2009 is shaping up to be an exiting year indeed! In addition to implementing some exciting changes at Bright Eyes and many projects I have planned for home, I have been elected President of the Hillsborough Society of Optometrists. It is an honor to lead this group, and it will certainly will be a challenge, but I am looking forward to the opportunity to devote time to the profession that I love.
The Hillsborough Society of Optometrists (HSO) is a county-wide organization that is composed of approximately 85 eye doctors who live and work in Hillsborough County. The members practice in all types of settings and have diverse specialty interests such as contact lenses, low vision, and vision therapy.
HSO has had a long tradition of providing services for members, patients, and the local community. I am proud to be working with local doctors, as well as the the societies of the surrounding counties, to continue this work.
The local societies together compose the Florida Optometric Association. The mission of the Florida Optometric Association is to advance and promote the quality, availability, accessibility of primary eye care and related health care of Florida's citizens; to represent the profession of optometry; to enhance and promote the independent and ethical decision-making of its members; and to assist and enable optometric physicians to practice their profession so as to ensure the highest standards of patient care.
My first official duty as HSO President is to attend a leadership meeting this weekend in Miami. From then on, the activities will be much closer to home!
Nathan Bonilla-Warford, OD
Bright Eyes Family Vision Care
Located in the Westchase area of Tampa.