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College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD) – dedicated to facilitate the awareness that vision involves more than eyesight and to expand the number of students that will deliver developmental vision care and vision therapy to their patients.

Contact Lens Society - organization open to third- and fourth-year students interested in expanding their knowledge of contact lenses through presentations by guest lecturers.

Fellowship of Christian Optometrists - for the promotion of good will and Christian belief within the profession of optometry.

Gamma Omicron - dedicated to increasing awareness of issues for women in optometry, networking opportunities, and professional development.

Latter Day Saints (LDS) Student Club - supporting the LDS church and optometry by providing a network for students and families, establishing interaction opportunities with alumni and pre-optometry students, and service opportunities within the local community and optometry.

Lion's Club - promoting service through community involvement, especially working with those who are visually impaired.

Optometric Private Practice Club - dedicated to prepare students for the business of optometry by providing resources and information from experienced persons, practices, and business entities.

National Optometric Student Association (NOSA) - dedicated to increasing minority representation in optometry.

Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association - focused on bringing interprofessional approach with multiple health care providers in order to advance the art and science of rehabilitation for brain injury patients.

Spectrum - a school community where all students and faculty/staff feel welcome and supported, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. Also promotes equality and diversity through social gatherings, community outreach and campus-wide activities.

State clubs - a collection of students interested in practicing in a particular state. Approximately 30 states are represented through these organizations that bring in outside speaks and provide mentoring possibilities and guidance regarding practice opportunities and regulations.

The Sports Vision Society - provides vision care to athletes at the state and international levels.

Student Volunteer Optometric Service to Humanity (SVOSH) - founded at SCO in 1975 to provide free eye care and glasses to the underserved in Central America and throughout the world. SVOSH members work year-round to prepare for their annual 7-day service trips. Activities include collecting, inspecting and sorting donated eyeglasses; and various projects to help finance travel expenses. Membership is open to all interested students. Since 1975, SVOSH members have seen over 170,000 patients in 12 different countries.