS Board hosts an annual Vendor Appreciation dinner to thank our fantastic sponsors. This year, the dinner is being held on Thursday, October 13th at the Braille Institute of San Diego. All of our sponsors are invited to join us for a fun night of drinks, dinner, and conversation devoted to continually improving our mutually beneficial relationship. As a member, I encourage you to show how much you appreciate the support of our sponsors by taking the time to sit down with them and allow them the opportunity to discuss ways in which they can personally assist you. It is important to support the sponsors who are so passionate about supporting our society and profession!
We are lucky to have an extensive variety of sponsors and I would like to take a moment to recognize them. Our highest level of sponsorship is the platinum level. The amazing companies who have committed to this level of sponsorship include Empire Optical/Essilor Labs, EyeCarePro, NVISION Eye Centers, VSP Optics Group, and Carl Zeiss Vision/Carl Zeiss Meditech. Our wonderful sustaining sponsors include ABB Optical Group, Alcon, Bausch & Lomb, Comfort Vision, Coopervision, Gordon Schanzlin New Vision Institute, Golden State Web Solutions, Inc, La Jolla LASIK Institute, Marchon, OcuSci, Optovue, PERC, Professional Optical Laboratories, Shamir, Synergeyes, The McGee Group, Vision West, Vistakon, VSP Global, Wells Fargo, and WestPac Wealth Partners. We also greatly appreciate an educational grant from Allergan Eye Care.
Again, I offer a warm thank you to all of our sponsors! I am committed to seeing the relationships our sponsors have with our society and our doctors continue to thrive and grow in the future. Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, the San Diego County Optometric Society can continue to strive and achieve the goal of being the strongest optometric society in California!