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

112th SCOPA Annual Meeting

The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort and Spa

August 22 – 25, 2019

OD registration now available!
Click here to register online.

Click here for a printable registration form.

Click here for information on Optometric Program speakers and schedule.

Click here for information on Para/Staff Program speakers and schedule.

Exhibit Hall registration now available!
Click here for a copy of the brochure and registration form.

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.

Special thanks to our 2019 Business Partners

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Special Thanks To This Year’s Annual Meeting Sponsors

Royalty and In-Kind Sponsors