Section 14. Every optometric service corporation is hereby declared to be a charitable corporation. No such corporation shall be liable for injuries resulting from negligence or malpractice on the part of any participating optometrist, nor shall it be liable for the cost of optometric services to which the subscriber or covered dependent may be entitled under the provisions of chapter 152. Every such corporation shall be exempt from all provisions of the insurance laws of the commonwealth, except as otherwise provided in this chapter. The property of every such corporation shall be exempt from all state and local taxes.