Welcome to the COS

Approaching our 130th Year!

Since it was established in 1893 -- 130 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 takes place on Monday, May 13.  Our guest speaker is Teresa Chen, MD, speaking about "Imaging Beyond the RNFL" .  DETAILS AND REGISTER HERE 

  • CLICK HERE to View the 2023-2024 meeting schedule (PDF document)
    The online schedule can be VIEWED HERE

  • The 2025 ISEPS-COS Joint Conference set for Friday, March 7, 2025 at the Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont. Mark your calendars!





What's New?

  • We are sad to note the passing our our friend and COS past-president Dr. Kirk Packo.  He died at home on September 1st, 2023.  A tribute at the COS meeting on September 11.