Alexandria lectures
Weren't able to attend this year?
August 4 - 8, 2021
Don't miss the content from the 2021 annual meeting in Old Town Alexandria, VA
Foster Missionary
Foster a Missionary!
New for 2021
The 2021 - 2022 COS Sponsored Missionary has been announced on Friday, August 6th at the annual meeting.
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Mentor Program
Brindley Mentorship
Meet our new 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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Online content

Did you miss a meeting, blog or newsletter? No need to worry, we have you covered!

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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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June 14 - 19, 2022

Join us in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida We will be at the PGA National Resort in June next year! You won't want to miss this!!

Palm Beach Gardens

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Support the Ministries of COS When You Shop on AmazonSmile!


Amazon has created a simple way for shoppers to give back to nonprofit organizations. When you shop on AmazonSmile, you can disignate 0.5% of your eligible Amazon purchases to be automatically donated to the Christian Ophthalmology Society. 

How Does AmazonSmile work?

When you shop at instead of, and choose the Christian Ophthalmology Society as your supported non-profit organization, Amazon will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to the COS! All donations from AmazonSmile will go to our ministry funds to help those in underserved areas around the world receive better eye care.

How Do I Set Up AmazonSmile to support the Christian Ophthalmology Society?

  1. Visit in your browser.
  2. Follow the prompts and select the “Christian Ophthalmology Society” as your supported non-profit organization.
  3. Shop on every time you want to make an Amazon purchase.

Thank you!  The more money Amazon donates to the COS, the more money goes to help those in need of life-changing eye care. 

Questions?  Send us a note at