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The Redwood Empire Optometric Society is a community of optometrists dedicated to helping promote the profession and provide its members with many resources and support. Optometry is a legislative profession. As members of the California Optometric Association, we play a key role in forming the direction of eye care. The COA was instrumental in increasing the scope of practice for optometrists to include treating glaucoma as well as removing restrictions on certain procedures.  


In order to protect, preserve, and expand the profession of optometry, we require strength in numbers. That is why we have the California Optometric Association.  Our society is making a call to all optometrists who practice to join together to make a difference in the profession of optometry. 


Benefits of Membership


COA works on your behalf to protect your license to practice in California.  It also represents our interests in the California legislature and the courts.  It advocates for a position in the regulatory and health care systems and for the inclusion in managed care programs. 


COA and REOS together offer quality continuing education programs to meet license requirements.  This can add up to 18 units per year. As a member of REOS, you will get email reminders of upcoming meetings and events.


Additional benefits include subscriptions to the award winning California Optometry magazine and government affairs newsletter, News and Views.  You also get access to member pricing for association sponsored insurance programs and special registration discounts for educational conferences such as OptoWestMonterey Symposium, and AOA's annual congress


Membership and Project Keep


Project Keep is a program designed to encourage new members to become more involved in leadership roles within the society. Project Keep enables each eligible member to benefit from a substantially reduced membership dues schedule. It is also a great way for new graduates to meet local doctors! If you are interested in Project Keep with REOS, please let us know.

Become A Part of REOS Today!


Start by filling out our online form and we will help facilitate your involvement with COA and REOS. 

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