September 2018 General Member Meeting

Mark your calendar for our upcoming General Member Meeting on Sunday, September 16th, 2018

Garre Vineyard and Winery
7986 Tesla Rd, Livermore, CA 94550
Sunday, September 16th, 2018

Special Guest Lecturers:

Doctors Mika Moy, Kuniyoshi Kanai, Melanie Mason, and Sandra Harpster: I Have What in My Eyes? Sexually Transmitted Diseases and the Eye

Dr. Melanie Mason: Be Your Patient’s Hero: Demodex Blepharitis

Dr. Jennifer Fisher: Prescribing ADDition Lenses for Binocular Vision Dysfunctions

Dr. Jacqueline Theis: This is What a Concussion LOOKS Like

RSVP with choice of meal:
      Omnivore or Vegetarian

Free for ACCCOS members who sign up by September 2nd, $25 for ACCCOS members who sign up after September 2nd. $50 Non-ACCCOS COA members, $80 Non-COA members, late sign-up fee $45.

To sign up, please visit our Members Only page.  Check your email for the password to access this page. If you have any questions, please email us as

Summer Social 2018

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Come to our ACCCOS summer social for some drinks, appetizers, and to meet ACCCOS members. Professional Head Shots are included.  Click here for pictures of last year's event.


Where:       Cornerstone Brewery
                     2367 Shattuck Ave.,
                     Berkeley, CA 94704

When:         Sunday, July 29, 2018
                    11:00am - 2:00pm

Who:           ACCCOS members, potential members, and guests

Enjoy:         Heavy appetizers, drink tickets, complimentary professional head shots

Cost:           Complimentary! 


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ACCCOS June General Member Meeting

Mark your calendar for the June 28th GMM:

Thursday June 28th, 2018
Registration begins at 6 pm
Lecture and dinner 6:30 pm - 9 pm

Special Guest Lecturer:
Dr. Benjamin Dyches
Topic: "Essential Legal Concepts and Strategies to Protect Today's Healthcare Professionals"

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

RSVP with choice of meal:
Chicken Piccata, Cedar Roasted Salmon, Pasta Primavera (Vegetarian)

Free for ACCCOS members who sign up by June 14th, $25 for ACCCOS members who sign up after June 14th. $50 Non-ACCCOS COA members, $80 Non-COA members, late sign-up fee $45.

You can now RSVP on our MEMBERS ONLY page.
Check your email for the password to enter this page.

President's Message


It is a great honor and privilege to serve as your new president this year. Thank you for continuing to be a member of our society and for your continued support of our profession.

There are four major areas I hope to build upon this year as society president. The first is within access and outreach. This year my project is focused on improving referrals for tertiary care services, especially low vision. I hope you will join and support these efforts to increase the access to services for our aging population. Furthermore, I hope you will choose to participate in a survey regarding low vision practice patterns.

The second area of continued importance is legislative optometry. Thank you to those of you who attended COA Legislative Day and AOA Congressional Advocacy Conference. As you all know, we have an optometrist running for Lieutenant Governor, Senator Ed Hernandez. I hope you will join us in supporting him through campaigning and contributions. Please join me as we continue to do our part in making our voices heard at the local, state, and national levels with respect to our optometric rights.

Our goal as a board is to provide you with access to the best continuing education available and to maintain the high quality of education our society is known for. Please take advantage of one of your valuable membership benefits - join us for excellent CE events throughout the 2018-2019 year.

Finally, I hope to bring our society together in more social environments to promote unity and community. With the implementation of our OD mixer last summer, we have created a new space in which our society members can meet and mingle. I hope to grow this aspect of our society and look forward to your continued participation. Please mark your calendars for our summer social on Sunday July 29 at Cornerstone Brewery in Berkeley - guests are invited!

I am proud to be part of our award winning society. Thank you for your continued support of our society, and I look forward to seeing you at our upcoming June General Membership Meeting at Spenger's in Berkeley.

Jazzi Junge, O.D.