An Invitation to Join THE Optometric Society

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 give individual optometrists an increasingly important voice in our profession. I ask all optometrists to join to insure that our voices be heard.

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 till the end of 2014.

If you wish additional information, you may contact THE Optometric Society administrator ( or (909) 742-9311.

Unlike the AOA, our elected Board of Directors will serve and be directed by the views and wishes of the membership. You will 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 to our society.

These are Your Elected TOS Board Members, feel free to contact them through the website:

• Gary S. Litman, O.D., F.A.A.O., Vice President
• Michael A. Santarlas O.D., Treasurer
• Lisa Shin, O.D., President
• James Sanderson O.D., Secretary
• Professionally yours,
• Dave Carlton OD [National Membership Chair]

P.S. Be sure to mark your calendar for the 2015 Annual CE Symposium April 24 – 26, 2015 in Dallas. More information can be found at Registration opens November 1,2014.