Welcome to the COS

125 Years and Counting!

Since it was established in 1893 -- more than 125 years ago -- the Chicago Ophthalmological Society has been dedicated to advancing educational opportunities for ophthalmologists 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.

The Mission of the Chicago Ophthalmological Society is:
To enhance the vision and health of the greater Chicago community by providing education, advocacy and a forum for discussion of clinical care and eye research among ophthalmologists in practice or training.

Items of Interest

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

Members & Educational Programs

  • Next COS Conference -- The next COS Meeting will be on Monday, September 12, 2022.  We are planning for this to be a virtual meeting -- in-person at the Gleacher Center with an online option.  Details will be available later this summer.  The guest speaker will be Lama A. Al-Aswad, MD MPH, from NYU Langone Health in New York.  The title of her talk will be:  "Transformation for Eye Care Through Innovation."

  • CLICK HERE to View the 2022-2023 meeting schedule (PDF document)
    The online schedule can be VIEWED HERE

  • The 2023 ISEPS-COS Joint Conference is set for Friday, March 10th at the Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont. Mark your calendars!





What's New?

  • President's Message . . . from Jennifer Lim, MD
  • COVID-19 -- ISEPS has created a webpage with resources and information about the coronavirus public health situation. 
  • View the coronavirus information for ophthalmologists from the American Academy of Ophthalmology (updated frequently)
  • BEEM-FISHER research paper competition for residents, and new this year -- fellows.  DETAILS HERE