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

Chicago Traffic

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


Education and Programs

  • Next COS Conference -- The next COS Meeting has been rescheduled. It will now take place on Monday, June 15 and features George N. Papaliodis, MD from Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary.  This will be an ONLINE EVENT.
  • CLICK HERE to View the planned 2019-2020 meeting schedule
  • Beem-Fisher Competition - COS is accepting submissions from residents -- and new this year -- from Fellows.  CLICK HERE for information about this program, including submission instructions.




What's New?

  • 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