Announcing THE Optometric Society

Happy New Year Friends and Colleagues,

I would like to take this opportunity to personally invite all of you to join the The Optometric Society [TOS], which will continue to give individual optometrists an increasingly important voice in our profession. I ask all optometrists to join to insure that this work can continue.

THE Optometric Society was formed to ensure that individual optometrists continue to thrive, independent of the influences of industry and "big medicine."  In part, THE Optometric Society will help foster a healthy debate on the issues facing optometry today.

THE Optometric Society is a professional membership organization, comprised solely of optometrists. Concern over the present state of the profession should prompt Optometrists in all modes of practice to join. Dues are $150 per year and you may register here as a Founding Member.


If you wish additional information, you may contact THE Optometric Society administrator (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) or (909) 742-9311.
An Interim Board will serve until a permanent board is elected by the membership. You will continue to be an active and integral part of THE Optometric Society, as the organization works to address the needs of the members with the passion and commitment you expect of your professional society. I look forward to welcoming you home.

These are Your Interim TOS Board Members until elections are held later this year.

Jennifer Flaherty, OD
Gary S. Litman, O.D., F.A.A.O.
Michael A. Santarlas O.D.
Lisa Shin, O.D.

Professionally yours,
Dave Carlton OD (National Membership Coordinator)

P.S. Be sure to mark your calendar for the 2014 Annual CE Symposium April 25-27, 2014 at the Chicago O'Hare Renaissance. More information can be found at

Free Membership Offer


THE Optometric Society has partnered with Total Merchant Services to offer credit card processing for your office.  TMS offers exceptional value for those members who choose to use their services.  TMS offers the following benefits:

  • Free state-of-the-art equipment.
  • Preferred Partnership Pricing - 10% savings guaranteed off your current provider.
  • Turn-key installation and Staff Training.
  • Pin Debit Capability to insure the lowest transaction fees.
  • No long term contract.
  • $300 sign up bonus
  • $150 reimbursement for your membership dues!

Visit the member benefits page for more details about TMS services.