2018 Student Highlights

Join the festivities as the AOSA celebrates its 50th anniversary!AOSA 50th

Wednesday, June 20

5:30-8pm: New AOSA logo will be unveiled at the Opening General Session

Thursday, June 21

3:30pm: AOSA 50th Anniversary Celebration with Cake Cutting and Champagne Toast in the Exhibit Hall

Sponsored by Johnson & Johnson Vision and Allergan

Saturday, June 23

6-8pm: AOSA Spotlight Featuring AOSA Legends

Sponsored by Alcon


Sponsored by Johnson & Johnson Vision

AOA+ Keynote Speaker Alexa von Tobel

Friday, June 22, 2-3:30pmAlexa von Tobel

AOA+ speaker Alexa von Tobel is back by popular demand after her keynote address at the AOA+ event at Optometry's Meeting 2017. The young entrepreneur and best-selling author, von Tobel will present easily applicable financial planning advice that will help mitigate climbing student debt and prepare for the future.

AOA+ Leadership Link

AOA+ Leadership Link provides an exclusive opportunity to students and new doctors to help them make the transition from optometry student or recent graduate to doctor of optometry. Optometric leaders from around the nation meet with students in a small group setting to share experiences and offer resources and guidance. For more information and to register for AOA+ Leadership Link, contact Stacey Struckhoff at sstruckhoff@aoa.orgAOA+ Leadership Link

Thursday, June 21, 4-5pm 

Friday, June 22, 9-10am

Saturday, June 23, 8:30-9:30am

Thursday, June 21

Essilor Optometry Student Bowl™ XVII and Reception


OSB Logo
College rivalries take center stage as 25 schools and colleges of optometry battle to be the smartest, loudest and most creative in the 27th Annual Essilor Optometry Student BowlTM. The high-speed, high-stakes test of optometric knowledge pits one champion from each school against all others, poised to buzz in with the right answer and bring home $1,000 and the coveted crystal trophy. Second- and third-place winners take home $750 and $500 respectively.

The equally celebrated Spirit Award honors the school with the most energy, best costumes and flashiest entrance; students ramp up for the must-attend event by putting together costumes, props and signs to cheer on their champion. Everyone is invited to the Student Bowl and the reception that immediately follows. Keep the energy flowing and party with your peers at the reception while you enjoy great food, drinks and warm camaraderie.  

Sponsored by Essilor

Relive the mayhem and awesome display of optometric knowledge at the 26th annual Essilor Optometry Student Bowl.

Friday, June 22

Optometric Residency Forum


Considering an optometric residency after graduation? Visit with residency directors about individual programs and application procedures. Get the inside scoop on the programs and people that make each residency a unique, challenging and diverse experience. This will be a great opportunity to ask questions and find the right program for you.

Student Education Course


Attend this course to receive your wristband to attend the Luxottica Live! party.
Sponsored by Luxottica Retail     

 90 mMintes to Open 100 Minds

Luxottica Live!


Luxottica Live! is always one of the most anticipated student events at Optometry's Meeting, and this year will be no exception! Stay tuned for more details about the location and theme of this year's party.

Students must attend the student course from 5-6pm to receive a wristband to attend.

Sponsored by Luxottica Retail

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