Our Programs
  • 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.

light of Christ

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

https://zoom.us/j/976807556

  

COS "Share the Light" Bible Study Group Interest

Please let us know your name.
Please let us know your email address.
Invalid Input
Please let us know your message.
Invalid Input

Glen Brindley has been a part of the COS since it's beginning and has been a board member for many years and huge supporter of the society.  With his recent passing on August 1, 2018, the board has recommended that the mentor program be named after him since he mentored so many ophthalmologists over his long career both in professional and spiritual ways.  Dr. Brindley mentored many so many doctors to become excellent ophthalmologists but also equally to become better husbands, wives or followers of Christ.  

The Bible declares that mentor-ship simply cannot be ignored and there are many stories about the importance of sharing what you know with someone else. Jesus Himself did this throughout His ministry with His disciples. (see link)  Within our field, it is very important that we demonstrate the younger generation the qualities of servant leadership, transparency, humbleness and faithfulness.  

As we reflect on the legacy that Glen has left the COS, we recognize that ultimately Glen was an incredible example of what a mentor should be.  If you are interested in possibly becoming a "COS Glen Mentor" or in finding a mentor through this program, please fill out the form below.

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.

My brother in Christ and mentor in my faith and in Ophthalmology (in that order) departed this life on August 1st. He fought the good fight. He finished the race. He kept the faith. As he always reminded me, God is good but "It's hard down here." No more, as the temporary trials he endured while on this Earth are already pale nothingness in comparison to the fullness of God's glory that he now sees. He no longer sees through a mirror dimly, but face to face. We mourn his passing, but praise the Lord for the work He accomplished through Glen Brindley's life. I can't articulate how much of a blessing it is to have been under his teaching in he and Nell's marriage study, in Sunday school, in clinic, in the operating room, and in his office whenever I needed Godly counsel. His ministry deeply impacted my walk with the Lord and strengthened my faith and my marriage throughout the trials of residency. I'll always remember how he counseled and cared for patients. I'll always remember how he rested in God's sovereignty in the midst of difficult surgeries. I'll always remember how well he loved his wife and his family. I'll always remember his zeal for sharing his faith. But I'll mostly remember how he constantly pointed me to our Savior in all situations. And that's exactly how Dr. Brindley would have wanted it. Praise be to God for his well lived life. 

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.