Welcome to the COS

Since it was established in 1893, the Chicago Ophthalmological Society has been dedicated to advancing educational opportunities for ophthalmolmologists in the Chicagoland area.  Today, with nearly 300 members in private practice and academia, the COS is one of the oldest and most successful local eye societies nationally.  Its members have included some of the most prominent ophthalmologists in the country.

 Items of Interest

Welcome to the new COS website!  We hope you will like the new look and features.  As we make this transition, there could be a few minor disruptions as we finish building the content.  Please accept our apology if there are any inconveniences. (posted 8/25/204)

Chicago Traffic

Check on the current traffic and travel times on Chicago area highways . . .


Education and Programs

  • Next COS Conference -- Monday, February 9 is the date for the next COS dinner/conference at the University of Chicago's downtown Gleacher Center.  CLICK HERE for more details.
  • CLICK HERE to View the 2014-2015 Meeting Program
  • New!  ISEPS-COS Joint Conference . . . Frontiers & Controversies in Ophthalmology.  Friday, March 6 at the Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont.




What's New?

Be sure to mark your calendar for next year's ISEPS/COS Joint Conference.  The date is Friday, March 6, 2015 at the Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont.  In addition to the physician session, educational sessions for ophthalmic technicians and practice administrators will be offered...  For more details CLICK HERE