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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Current SCOPA News

You can contact the SCOPA office staff at any time by e-mail – Jackie ( or Anna (, or phone by calling 803-799-6721.

SCOPA’s Spring Meeting has been rescheduled to November 6 – 8, 2020. 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 in August.

All information regarding the 113th Annual Meeting can be found in the above link “2020 Annual Meeting.”

Click here for the optometric program details and speaker bios.
Click here for registration information.
Click here for a printable registration form.

*SCOPA recommends completing the online registration for immediate confirmation and payment since space is limited.

Make sure to Save the Date:

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.

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

Platinum Partner

Gold Partner

Diamond Partner

Silver Partners

Special Thanks To This Year’s Annual Meeting Sponsors

Royalty and In-Kind Sponsors