Current SCOPA News
Make sure to mark your calendar for the upcoming 2018 dates below!
Information on both events will be e-mailed from the SCOPA office in December.
SCOPA Legislator Appreciation Day
February 6, 2019
SC State House and Palmetto Club
SCOPA Spring Meeting
March 29 – 31, 2019
Westin Poinsett, Greenville, SC
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.