Education Highlights

Clinical Highlights

These programs will feature a deep dive into comprehensive ocular disease diagnosis, treatment and management; as well as contact lenses, therapeutics and state-of-the-art imaging technology - all designed to bolster the quality and consistency of care in your practice.

  • Anterior Segment
  • Contact Lens
  • Dry Eye/Ocular Surface Disease
  • General Optometry
  • Retina
  • Cataract and Refractive
  • Ophthalmic Lens and Dispensary
  • Glaucoma
  • Hands on Workshops
  • New Technology
  • Pediatrics, Systemic Disease and Neuro
  • Pharmacology
  • Posterior Segment and Macular Degeneration
  • Surgery

Optometrist

NEW! Myopia Track

Myopia is one of the most common conditions that Optometrists in practice see, with one-third of the population affected. This track presents opportunities for clinicians to educate patients, integrate new prevention methods and strategies to manage and slow the progression of myopia.

NEW! The Leadership Forum: Inspire, Transform and Drive Change with Roberto Monaco

Leadership is influence. Effective leaders possess the skills and knowledge to persuade others into action. They set the tone and direction for the organization, understand the impact they have on others, and effectively communicate the culture and vision for those they lead. Fortunately, leadership is not a gift bestowed upon a lucky few, but rather a skill that can be learned by anyone willing to commit the time and effort to master the skills of today's most effective leaders.

The Leadership Forum: Inspire, Transform and Change will teach you how to increase your leadership effectiveness, eliminate a negative mindset, embrace and implement change and improve your communication skills to allow you to unlock your greatest leadership potential.

NEW! Innovation Series

Differentiating your business means learning about and staying ahead of trends and introducing innovative products and services. Explore what's new and next with courses that will help you re-imagine the status-quo and move your business forward into the future.

NEW! FREE! March Madness: Case Challenges in Optometry - Optimizing Ocular Imaging

In the spirit of March Madness, panelists will compete against each other by presenting interesting cases highlighting imaging technology.  The audience decides who wins each match via attendee interactive polling technology. The competition is fierce and the stakes are high as the loser goes home and the winner advances until the final showdown. Come be a part of this unique program that captures the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat as a champion gets crowned.

FREE! Global Contact Lens Forum

This free, informative and highly attended ‘meeting within a meeting’ provides attendees with practical, timely tips in both clinical and business processes that will take your specialty contact lens practice to the next level.  Don’t miss the panel of respected, highly successful specialty lens fitters who will provide keen insight on how to start, grow and thrive in specialty lens practice in the 21st Century.  This will be followed by grand rounds case presentations highlighting how to integrate advance technology in specialty contact lens practice.  Finally, take a logical and methodical deep dive into billing and coding in specialty contact lens practice. 

FREE! Vision Series

This all-new-for-2019 format invites you to grab a bite to eat or drink and continue learning over breakfast or lunch. Take a break from the exhibit hall or formal classroom as industry leaders address the latest clinical innovations in a relaxed and collaborative learning environment. Then put theory into practice by heading back into the exhibit hall to connect and build on your classroom learning.

FREE! Innovation Stage

Located in the Medical Pavilion, the all-new Innovation Stage features free exhibitor-sponsored content for all attendees. Learn about the latest products and services over complimentary snacks and beverages in a casual, soft-seating environment.

OptiCon @ Vision Expo

OptiCon @ Vision Expo is designed to provide your staff with the highest quality and most affordable opportunity to learn, source and network with peers. Now bigger and better than ever, your staff will have access to a comprehensive package that includes quality education, tailored special events including a general session and welcome party, as well as access to discounted rates at a dedicated OptiCon hotel.

Low Vision

According to the World Health Organization, 246 million people suffer with low vision which results from a variety of diseases, disorders, and injuries that affect the eye. The need for diagnosis, treatment options and patient and caregiver education is tremendous as well as rewarding. Join your peers as experts in this field share the latest on how technology and innovative products are positively impacting your ability to improve your patients’ quality of life. From devices to lens tech and artificial intelligence, low vision care can differentiate your practice and build loyalty and word of mouth referrals.

Scleral Lens Track

Scleral lens fitting is one of the fastest growing segments of specialty contact lens practice.  Their impact can be profound and life changing, both to the patient and the practice.  This tract will provide comprehensive and highly clinical information on how to select a scleral lens design for both basic and advance cases, how to assess the fit and how to solve problems that may develop.  Learn skills that will take your abilities and patient satisfaction to the next level.

Owner's and Manager's Essentials Program

Reflecting today's biggest business challenges, this program for owners, managers and key decision makers will focus on the business side of optometry, including strategies doctors need to grow your business. Critical areas of focus include marketing your practice, growing and transitioning your practice, measuring financial success, building a great staff, competing in a digitally connected world, and building the ultimate optical business.

Optician

OptiCon @ Vision Expo

The industry’s premier Optician, Contact Lens Technician and Opthalmic Allied Professional education program is now part of the largest gathering of eyewear and eyecare professionals in the Americas. You’ll have access to the OptiCon programing that you have come to expect, along with expanded educational, sourcing and networking opportunities

The OptiCon @ Vision Expo General Session

NEW! The Leadership Forum: Inspire, Transform and Drive Change with Roberto Monaco

Leadership is influence. Effective leaders possess the skills and knowledge to persuade others into action. They set the tone and direction for the organization, understand the impact they have on others, and effectively communicate the culture and vision for those they lead. Fortunately, leadership is not a gift bestowed upon a lucky few, but rather a skill that can be learned by anyone willing to commit the time and effort to master the skills of today's most effective leaders.

