August 2017 General Membership Meeting

Mark your calendar for the Tuesday August 22, 2017
6:30-9:00pm at Spenger's in Berkeley

Special Guest Lecturer: Dr. Cindy Sakai, OD
Title:
"Making the grade: California's Visually Impaired Children"

Dr. Cindy Sakai graduated as the Feinbloom Award recipient from UC Berkeley School of Optometry and went on to complete her Residency at the Palo Alto Veterans Administration Hospital, gaining post-graduate training in the field of Rehabilitative Low Vision Optometry. Dr. Sakai has held teaching positions as Assistant Clinical Professor at UC Berkeley School of Optometry and Lecturer at San Francisco State University, and also worked at the Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Dr. Sakai has also served as the Chief of California's School for the Blind in Fremont, traveling throughout the State of California as a rehabilitative/low vision Optometrist helping visually impaired school children. Dr. Sakai has worked in private practice at Rockridge Optometry for 10 years. Dr. Sakai is a Bay Area native and enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 kids, running, and listening to podcasts.

New: You can now RSVP on our Members Only page on the ACCCOS website, or by clicking here. Check your email for the Members Only password, or email acccos1@gmail.com for more information on signing up.

Free for ACCCOS members who sign up on or before August 17th. $50 Non-ACCCOS COA members, $80 Non-COA members, $25 for ACCCOS Members who sign up after this date. $45 Late sign up fee (Thursday-Friday prior to event), $50 Sign up fee day of event/at door.

Should you need to cancel, please do so 48 hours in advance of the meeting. A $45.00 penalty fee is incurred for a no-show with an RSVP.

Please note that to receive continuing education credit, you must arrive no later than ten minutes after the lecture has started. Only full 2.5-hour credit will be granted, no partial credit for only attending a portion of the lecture.

We still accept checks payable to "ACCCOS" sent to:
        Val Esway, 3024 Hyde Street
        Oakland, CA 94601

June General Membership Meeting

Mark your calendar for the June 13th GMM:
Special Guest Lecturer: Rona Silkiss MD, FACS:
"Eyelid Malposition- Diagnosis and Treatment" 
 

Event Date: Tuesday June 13th, 2017
     Registration begins: 6 pm
     Lecture and dinner: 6:30 pm - 9 pm

Spenger's Fresh Fish Grotto 1919 4th St., Berkeley, CA 94710

Free for ACCCOS members who sign up on or before Tuesday May 29th. $50 Non-ACCCOS COA members, $80 Non-COA members, $25 for ACCCOS Members who sign up after May 29th. $45 Late sign up fee (Thursday-Friday prior to event), $50 Sign up fee day of event/at door.

New: You can now RSVP on our Members Only page on the ACCCOS website, or by clicking here. Check your email for the Members Only password, or email acccos1@gmail.com for more information on signing up.

Should you need to cancel, please do so 48 hours in advance of the meeting. A $45.00 penalty fee is incurred for a no-show with an RSVP.

Please note that to receive continuing education credit, you must arrive no later than ten minutes after the lecture has started. Only full 2.5-hour credit will be granted, no partial credit for only attending a portion of the lecture.

We still accept checks payable to "ACCCOS" sent to:
Val Esway, 3024 Hyde St, Oakland, CA 94601

Mindful Eyes Foundation Fundraiser!

As you know, I have created a tax-exempt 501(c) (3) non-profit organization called
Mindful Eyes Foundation, Inc. The specific purpose of this foundation is to help arrange vision and eye health care appointments with the School of Optometry and community Optometrists and Ophthalmologists and to provide prescription eyeglasses to low income and homeless adults who are otherwise unable to obtain assistance through private insurance, welfare, or other social services agencies. Research in the US shows that homeless individuals have more vision problems than the general population. Uncorrected or untreated vision problems affect their ability to function optimally, to socialize and engage in normal activities of daily living, as well as affect earning potential, and job opportunity.

Mindful Eyes Foundation is in partnership with Berkeley Free Clinic and provide services every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month in the evening.

We are currently organizing our first Mindful Eyes Foundation Fundraiser!

Sunday May 7th, 2017
From 4:00 - 8:00pm
Cornerstone Craft Beer and Live Music
2367 Shattuck Avenue Berkeley, CA
 

Enjoy Music, Craft Beer, Wine & Light Appetizers!
Silent Auction & Raffle
Live Music too

Click here for your $50 ticket donation

The funds we raise will go toward purchasing vision screening equipment, pay for the cost of making prescription eyeglasses, and covering our operating expenses. We have no paid employees. Everyone is a volunteer including all the members of our board of directors. In order to make a difference, we rely on the support of generous individuals and businesses in our community and our profession. We would be most grateful if you would consider attending our fundraiser. If you are unable to attend and would like to make a monetary donation you can do so by going to our website, Your support is critical to the success of our foundation, and we will gladly keep you updated on our progress should you wish. Please contact me at mhoff@mindfuleyesfoundation.org or (510) 387-6700 if you are able to support our efforts to make a difference to the underprivileged in need of our services. Thank you so much for your kind consideration of our request. I hope to see you at the fundraiser.

Sincerely,

Michelle J. Hoff, OD, ABOC, President
Mindful Eyes Foundation, Inc.