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The South Bay Optometric Society is a local branch of the California Optometric Association (COA) and the American Optometric Association (AOA).

Click here to review the AOA's guide to member benefits. 


Join the COA and select South Bay as your local society.​​

Members have instant access to experts, innovative tools, and optometric-specific programs and services. Time is money. Utilizing COA’s wealth of resources affords you more time where it means the most – with your patients.


Some benefits include:

  • FREE CE: 12 hours annually through CE X COA - plus "almost-free" registration to attend COA's virtual and in-person conferences like Optowest and Monterey Symposium

  • Additional CE is included through each local society

  • Access to a legal resource program that allows you up to one-half hour (30 minutes) of telephone and research work per month with an attorney at no cost. The COA Legal Services Resource Program offers services that will assist members in areas of the law related the practice of optometry.

  • Insurance discounts:

    • Professional liability

    • Workers' comp

    • Individual health

    • Small group health

    • Business owners policy

    • Long term care/disability

    • more

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