The Leadership Forum: Inspire, Transform and Change will teach you how to increase your leadership effectiveness, eliminate a negative mindset, embrace and implement change and improve your communication skills to allow you to unlock your greatest leadership potential.

NEW! Innovation Series

Differentiating your business means learning about and staying ahead of trends and introducing innovative products and services. Explore what's new and next with courses that will help you re-imagine the status-quo and move your business forward into the future.

FREE! Global Contact Lens Forum

This free, informative and highly attended ‘meeting within a meeting’ provides attendees with practical, timely tips in both clinical and business processes that will take your specialty contact lens practice to the next level.  Don’t miss the panel of respected, highly successful specialty lens fitters who will provide keen insight on how to start, grow and thrive in specialty lens practice in the 21st Century.  This will be followed by grand rounds case presentations highlighting how to integrate advance technology in specialty contact lens practice.  Finally, take a logical and methodical deep dive into billing and coding in specialty contact lens practice. 

FREE! Innovation Stage

Located in the Medical Pavilion, the all-new Innovation Stage features free exhibitor-sponsored content for all attendees. Learn about the latest products and services over complimentary snacks and beverages in a casual, soft-seating environment.

Owner's and Manager's Essentials Program

Reflecting today's biggest business challenges, this program for owners, managers and key decision makers will focus on the business side of optical, including strategies you need to grow your business. Critical areas of focus include marketing your practice, growing and transitioning your practice, measuring financial success, building a great staff, competing in a digitally connected world, and building the ultimate optical business.

Hands on Classes

These courses are designed to explore techniques that will expand your skill set and make you the most valuable member of the team. Explore new practice procedures that you may never have considered to enhance your patients’ needs.

Business and Practice Expertise

What business issues keep you up at night? The Business and Practice Expertise track is designed to help you rest easy with more than 31 hours of education related to five key areas: Leadership; Customer Experience; Human Resources; Data; and Profitability and Growth. Immerse yourself in this actionable, business-focused content, and return home with solutions you can implement immediately.

Contact Lens Track

Technology and innovation is changing faster and faster. Lens designs and fitting techniques are essential to maintaining your expertise as an Optician, Contact Lens Practitioner and Ophthalmic Allied Professional. This series of classes will help you flourish and excel in your practice while benefitting your patients as well.  You will discover information to propel you to the next level!

Clinical Concepts for Opticians, Contact Lens Practitioners and Allied Health Professionals

Designed for Opticians, Ophthalmic Assistants, Contact Lens Practitioners, and Allied Ophthalmic Health Professionals, this education series will address key areas of interest, including eye strain, pharmacology, history taking, and refraction. These sessions will not only expand your knowledge, but will increase the value you bring to your patients and practice

Office/Practice Manager

NEW! The Leadership Forum: Inspire, Transform and Drive Change with Roberto Monaco

Leadership is influence. Effective leaders possess the skills and knowledge to persuade others into action. They set the tone and direction for the organization, understand the impact they have on others, and effectively communicate the culture and vision for those they lead. Fortunately, leadership is not a gift bestowed upon a lucky few, but rather a skill that can be learned by anyone willing to commit the time and effort to master the skills of today's most effective leaders.

The Leadership Forum: Inspire, Transform and Change will teach you how to increase your leadership effectiveness, eliminate a negative mindset, embrace and implement change and improve your communication skills to allow you to unlock your greatest leadership potential.

NEW! Innovation Series

Differentiating your business means learning about and staying ahead of trends and introducing innovative products and services. Explore what's new and next with courses that will help you re-imagine the status-quo and move your business forward into the future.

Owner's and Manager's Essentials Program

Reflecting today's biggest business challenges, this program for owners, managers and key decision makers will focus on the business side of optical, including strategies you need to grow your business. Critical areas of focus include marketing your practice, growing and transitioning your practice, measuring financial success, building a great staff, competing in a digitally connected world, and building the ultimate optical business.

FREE! Innovation Stage

Located in the Medical Pavilion, the all-new Innovation Stage features free exhibitor-sponsored content for all attendees. Learn about the latest products and services over complimentary snacks and beverages in a casual, soft-seating environment.

Optical/Retail Buyer

NEW! The Leadership Forum: Inspire, Transform and Drive Change with Roberto Monaco

Leadership is influence. Effective leaders possess the skills and knowledge to persuade others into action. They set the tone and direction for the organization, understand the impact they have on others, and effectively communicate the culture and vision for those they lead. Fortunately, leadership is not a gift bestowed upon a lucky few, but rather a skill that can be learned by anyone willing to commit the time and effort to master the skills of today's most effective leaders.

The Leadership Forum: Inspire, Transform and Change will teach you how to increase your leadership effectiveness, eliminate a negative mindset, embrace and implement change and improve your communication skills to allow you to unlock your greatest leadership potential.

NEW! Innovation Series

Differentiating your business means learning about and staying ahead of trends and introducing innovative products and services. Explore what's new and next with courses that will help you re-imagine the status-quo and move your business forward into the future.

Owner's and Manager's Essentials Program

Reflecting today's biggest business challenges, this program for owners, managers and key decision makers will focus on the business side of optical, including strategies you need to grow your business. Critical areas of focus include marketing your practice, growing and transitioning your practice, measuring financial success, building a great staff, competing in a digitally connected world, and building the ultimate optical business.





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