Our annual installation meeting is a special event for ACCCOS. Please come and see our 2017 ACCCOS board members assume their new roles of leadership for our society. 

Special Guest Lecturer:
Dr. Andrew S. Morgenstern, OD, FAAO Dipl, ABO: 
"The Battle of the Bulge..Its all About the Backside" (2 hrs)
"More than Meets the TB Eye" (1 hr)
Sunday April 9th, 2017
Lecture and lunch 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Castlewood Country Club, Grand Ballroom, 707 Country Club Cir, Pleasanton, CA 94566
More details on the events page. Register below:


Membership Status
Meal Choice
*REQUIRED* Name (Last, First)
*REQUIRED* License Number

ACCCOS Membership Drive:
Financial Planning Seminar for Optometrists - Free, Open to All Optometrists
Please join us to learn about student loan payments, purchasing a new practice/home, saving for retirement, and more!
This lecture will be DIFFERENT from last year's and will have more opportunity for incorporation of what YOU want to learn more about. Please submit questions, comments, concerns, examples of financial topics you want addressed with your RSVP!
Date: Sunday, October 9, 2016
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: TBA
Speaker: Marshall Weintraub
Host: Finity Group, LLC & ACCCOS
Lunch will be provided. 
Open to all optometrists - ACCCOS members, COA members, and non-members


Please fill out this google doc and/or e-mail: acccos.membership@gmail.com with your full name, grad yr, OD school, and questions/topics to discuss.

Please RSVP as soon as you can, so we can plan the location space accordingly. Another e-mail will come when the
location is finalized (will be in or close to East Bay).
Please RSVP by September 15th.
For more information, please click here to download a flyer.



Kristine Eng named Optometrist of the Year



As an optometrist, one of the most meaningful recognitions that we get as eye doctors is from our patients, but next to that, the most meaningful is from our colleagues. Being selected to receive the recognition of OD of the Year from our own colleagues has very special meaning.

Dr. Kristine Eng graduated from the UC Berkeley School of Optometry in 1998.  She was awarded the ACCCOS Young Optometrist of the Year in 2009, and the American Optometric Association Young Optometrist of the Year in 2005 for her service to her community as well as the optometric profession. She also had the honor of being included in Vision Monday's 2006 "Fifty Most Influential Women in Optometry."

The last few years she has dedicated more time locally and enjoys participating on the local preschool board as well as being an active member of the Lamorinda Moms Club. In her free time she enjoys skiing, golfing and traveling with her family. In the photo is her husband, Michael T. Smith, Kristine Eng, and her two children, Anarose and Pierson.




Just a reminder to sign up for the upcoming Installation Meeting by April 5th in order to meet the Early Bird deadline. We look forward to seeing you there!


Andrea De Souza wins COA Young OD of the Year award

ACCCOS' own Dr. Andrea De Souza won COA Young OD of the Year for 2015 and was awarded at this year's House of Delegates meeting. Dr. De Souza, a native Canadian, received her Doctor of Optometry degree from the New England College of Optometry and completed her residency training in Primary Care and Contact Lens at the UC Berkeley School of Optometry. Today, Dr. De Souza works as a clinical instructor at the UC Berkeley School of Optometry teaching third and fourth year students in the field of ocular disease, contact lenses and primary care. She also provides pre-operative and post- operative care at the University's Refractive Surgery Center and assists in the glaucoma certification of Optometrists during Glaucoma Grand Rounds lectures at UC Berkeley.

Since 2014 she has served on the board of the Alameda and Contra Costa Counties Optometric Society, first as Director of Education and currently as President-Elect. She has published two articles in COA's Online CE on the topics of Herpetic Epithelial Keratitis and Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada Syndrome. 


Upcoming Events

  • Apr 9
    2017 Installation Event,  Pleasanton

Celebrating ACCCOS Membership Milestones

Celebrating ACCCOS Membership Milestones

Jeffrey Lewis, O.D.  - 10 years                       
Nicole Sim, O.D.  - 10 years                          
Jennifer Ong, O.D.  - 25 years
Stephanie Baba, O.D.  - 40 years
Deborah Diane Chew, O.D. - 40 years
Gary Louie, O.D. - 40 years                        
Gilbert Matsuoka, O.D. - 40 years
Philip Mill, O.D. - 50 years

New Member Profile

New member profile:
Carlo Castro, O.D.


 Dr. Carlo Castro is a Northern California native from Vacaville, CA near Davis. He completed his undergraduate education at UC Berkeley where he marched in the University of California Marching Band playing the tenor drums and trombone while completing his Bachelors in Psychology. He is a graduate of the Southern California College of Optometry at Marshall B. Ketchum University in Fullerton, CA. He received scholarships for practice management and for his involvement with the Private Practice Club at SCCO.


Dr. Castro completed his clinical training in the Veterans Hospitals in Tucson, AZ and West Los Angeles, as well as at the military hospital at Travis Air Force Base. He previously worked as an associate for the Sacramento Optometric Group downtown Sacramento. Currently he is an associate at the Solano Eye Specialists in Vacaville and Fairfield where he focuses on treatment and management on glaucoma and diabetic eye disease as well as contact lens fittings. He aspires to own his own optometric clinic either in the Bay Area or in Southern California.

In his free time, Dr. Castro enjoys playing tennis, cycling and hiking.