March Meeting

The San Mateo Optometric Society is hosting a special free CE lecture/dinner for SMCOS Members ONLY.
Dr. Jeff Machat, MD, from NVISION Eye Center will be speaking on "In Depth Consultations"
CE Credit: 2 hrs

SMCOS members: Free

Kingfish Resturant
201 SOUTH B STREET
San Mateo, CA 94401
Wednesday March 29, 2017 @ 6:30 PM

RSVP by Wednesday, March 22th, 2017


About

Who are we

History

The SMCOS was organized around 1953. At the time, the population of San Mateo County was 235,659. For many years SMCOS had about 20 members. We were small in numbers, but that didn't stop us in the pursuit of advancing our profession.

In the 1950's, we were not able to use any anesthetic eyedrops, so measuring intraocular pressures was difficult. Moreover, the issues facing optometrists had to deal with advertising. Contact lens technology was in its infancy. And most of the early advances in corneal contact lenses were by optometrists. Most ophthalmologists had advised against wearing contact lenses. But there was little awareness of contact lenses by the public. To change that, the PR Counsel of SMCOS recommended and organized a "Contact Lens Queen" contest at the San Mateo County Fair, which was held in 1958 and 1959.

Over half a century later, contact lenses have become an integral aspect of our practices and SMCOS still strives to maintain its original goals as noted in our mission statement.

A special thanks to Dr. Norman Licht for providing the SMCOS historical content. Dr. Licht was the president of SMCOS in 1960 and again in 1972.

Mission

To unite and affiliate into one organization all worthy and qualified optometrists within the jurisdiction of this Society, and in the State of California

To foster growth and diffusion of optometric knowledge among its members.

To educatethe public to a greater realization of the importance and value of optometric science and service.

To promote such legislation as will be in the best interests of the general public, and organized optometry.

To elevate the standards of the optometric profession as a whole.

To watch over the welfare of its members, and prevent insofar as possible, interference therewith.

Events

Updated: 08/16/2016

Annual Xmas Party



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Empower Your Practice - Scleral Lens Workshop


Are you a SMCOS member? This free event is for SMCOS members only, if you are interested in joining or transferring into our society, please submit an application or email us at smcospresident@gmail.com or register at COA


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Summer BBQ/Picnic 2016

Xmas Party 2015

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Samaritan House Clinic

Since 1974, Samaritan House has grown to become San Mateo County’s leading non-profit that brings a new level of hope, dignity, and empowerment to people living in poverty as they fulfill immediate needs and guide people to self reliance. Recognized as a role model in the community, Samaritan House is the largest food distribution agency in the county. Its other free services include shelter and housing assistance; medical and dental clinics; clothes for children; personalized case management and much more. People who come to Samaritan house are welcomed with a smile by friendly, helpful staff, which quickly builds trust and breaks down the stigma associated with being in need. They also discover that Samaritan House takes a holistic approach to poverty that goes beyond food, shelter and clothing. Serving a client is not a single transaction but the start of an on-going relationship to move individuals and families towards self-reliance.


Mission

We mobilize the resources of our community to help those among us who are in need.Our dedicated professional staff and volunteers work together to provide food, access to shelter, healthcare, and a broad range of supportive services.We preserve dignity, promote self sufficiency, and provide hope.


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Our Amazing Team

SMCOS Board Members

Radbert Chin

President

Matthew Wong

President Elect

MinJung Lew

Immediate-Past President

Serena Cox

Secretary

Tammy H. Nguyen

Membership & Young OD Chairperson

Olga Mukha

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Alfred Vong

Speaker Coordinator

Richard Hom

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Clarissa Sin

Continue Education Chair

Nilam Patel Bansal

Sponsor Coordinator

Jen Lin

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Vaughn Huynh

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Elizabeth Cheng

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