Committees & Centers
At NJSOP, various committees focus on different aspects of the society. If you are interested in learning more about a particular committee or volunteering for one, contact Sharon Kais at (609) 323-4012 x117 for more information.
Clinical Care Center
Works to develop clinical standards and skills for New Jersey’s optometric physicians. Oversees the following subcommittees: Continuing Education Committee, Vision Rehabilitation Section, Vision Therapy Task Force, Board Certification Maintenance, New Technologies and Procedures, and the Mentor Program.
Industry Relations Committee
Works with industry partners to better educate optometric physicians regarding their products and services and oversees the NJSOP partnership program.
Protect and expand your opportunity to practice optometry at the highest level through political involvement in the legislative process.
Member Recruitment & Benefits Center
Evaluate and recommend endorsed programs and services of the highest quality for the members, as well as, public information programs for New Jersey’s citizens. Develop and implement an effective membership recruitment program.
Mintz Scholarship Foundation
The Dr. Leslie Mintz Scholarship is awarded annually to an optometry school student or students who possess academic excellence, financial need, and the desire to serve the profession of optometry as did Dr. Leslie Mintz. The amount of each scholarship award can fluctuate based upon the yearly performance of the scholarship endowment fund.
Assist the Board of Directors and the Membership Assembled in advancing the interests of the Society through the efficient recruitment of quality candidates to NJSOP Board and Committee slots and as well as candidates for submission to the Governor for appointment to the State Board.
Third Party Committee
Assures that optometric physicians have the opportunity on a non-discriminatory basis to become a participating provider in managed care organizations, third party plans, and other health care delivery systems.
Young OD Task Force
Attract and recruit new members that are in their first ten years of practice. Encourage their involvement with the society.