The mission of the SCOPA is to preserve, promote and advance the profession of optometry ensuring access to quality eye care in South Carolina.

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 SCOPA Updates

SCOPA is looking forward
to seeing you this year! 
SCOPA Spring Meeting
March 22-24, 2024
The Westin Poinsett
Greenville, SC
Meeting schedule – click here



th Annual Meeting
August 22 – 24, 2024
The Westin Hilton Head 
Island Resort and Spa
*Info to be released by June.

Optometric Physicians

Doctors on the Frontline of Eye and Vision Care

Doctors of optometry (ODs) are the primary health care professionals for the eye. Optometrists examine, diagnose, treat, and manage diseases, injuries, and disorders of the visual system, the eye, and associated structures as well as identify related systemic conditions affecting the eye.

After attending a university or college for their undergraduate education, optometry students concentrate specifically on the structure, function and disorders of the eye for four additional years during their graduate education to earn their doctoral degree. While concentrating on the eye and visual system, optometrists also study general health in courses such as human anatomy, biochemistry and physiology.

Public Health


Comprehensive eye assessment at no cost for infants in their first year of life (between 6 and 12 months). Program designed to ensure that eye and vision care becomes an essential part of infant wellness care to improve a child’s quality of life.

Optometry Cares Foundation

To empower the optometric profession in providing awareness and access to health and vision care for the public.

Optometric Disaster Relief Fund

Offers optometrists financial assistance for damages incurred from natural disasters.

Special thanks to our 2023 Business Partners

Gold Partner

Silver Partners

Bronze Partners

Special thanks to SCOPA’s 2023 Annual Meeting Sponsors:

Royalty and In-Kind Sponsors