Education Highlights

Optometry's Meeting® offers five days of education starting Wednesday, June 21 at 10:30AM and ending Sunday, June 25 at 12PM. For details and complete course schedule, see the 2017 Education Grids.

Engaging, Relatable, Practical New Courses for 2017!

In the Pipeline
Where is optometry heading? Wednesday, June 21, 10:30-11:30am and 12:30-3pm

Joint OD-Paraoptometric Courses
Fifteen courses offered Wednesday, June 21 through Saturday, June 24

Match Game
Can you match the answers given by our expert panelists? Thursday, June 22, 9-11am

30-Minute Evidence Based Case Studies
Seven courses on Friday, June 23

CE After Dark!
Get an additional six hours of CE in the evening. Casual dress. Friday, June 23, 6pm-midnight.

ePoster Sessions
The Scientific Poster Sessions have gone digital! With state-of-the-art technology, you will now be able to see presentations with 3D models, animations and videos. Optometric professionals will present interesting cases and unique research and conduct extended discussions of their research. Thursday, June 22, 6-7pm; Friday, June 23, 1-2pm and 4-5pm; Saturday, June 24, 9-10am and 12-1pm.

Back in 2017 by Popular Demand

OD Talks: Virtual and Augmented Reality
We are entering a future in which we navigate the digital world primarily through sight, the same way we do the natural world. Speakers from YouTube and Vivid Vision will help us understand how new, nonoptometric technologies will affect the optometric world and our patients. Wednesday, June 21, 3-5pm

OD Crossfire and Pardon the Objection Series
Taken from the popular CNN show of the same name, the OD Crossfire Series uses an open format to debate and challenge current treatment and diagnostic practices. These courses encourage audience participation and opposing views.

The Pardon the Objection Series is a rapid-fire, fast-paced discussion and lively debate by a panel of respected experts. Tired of long lectures? Then this presentation style is for you! Sub-topics of the course will be limited to ten minutes. At the end of ten minutes, the discussion will move to the next topic.

Master New Skills in Hands-On Workshops
Ten hands-on workshops offer doctors of optometry intensive training with direct supervision from the experts on the following topics: periocular injections, dry eye, laser therapy, gonioscopy, scleral lenses, amniotic membranes, OCT, myopia management, infant examinations and sports vision. Each workshop will have a low participant to instructor ratio. Advance registration is required to attend a workshop. The workshops will fill fast, so register early!

Education in the Round
Don't miss this unique course format! This series takes place in a CE room with a unique set-up.  Instead of the typical theater seating, the audience is arranged in a circle around the speakers. Instead of a typical screen and projector, there are large flat screen TVs strategically placed for attendees to see the presentation. The series will facilitate lively discussion and interactive presentations with the speaker(s) moving throughout and engaging the audience.

Best of 2017 Poster Session - Current Research that You Should Incorporate into Your Mode of Practice Now!
This is a fast-paced, dynamic course that features the most clinically relevant, timely research chosen as AOA's Best of 2017 Poster Session by the poster committee members. The course will feature AOA's Best of 2017 top five poster authors. Saturday 2-4pm

Continuing Education with Examination
Certain optometric courses have been selected to offer CEE certification for course attendees. Click here to access the 2017 CEE courses. After attending a CEE course, a form will be available for you to mark the test number(s) you are requesting. At the conclusion of Optometry's Meeting, the test(s) you request will be mailed to the address printed on the form you submit.

Sunday Continuing Education
Conclude Optometry's Meeting with four hours of education taught by the lecture team of Ron Melton, OD, and Randall Thomas, OD. Drs. Melton and Thomas have lectured nationally and internationally on ocular disease and pharmacology at more than 800 medical continuing education meetings.