About

Who We Are

The South Dakota Optometric Society is the professional organization of optometrists in South Dakota.  Membership is open to all optometrists licensed to practice in South Dakota.  Nearly 80 percent of optometrists are voluntary members of the South Dakota Optometric Society.

For more than a century, the South Dakota Optometric Society has helped its members provide the highest standard of professional care to their patients by sponsoring continuing education programs for doctors, advocating at the state legislature for laws that represent patients’ best interests, and providing information to assist doctors practicing in a variety of clinical settings.  The South Dakota Optometric Society remains committed to representing future generations of optometrists as they provide the most up-to-date eye care to South Dakota’s citizens.

 

Mission Statement  

The mission of the South Dakota Optometric Society is to represent its members by promoting the highest quality eye care, through leadership and professional education for member doctors, and by providing information and services to citizens and the government of South Dakota.

 

The Optometric Oath

As adopted by the American Optometric Association and the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry:

WITH FULL DELIBERATION, I FREELY AND SOLEMNLY PLEDGE THAT: