Association of SDA Optometrists

An organization established by a group of practicing optometrists of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in June 1958 at the White Memorial Hospital in Los Angeles, California. Its purpose is sixfold: to aid in spiritual development of its members; to promote greater missionary activities through their offices and their churches; to encourage active participation in foreign mission service; to encourage students in SDA academies and colleges to study optometry; to stimulate members in current scientific developments; to encourage members to attend the annual meetings for spiritual and social development. The members of this organization are confined to individuals that subscribe to the code of ethics of the American Optometric Association and who are members in good standing in the SDA Church...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.