In keeping with the NYSOA's 2019-2021 Strategic Plan, we are excited to present NYSOA members with a variety of new volunteer opportunities within our refreshed committee structure. Now is a great time to get more involved and we invite you to bring your skills and talents to the NYSOA!

Whether you want to be a leader or simply lend a helping hand, we have an opportunity for you. Our members’ expertise in the areas of membership, advocacy, education & programming, marketing, and technology will allow us to continue our success.

Please review the committee descriptions below and fill out a committee interest form to sign up!


Research and Future Trends Committee (former Technology Committee)

Goals: Research emerging trends and technologies. Develop white papers and other content to share with members and inform the Association’s educational, professional development and advocacy activities.
Commitment: Ongoing, monthly conference calls.

Legislative Committee

Goals: Develop Annual Advocacy Plan. Monitor legislation, develop Association positions, and inform members of pertinent issues affecting the ophthalmic industry. Develop Annual Grassroots Plan for expanding member involvement and advocacy.
Commitment: Ongoing, weekly conference calls during legislative session (Jan-June).

Political Action Committee (PAC)

Goals: Encourage contributions to provide financial support to candidates for public office and to campaign committees. Ensure the committee meets its legal and regulatory obligations, enhances its ability to raise funds, mobilizes NYSOA members to play a more significant role in the political process, and achieves the objectives of its contributors.
Commitment: Ongoing, weekly conference calls during legislative session (Jan-June).

Brand, Communications and Outreach Committee (to include social media component)

Goals: Enhance the visibility of the NYSOA through branded marketing and communication efforts. Promote association events and benefits. Develop and leverage Social Media Program. Assist with packaging and projecting out the “new” NYSOA.
Commitment: Ongoing, monthly conference calls.

Membership Committee (will be segmented to target audiences)

Goals: Recruit new members and bring back lapsed members. Develop effective engagement strategies to retain current members.
Commitment: Ongoing, monthly conference calls.