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  • Welcome to the COS!

    The COS is an interdenominational society of eye surgeons and physicians who confess Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.  We welcome any eye surgeon who professes faith to join our society.  While our membership is primarily within the United States, we have a growing international membership.

gstraussFor Mentors and Mentees and those we have yet to pair up....Great News!

Dr. Glenn Strauss will lead the Mentors/Mentees on Saturday, February 22th (Note the date change) at 9 a.m. Eastern time.  Glenn will talk about "The Nature of Discipleship"

Please note this date in on your calendar as I'm sure you won't want to miss it...This will be an online gathering! 

To join us on Saturday, please click this link on Zoom at the appropriate date and time.


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Group Bible study is invaluable.  We need others to help point us to Jesus as we journey through life.  Being with others as we work through our Christian faith is encouraging, inspiring, fruitful and enjoyable.  This study features both COS staff members and ophthalmologists from the US and around the world.  Join us on an upcoming date.  You will be challenged, blessed and more! 

Over the holiday months, the COS Share the Light Bible Study Group for Ophthalmologists will not be meeting.    

If interested in future opportunities, please fill out the form below to tell us your interest level.  We'd love to have you involved!!
If you have questions, please send an email to: drew@cosw.org.

To join us on Sundays, please click this link on Zoom at the appropriate time and date



COS "Share the Light" Bible Study Group Interest

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Purpose of Mentorship:

We believe mentoring takes place when a person senses a need for growth and seeks to learn from someone. At their best, mentors will walk alongside you and God to provide wisdom, shape your character, and nurture your soul. Our desire is to help you find someone who can assist you in your vocational and spiritual development.

Glen Brindley's Example:

Glen Brindley was an active member and supporter of the COS since its foundation. With his passing in 2018, we remember his professional and spiritual impact on so many ophthalmologists that he mentored throughout his career. 

The Bible gives many examples of mentoring relationships, illustrating the importance of sharing what you know with someone else. Jesus Himself demonstrated this throughout His ministry with His disciples. Within our profession, it is important that we demonstrate the qualities of servant leadership, transparency, humbleness and faithfulness to each other and the younger generation.  Dr. Brindley encouraged ophthalmologists to not only excel professionally, but he equally encouraged them to become better spouses and followers of Christ. Glen was an incredible example of what it means to be a mentor.

How the Program Works:  After expressing an interest in the program, we will send you a questionnaire and one of the mentorship directors will follow up with a phone call at your convenience.  Getting to know more about you will help us make a good mentor-mentee match.  Then, through prayerful consideration, we will pair you with another ophthalmologist.

We encourage you to meet monthly by phone or video call for about an hour. Monthly material to discuss will be provided through the program; however, you are free to walk through a Bible-based study together or pick another agreed upon topic..

brindley2Be a part of the COS Glen Mentor Program!

If you are unfamiliar with our "Glen Mentor Program," it is a mentoring program the COS has establish in honor of Dr. Glen Brindley.  Glen was a part of the COS since it's beginning and a board member for many years and huge supporter of the society.  After he passed on August 1, 2018, the board recommended that a mentoring program be named after him since he mentored so many ophthalmologists over his long career both in professional and spiritual ways.  He not only mentored doctors to become excellent ophthalmologists, but also equally to become better husbands, wives or followers of Christ.  

We believe that mentorship simply cannot be ignored and there are many stories in the Bible about the importance of sharing what you know with someone else. Jesus Himself did this throughout His ministry with His disciples.  Within our field, it is very important that we pass on to the younger generation the qualities of servant leadership, transparency, humbleness and faithfulness.  

If you are interested in possibly becoming a "COS Glen Mentor" or in finding a mentor through this program, please go to our website fill out this form.

This category contains the previous receipients of the J Lawton Smith award.

The J Lawton Smith Award is given each year to one ophthalmologist. This ophthalmologist is chosen for "practicing first class medicine in the spirit of love." This phrase was one used by one of the founders of the COS, Dr. J Lawton Smith, as he encouraged every ophthalmologist to practice in this manner.