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Current SCOPA News
If you need to contact the SCOPA office during this time, please e-mail SCOPA staff – Jackie (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Anna (email@example.com).
SCOPA’s Spring Meeting has been rescheduled to November 6 – 8, 2020.
Please check your e-mail that you used to register for more details. The meeting location (Westin Poinsett in Greenville, SC), schedule and speakers will remain the same. More information will be released following the 113th Annual Meeting.
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SCOPA’s 113th Annual Meeting
August 20 – 23, 2020
The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort and Spa
*OD registration and details will be released in May.
*Exhibitor registration and details will be released towards the end of May.
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.
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.
Helps low-income, uninsured people and their families by providing basic eye health and vision care services free of charge.
Offers optometrists financial assistance for damages incurred from natural disasters.