In recent years, it seems as though every year is a big year for optometry, and I am sure this year will be no different. There are a lot of challenges and opportunities in front of our profession in the coming year and I look forward to working with our colleagues in OCOS and COA to make sure we are guiding our profession in the right direction.

This all starts with being active in our community and developing relationships with our peers. Your OCOS board works tirelessly to ensure we provide you with excellent CE opportunities, social events to connect with peers, and opportunities to connect with sponsors who both support optometry and can help you grow your practice.

It is an honor to serve as OCOS President in 2019, and I look forward to continuing to working with our board to continue to improve and provide the quality events that we have all come to expect out of OCOS and COA.

Sincerely,

- Alex Elson, O.D.