The Christian Ophthalmology Society was founded in 1977 as an interdenominational group of eye physicians and surgeons who confess that Jesus Christ is Savior and Lord.

The goals of the society are:

  1. To develop unity in friendship among ophthalmologists in Christ throughout the world.
  2. To encourage medical students, Ophthalmology Residents and Fellows in their walk with the Lord
  3. To support the faith of all medical physicians in Christ regardless of denominational background
  4. To have meetings with an emphasis on the family to promote unity and Christ centered fellowship.
  5. To provide sound scientific education regarding delivery of Christ-centered high-quality ophthalmological care
  6. To develop new professional acquaintances and include the families of colleagues in service to the Lord.
  7. To cooperate with, pray for, and financially support missionary ophthalmologists as a society.
  8. To pray for revival, particularly across the house of medicine.
  9. To provide a setting in which like-minded ophthalmologists can network, share ideas, encourage, and support one another, and fellowship together.

Statement of  Faith


We are saved by grace, through faith, in Christ alone.

 Our only authority is the Bible.

 We exist for the glory of God.

Mission  Statement

“Sharing Christ’s Light Through Caring for Sight.”

Purpose Statement

The Christian Ophthalmology Society is formed to further, by study and teaching, the knowledge of diseases of the eye and the application of such knowledge to the prevention and treatment of these diseases and to promote the objectives of the Christian ministry of healing in the care of patients and the philosophy and character of ophthalmological physicians.

At its core, the purpose of our society is to encourage ophthalmologists to center on Christ, focus on others and be servants utilizing the field of eye care and surgery throughout the world and at home.


Christian Ophthalmology Society is committed to providing quality CME lectures so that ophthalmologists are able to continue practicing first class medicine.

Christ Focused

It is our desire that everything coming through the COS will bring honor and glory to our Lord Jesus Christ.


Enjoy great fellowship with like-minded colleagues whether at our in-person meetings or our virtual meetings.

Jean Hausheer, President


Eddie Mengarelli, Secretary

Jeff Taylor, Treasurer

Our board & staff

Our volunteer board and staff are committed to serving ophthalmologists in all areas.

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The President's Corner

Dr. Jean Hausheer is the current president of the society.  She shares these articles for the benefit of the community.

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"It is such an honor and privilege to be an ophthalmologist and be a part of the fellowship of COS. We have a truly unique opportunity to share the good news of Christ as we preserve and restore sight. As Ambrose Paré, a 16th-century French surgeon stated, "Je le pansai, Dieu le guérit" (I bandaged him, God healed him). The miracle of vision is God's mission field for us to our fellow human, and giving back sight in the name and power of Jesus never gets old. Micah 6:8 give us our marching orders: "He has shown you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God".

J Lawton Smith

Practicing first class medicine
in a spirit of love.