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 COS website! Here's you'll find information about the rich history of Society and it's activities, including quarterly educational dinner conferences.  Please feel free to contact us with any questions, comments or requests.

Illinois and Chicago "master calendar" -- The Chicago Ophthalmological Society and the Illinois Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons are working hard to provide information about conferences and other activities that will be of interest to the greater ophthalmic community in the area.  You can access the master calendar online  to view information about local, regional, national and international conference and events -- CLICK HERE

Chicago Traffic

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


Education and Programs

  • Next COS Conference -- Monday, May 11 is the date for the next COS dinner/conference at the University of Chicago's downtown Gleacher Center.
  • CLICK HERE to View the 2014-2015 Meeting Program
  • New!  Mark the date for the ISEPS-COS Joint Conference . . . Frontiers & Controversies in Ophthalmology.  Friday, March 11, 2016 at the Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont.




What's New?


  • We are sorry to report that Dr. Ted Krupin passed away on March 25.  He was a longtime faculty member at Northwestern University and wrote extensively on the subject of glaucoma.  READ MORE
  • Deadline approaching -- Beem Fisher residents paper competition... submissions due by April 30.