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Volunteer Opportunity (posted  4/21/17)
The Bruin Vision Project (BVP) is an undergraduate organization at UCLA committed to providing vision screening services to the underserved LA communities. Local optometrists are invited to help alongside these students on various weekends during the spring quarter. Please contact health directors Nina Pham or Rachel Wong at bruinvisionproject@gmail.com. The following dates are available and LACOS members are encouraged to participate:
Saturday April 22, 2017 with Chinatown Service Center 8:00am - 12:00pm
Saturday April 29, 2017 with UCLA Asian Pacific Health Corps in San Gabriel Valley 9:00am - 1:00pm
Sunday April 30, 2017 with UCLA Latino Student Health Project in Pacoima 9:00am-1:00pm
Saturday May 13, 2017 with Virgil Middle School (152 N Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 900094) 10:00am - 2pm
Saturday May 20, 2017 with UCLA Asian Pacific Health Corps in Koreatown 9:00am - 1:00pm
Saturday June 3, 2017 with UCLA MESH (Medical Experience through Service in Healthcare) at the San Gabriel Service Center 10:00am-2:00pm

Volunteer Opportunity (posted 12/8/16)
The Impact Your Health -AMEN Free Clinic is providing free medical, dental, and vision care to the San Fernando Valley on June 2nd & 4th this coming summer. Their team is in search of Optometrists to join OMDs and Opticians in providing eye exams to those in need. This 2-day event will provide patients with glasses on-the-spot or a prescription to be processed for a later date. Sign up at https://amensda.org/missions/free-clinics/info/?title=Impact%20Your%20Health%20%E2%80%93%20AMEN%20Free%20Clinic%20in%20Northridge or contact Lily Cirstoiu, RN at luc5459@msn.com. 

Volunteer Opportunity (posted 04/05/17)

The JSEI Affiliates, UCLA Stein Eye Institute's volunteer branch, is currently recruiting vision professionals to volunteer for the Preschool Vision Screenings Program (PVSP). Desired candidates must enjoy working with school-aged children and be willing to travel to the West LA and San Fernando Valley preschools. The shift would be a 2-4 hour slot on Tuesday through Thursday mornings, once a month, providing important evaluations for refractive errors, amblyopia, and strabismus. For further information and how to become a PVSP volunteer, please contact egbert@jsei.ucla.edu or call (310) 206-7128. 

Practice For Sale (posted 03/14/17)
Dr. Eric Gaylord is looking for an OD to provide vacation relief at his office in Los Angeles on the following dates: Saturday, March 25th, and June 22-27th. The daily pay rate is $400 plus possible bonus based on work produced. For info, please call (714) 756-0103.



Practice For Sale (posted 02/25/17)
Practice for sale located on a busy shopping center  in the city of Monterey Park, CA. Solo practitioner for 37 years with an average gross of over $160k looking to sell quickly! Please contact Dr. Lydia Tan at 562-690-7896 or cell # 562-673-7873.



Volunteer Opportunity (posted 12/14/16)

A Free Clinic in Downey, CA is looking for optometrists to provide free vision care among other medical professionals for the community. This event is taking place March 19 & 20th, 2017. Contact John Jensen to sign up at (310) 214-3123. 


Low Vision Clinic in Los Angeles (posted  10/25)
Western University is temporarily setting up a much-needed Low Vision clinic in the LA are for a period of 3-6 months before they can find a permanent setting. They are looking to rent an exam room & a room for the low vision equipment ASAP in the West LA/greater LA area.  They are looking to start helping patients in November. 
If you or someone you know has an office and are willing to rent out the space for this important cause, please contact Dr. Bob Gordon at rgordon@western.edu or (909 )706-3734.


Full-time job opportunity in Central California (posted 10/31/16)
Primary Eyecare Center has been serving generations of families on the Central Coast for over 40 years. Their ODs and staff provide outstanding vision and eye care in a friendly and comfortable environment. The optimal candidate will be friendly and dependable, with strong clinical and interpersonal skills. Interest and/or experience with fitting irregular corneas and Ortho-K is desired, but not required. This associate position offers competitive compensation and is an equal opportunity employer. For more information, please contact Dr. Lauren Tacket at (805) 466-3777.

Part-time job opening in Beverly Hills (posted 10/9/16)
Optometric Cafe is looking for a part-time associate optometrist for their boutique office in Beverly Hills. The position offers a great deal of flexibility in days and hours.  For more information, please contact Morteza Talebi at (310) 728-9872.



Part-time job opening seeing LASIK & Cataract pre/post-ops (posted 9/8/16)
Dr. Ebbie Soroudi, OMD is looking for a second OD to add to his practice for 2-3 days/week. He has 3 practice locations in Westwood, Encino, and Huntington Park.  He is looking for someone who is comfortable doing pre- and post-op management of patients who require LASIK, CE, pterygium, or oculoplastic surgery. His practice also has many patients with DM/SMD/GL. If interested, please email Dr. Soroudi at esoroudi@yahoo.com. 

Part-time job opening seeing cataract post-ops (posted 8/9/16)
Dr. Jeffrey Sage, DO, a cataract surgeon in downtown Los Angeles, is looking for an optometrist to work approximately one half-day per week,
currently on Wednesday mornings, seeing mainly post-op cataract patients.  The facility is great and the staff are very helpful and friendly.  Contact Dr. Sage at jeffsage@pacbell.net for more information.


CITT Trial (posted 8/24/16)
SCCO at MBKU is in its final recruitment phase for the Convergence Insufficiency Treatment Trial - Attention & Reading Trial.  Enrollment is open at SCCO for 14 more children aged 9-14 years (grades 3-8) with symptomatic CI to take part in this multi-center randomized clinical trial funded by the NEI/NIH. Contact Susan Cotter, OD at scotter@ketchum.edu or 714-357-9349 and see citt-art.com for more info.

Part-time job opening in North Hollywood
(posted 8/9/16)
Reingold Eye Center in North Hollywood has a part-time job opportunity starting Saturday 8/27 on Thursdays and Saturdays. Dr. Reingold, MD has a busy, well-established office.  He already has one OD working for him and is looking to add a second. Please email drreingold@sbcglobal.net






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President:
Nicole Kohan
Past President:
Nicole Kohan
President Elect:
B.G. Shily

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Kathryn Nelson
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Amanda Hikin
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Emily James
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