Interested in becoming a member of the South Carolina Optometric Physicians Association (SCOPA) and the American Optometric Association (AOA)?

More than ever before, South Carolina optometrists have a clear vision of the future of eyecare.

We are leading in developing changes in eyecare and in the prevention of blindness. Striving to provide the most advanced and highest-quality eyecare to our patients, we pledge to maintain excellence in caring for South Carolina citizens and protecting their visual welfare.

Many of your South Carolina neighbors have discovered that their optometrist is a key part of the healthcare provider team. Times have changed in eyecare in South Carolina, where optometrists consistently prove their effectiveness as primary eyecare doctors.

Become part of the future in South Carolina. South Carolina optometrists are prepared to provide high-quality eyecare.

Today, optometrists – more than ever before – are South Carolina’s primary eyecare providers. The future has arrived.

5 Reasons to be a SCOPA/AOA member

SCOPA/AOA members speak your language, share a common bond, and a loyalty to the optometric profession. When you’re an association member, you’re part of our family – the family of optometry. Here are five more reasons ODs choose to be SCOPA/AOA members:


The AOA and it’s affiliate associations are the only organizations that advocate for optometry at the federal and state levels, while educating the public on the importance of regular eye care as a vital part of overall health. Association membership is critical to optometry’s advocacy strength.

Career Advancement

As a SCOPA/AOA member, you have all the resources needed to enter and grow a successful practice.

Professional Growth

For more than 100 years, the SCOPA and the AOA have provided optometrists with innovative tools, resources, information and training, including continuing education (CE) discounts.


Captialize on the common bond. As a member of “Optometry’s family” you have instant access to an extraordinary pool of professional expertise.

Volunteer Opportunities

Membership means the opportunity to positively impact your world.

For a complete list of member benefits, visit AOA’s Member Benefits

Become a member of the South Carolina Optometric Physicians Association and you'll automatically be an AOA member.