About the North Carolina Optometric Society

The North Carolina Optometric Society (NCOS) is a community of optometrists dedicated to delivering comprehensive eye care services accessible by all North Carolinians. 

Established in 1909, the NCOS is a non-profit state affiliate of the American Optometric Association. 

The Mission of Our Members
As North Carolina’s eye doctors, our members center everything they do on the belief that happier, healthier lives begin with healthy eyes.

Our members form lifelong relationships with their patients, and through regular, comprehensive eye exams they diagnose, treat and manage eye disease and injuries. They prescribe corrective lenses and glasses, and help patients maintain good eye health for life.

How the NCOS Fulfills Their Mission
Advocate. Educate. Relate.

Representing over 1,000 student, active, and retired Doctors of Optometry, the NCOS advocates for accessible eye care health services for all North Carolina residents; educates optometrists and North Carolina residents about good eye health for life, and the field of optometry; and develops personal relationships with clients to ensure lifelong vision and good eye health.