Doctors of Optometry

Doctors of Optometry (Optometrists) are primary health care providers who examine, diagnose, treat and manage diseases and disorders of the visual system, the eye, adjacent and associated structures, as well as diagnose related systemic conditions. Massachusetts optometrists are licensed by the Massachusetts State Board of Examiners in Optometry.

The Massachusetts Society of Optometrists (MSO) is a nonprofit affiliation of licensed doctors of optometry committed to enhancing eye health care for all citizens of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts through continuing education, legislative and advocacy efforts and community service.

Our goals include:

  • Promote community involvement and service for all optometrists state wide.
  • Provide Member Value through continuing education and strong legislative and advocacy efforts at both the State and National level.
  • Provide Member Value through dissemination of the latest news updates concerning everything related to the profession including pandemic protocol, legislation and regulation challenges, and insurance related changes.
  • Create unity in the profession among all modes of practice so that we better serve our patients needs.
  • Enhance the professional and personal lives of our members

The MSO serves more than 540 doctors of optometry throughout the state. It serves as a membership resource for information and educational opportunities, provides valuable public information about vision-related topics and delivers a unified voice about issues affecting the profession and the public.

The MSO office is located in Auburn, Massachusetts. The mailing address is PO Box 61, Auburn, Ma. 01501. The Executive Director is Wayne E. Zahka, O.D. The staff can be reached Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Voicemail and email affords 24-hour access.