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Highland, CA-A new professional organization, The Optometric Society Inc. (TOS), has been created by and for members of the defunct American Optometric Society (AOS). The announcement was made by AOS President Pamela J. Miller, OD, FAAO, JD, DPNAP.
“Our members have made it clear that they still want an independent organization that really represents their interests,” Dr. Miller said. “As a result, these optometrists have joined together to form a new organization, TOS. This new organization will carry on the mission, passion, and goals of the AOS membership. The basic concept of representing the individual doctor, regardless of practice mode, will continue, and will direct and guide TOS.”
Dr. Miller explained that AOS dues paid prior to June 30 would be credited toward annual TOS dues of $150. The TOS Web site will be open and active by September 15; dues can be paid online or by check at that time. A notice will go out to everyone once the Web site is up and running.
Elections for the TOS board are planned for the near future, and the TOS annual meeting is scheduled for April 25-27, 2014, in Chicago.