Paraoptometric Highlights

Optometry's Meeting returns in 2021 with a reimagined program that intersects optometric practice solutions and integrated, paraoptometric-specific continuing education and professional development with the influential networking experiences that sets our profession's premier conference apart. So, what's in store for #OM2021? Take a look at the paraoptometric highlights.

Safety measures and protocols will be in place for all education, programs and events throughout Optometry's Meeting.

NEW! Leaders Summit
Wednesday, June 23 & Saturday, June 26

Optometry's Meeting truly distinguishes itself as the place where optometry's leaders convene and so new this year, the AOA will convene its Leaders Summit volunteer work meeting concurrent to the conference schedule. This alignment of leading volunteers and advocates ensures a meeting-of-the-minds atmosphere where optometry remains foremost.

Paraoptometric Awards Luncheon Celebration, sponsored by Alcon
Thursday, June 24

Don't miss this annual celebration of AOA associate-member paraoptometrics, honored for their outstanding and significant contributions to the profession. Open to all paraoptometric staff, the luncheon includes a short message and awards ceremony.

Paraoptometric Idea Exchange
Thursday, June 24

Join us for this open forum where you and your peers will have time to discuss challenges and opportunities. This is your chance to network and share information on local issues, education opportunities and ideas on how to grow membership.

Exhibit Hall
Friday, June 25 & Saturday, June 26

Optometry's Meeting returns its renowned Exhibit Hall, featuring industry leaders and vendors that can help give you a leg up in practice. Take a break from your CE schedule and join us in the Hall to visit with our exhibitors and sponsors, find business and practice solutions, and grow your networking connections.

Optometry Cares®—The AOA Foundation 5K Run/Walk
Saturday, June 26

Optometry Cares®—The AOA Foundation is bringing its 5K Run/Walk to Denver. Join us for a 3.1-mile run or walk with a positively scenic view! A race entry fee of $30 guarantees you a performance-blend T-shirt and 5K medal. Awards will be presented to top age-division finishers and overall winners. Be sure to sign up for the 5K when you register your Optometry's Meeting attendance.

Celebration of Optometry, sponsored by AOAExcel
Saturday, June 26

Send Optometry's Meeting off with a party! Join your colleagues as we recognize the 2021-2022 AOA and AOSA Boards of Trustees, and expect an evening to remember as we celebrate with food and live entertainment.