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

Current SCOPA News

Make sure to mark your calendar for the upcoming 2018 dates below!

SCOPA Legislator Appreciation Luncheon

February 14, 2018
Palmetto Club in Columbia, SC
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SCOPA Spring Meeting

March 23-25, 2018
Hyatt Regency in Greenville, SC
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111th SCOPA Annual Meeting

August 16-19, 2018
Myrtle Beach Marriott Grande Dunes Resort and Spa

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.

Vision USA

Helps low-income, uninsured people and their families by providing basic eye health and vision care services free of charge.

Optometric Disaster Relief Fund

Offers optometrists financial assistance for damages incurred from natural disasters.

2017 SCOPA Annual Meeting Partners and Sponsors