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Florida Society of Ophthalmology Co-Sponsors Vision Summit at Florida State Capitol

Tallahassee-The Florida Society of Ophthalmology (FSO) co-sponsored the Eighth Annual Florida Vision Summit today at the Florida State Capitol. The Vision Summit, hosted by the Florida Legislature's Vision Caucus and the Florida Association of Agencies Serving the Blind (FAASB), educates those living with vision loss and promotes the importance of maintaining early-intervention services for blind babies.

"Our mission at the Florida Society of Ophthalmology is to promote the highest standard of eye care throughout the state of Florida, and participating in the annual Vision Summit is a proud tradition for our society and our physician members," said Jaime Membreno, MD, President of the FSO. "We are grateful for the efforts of our colleagues at the FAASB for educating Florida families about the resources available to blind and visually-impaired individuals."

The FSO, the preeminent professional association for medical and osteopathic doctors who specialize in vision care, represents more than 500 medical doctors across Florida. The FSO has sponsored and participated in the Vision Summit since its inception.

"Coming together with the many other organizations in the state that advocate for quality eye care is a priority for the FSO. We are committed to raising awareness about the importance of eye health and the impact it can have on an individual’s overall health. We are proud to join with the Florida Vision Caucus and the FAASB here today to discuss important eye care initiatives for Floridians."

About Dr. Membreno:

Jaime Membreno, MD, of Retina Macula Specialists in Orlando and Kissimmee, is a third generation board certified ophthalmologist. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, fellow of the American College of Surgeons, fellow of the American Society of Retina Specialists and President of the Florida Society of Ophthalmology.

The Florida Society of Ophthalmology (FSO) has a rich history of serving patients since its founding in 1939 as the Florida Society of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology. Today, the organization represents more than 500 physician members throughout the state and is focused on advancing patient care and protecting the medical specialty of ophthalmology. For more information, please visit the FSO website at




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