Q: Will all registrants be refunded?
A: Yes. All Optometry's Meeting® registration fees will be refunded without penalty. This will include any additional costs paid for workshops and/or the Optometry Cares 5K Run/Walk.
Q: How will my registration be cancelled? Do I have to do anything?
A: All Optometry's Meeting and Optometry Cares 5K Run/Walk registrations will be cancelled on the attendee's behalf and, if applicable, they will be refunded the fees in the same method they were made. For example, if one paid via credit card, their credit card will be refunded and a confirmation email will be sent.
Q: I made a hotel reservation through AOA/Optometry's Meeting Room Block. Do I need to cancel this reservation?
A: A: All hotel reservations booked within Optometry's Meeting's block will be canceled on the attendee's behalf. The credit card used to secure the reservation was only to hold the reservation and not charged, therefore a refund will not be necessary. Those who booked a room within the block will receive an email confirmation once the cancellation has been processed. In the next ten business days, you will receive confirmation of your hotel reservation cancellation.
Q: When can I expect the refund to show up on my account?
A: In the next ten business days, you will receive confirmation of your meeting registration cancellation and that your refund is being processed. This credit may take a week or more to show on your account depending on your banking institution.
Q: If I booked a hotel outside of the Optometry's Meeting block, how can I get a refund?
Optometry's Meeting is not responsible for reservations made outside of our official hotel block. You will need to contact the hotel directly to cancel your reservation. Many hotels have cancellation policies in place.
Q: I made an additional donation to Optometry Cares-The AOA Foundation when I registered for Optometry's Meeting. Will that be refunded as well?
No, donations made to Optometry Cares-The AOA Foundation during the registration process are not being refunded. You can expect a donation letter and receipt in the coming weeks. For questions about donations, contact Foundation@aoa.org.
Q: How can I donate my refunded registration fee to Optometry Cares-The AOA Foundation?
You can make a tax-deductible donation to Optometry Cares by clicking here
Q: Will I still receive my AOA+ travel grant or AOA+ advocate travel grant?
A: No, due to Optometry's Meeting being canceled, we will not be providing travel grants.
Q: What can I do to get an airfare refund? A: Currently, many airlines are providing flight flexibility with regards to change fees and cancelations for certain travel dates. It is best to reach out to your airline provider directly for clarification and details. Optometry's Meeting is not responsible for attendee airfare refunds.
Q: I canceled my registration already and was charged a $50 fee. Can I get that refunded?
A: All cancellation fees have been removed and/or refunded.
If you have any questions about registration refunds, please contact Expo Logic:
Optometry's Meeting 2020 c/o Expo Logic
553 Foundry Rd, East Norriton, PA 19428
Q: Will the AOA be offering the CE that would have been at OM virtually/online?
We will proceed in offering continuing education for doctors and paraoptometrics using a virtual platform. More details including dates and times will be forthcoming.
Q: What is happening with the continuing education courses for Optometry's Meeting?
A: We will proceed in offering continuing education for doctors and paraoptometrics using a virtual platform. More details including dates and times will be forthcoming.
Q: I am supposed to teach a course at Optometry's Meeting, what do I do now?
You can reach out to AOA Director of Education Programs, Sarah Sutherland
, if you have specific questions relating to speaking at Optometry's Meeting.
Q: Will there be virtual options for AOA+ Leadership Link or Pop-Up sessions?
A: Yes, the AOA and AOSA are working on virtual options to offer students and new doctors education and networking.
Q: I was supposed to exhibit at Optometry's Meeting. What do I do now? A:
If you were planning to exhibit at Optometry's Meeting 2020, we will work with each exhibitor on an individual basis. Please contact AOA Exhibits & Sponsorship Manager, Kellie Rodrigue