Member Benefit Partners


Think About Your Eyes
(TAYE) is a multi-million dollar national public awareness campaign that is designed to educate the public on the benefits of vision health and the importance of an annual eye exam. 

Think About Your Eyes is the largest campaign for eye health, the need for annual exams, and the profession of optometry – EVER!

The NCOS offers a basic listing in the find a doctor search on TAYE's website to all members that practice in North Carolina for free ($250 value). 

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First Financial is the NCOS's Member Benefit Partner for Merchant Services. They are the industry leader in providing optometry association members the very best in payment card solutions.

They consult with thousands of optometrists nationwide every year in order to use their knowledge to improve the ways their clients get paid. That is why they process over $100 million annually for optometrists.

For more information visit or contact Cam Higgins at (404) 735-6555 or [email protected].

Ketchum & Company specializes in the narrowly defined field of occupation/specialty specific disability insurance. 

Through the society's partnership, Ketchum & Company offers optometric specific personal and practice disability insurance to all NCOS members at a 15% premium discount.

Kim Ketchum, the company's owner, has been in practice for nearly 40 years. In addition to the NCOS, Ketchum & Company provides member services to other professional societies across North Carolina including the N.C. Medical Society, the Greater Greensboro Society of Medicine, the High Point Medical Society, and the Triad Association of Physicians of Indian Origin. 

For more information visit or contact Kim Ketchum at (336) 279-8877 or [email protected]. 


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