Christine Yoo, OD
OCOS: Orange County Optometric Society
Dear Orange County Optometric Society,
It is an honor and privilege to serve as your OCOS President for 2022. The past couple of years have been quite different for all of us, and I am thankful to all of our members and sponsors for their adaptability and support. I anticipate more opportunities this year for us to gather in person for continuing education meetings and social events.
I would like to thank our OCOS board members for their hard work and dedication to our optometric society and profession. There are many moving parts, especially behind the scenes, for this organization to run smoothly, and none of this would be possible without our board members who volunteer their time, energy, and skills. I would also like to thank all of our sponsors for their support, even during these unprecedented times. We appreciate your generosity and contribution to OCOS and our profession.
Despite the new challenges we have faced, we have had new opportunities for growth. We were able to provide continuing education virtually, maintaining the safety of our attendees without any compromise in the quality of our continuing education or attendance. Moreover, the accomplishments of the California Optometric Association have not slowed down this year. Many of us have heard during our optometry school years that “optometry is a legislated profession”- the scope of practice for optometrists depends on the bills passed at the state and federal level. I am proud to be a part of this incredible organization which advocates for our profession and patients.
I would like to encourage our members to not only participate in our society’s events but also in COA events, which include Legislative Day, House of Delegates, Monterey Symposium, OptoWest, and CE x COA. Additionally, if you have any interest in becoming an OCOS board member, please let us know.
We are excited to bring back in-person continuing education and social events within the next few months. Thank you for allowing me to serve as your OCOS President, and I look forward to an amazing year!
Christine Yoo, OD OCOS President