COS Prayer Breakfast at ASCRS - 2024
Meet Us at ASCRS
COS Prayer Breakfast
Sunday, April 7, 2024
6:30 - 8:00am
Dr. Keith Earley, MD
“The Historical Reliability of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ”
The Westin Boston Seaport District
Room: Stone, Lobby Level
425 Summer St
Boston, MA
ARVO - 2024
Join Us at ARVO
Monday, May 6, 2024
1:15 - 2:45pm
- Luncheon -
Hosted by
Dr Samuel Yiu, MD
Seattle Convention Center
Room 201 (Arch)
Seattle, Washington

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48th Annual Meeting
48th COS Annual Meeting!
July 24-28, 2024
Hyatt Regency Greenville
Greenville, SC
“That times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord”
~ Acts 3:20
Foster Missionary
Foster a Missionary!
See How You Can Get Involved!
The 2023 - 2025 COS Sponsored Missionary was announced at the COS Annual Meeting.
Look for "Sight"
To Be Released
May 24, 2024!
Based on the autobiography of ophthalmologist Dr. Ming Wang, MD, PhD, “From Darkness to Sight”, which details his journey from atheism to becoming a believer in Jesus Christ.
Become a Member!
Become a Member
Faith, Fellowship, Mission
Join the COS Now to Support
Faith-Based Ophthalmology
Mentor Program
Brindley Mentorship
Meet our Mentorship Coordinators
Lee Helms and Jill Rodila!
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Serving Christ in Ophthalmology since 1977

The Christian Ophthalmology Society is an interdenominational society of eye surgeons and physicians who confess Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.  We welcome any eye surgeon who professes faith to join our society.  While our membership is primarily within the United States, we have a growing international membership.  We hope that you explore and are encouraged by all of the rich ministries that the society has to offer. 

Meetings & Ministries

Annual Meetings

The Annual Meeting is our premier meeting of the year. At this meeting you will hear quality scientific meetings for CME, gospel centered lectures for encouragement and lots of fellowship.

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Regional Refreshes

This is an opportunity to meet with like-minded ophthalmologists in your region of the country.

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Prayer Breakfasts

Join us for prayer and breakfast or reception at some of the national conventions.

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Prayer Ministry

We believe prayer is at the heart of the Christian life. If you would like others to come alongside you in prayer and support, please log in and click below.

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We all have things to learn and things to share. It is our desire to provide an organized way for ophthalmologists to spur "one another to love and good deeds" by one on one mentorship.

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We believe ophthalmologists should work hand-in-hand with God.

While ophthalmologists work on the first part, if God were to turn out the light, we're all without a job!!

J Lawton Smith

The vision for the COS started in 1977 with J Lawton, a neuro-ophthalmologist at Bascom Palmer.
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COS Ministries

The COS has a variety of programs that minister to our members.
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July 24-28, 2024

Join COS and our hosts, Southern Eye Associates, for our 48th Annual Meeting in Greenville, SC!

Greenville, SC

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Technician Meeting

COS along with Southern Eye Associates will host our first ever Technician Lecture Series.

Greenville, SC

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