Learn. Lead. Connect...and Advocate.
Help shape the future of optometry and America's vision health at Optometry's Meeting 2017!
This year, Optometry's Meeting participants will have the unique opportunity to make a difference, not only for ourselves and our practices, but also for the health care of our patients. Having our meeting in Washington, D.C., will bring together an unparalleled group of thousands of optometric professionals to learn, lead, connect and advocatewith our colleagues.
LEARN. Earn an unprecedented 36.5 hours of continuing education credits over five days. Stay up to date on the latest technologies and advances in the industry.
LEAD. Participate in the House of Delegates and help lead the advancement of optometry, or attend public sessions to become better informed.
CONNECT. Meet with industry leaders in the exhibit hall and connect with colleagues at more than 100 networking events.
ADVOCATE. Advocacy is how we keep our profession strong, and the AOA and our members are an unrivaled force in D.C. Join others from your state to visit Congressional offices and experience firsthand the excitement and challenge of influencing policy and making your voice - and your patients' voices - heard.
Why Exhibit at Optometry’s Meeting?
Our Exhibit Hall has been around for more than a century and is well-known in the industry. You should exhibit at Optometry's Meeting® if your business requires ophthalmic professionals to succeed. The American Optometric Association has more than 39,000 members who are always looking for the latest and greatest products and services for their practice and patients.
We provide optometric professionals with the latest and greatest technologies and solutions that optometry has to offer with our wide-range of exhibitors. Our attendees know when they walk onto our floor they can expect to find everything they need to succeed: like how to become a paperless practice, the latest pharmaceutical research, the latest trends in contract lenses and frames, and the newest office equipment and services available. Furthermore, as the national association of optometry, we are also able to provide our patrons with the latest and greatest news on Capitol Hill, with updates on health care reform and health initiatives that effect optometry, the way they practice, and their patients every day.
On average Optometry’s Meeting® attracts 1,800 Optometrists, 280 Ophthalmic Professionals (paraoptometrics), and 1,000 Students of Optometry.
Need a few more reasons?
More decision-makers (specifically more practicing ODs) attend Optometry’s Meeting® than any other optometric meeting worldwide.
This is Optometry’s fastest-growing meeting. We have the education, the locations, and the programs that have now made Optometry’s Meeting® the largest in the country.
Optometry’s Meeting® offers exhibitors and attendees alike more non-compete hours for the exhibit hall than any other show.
Optometry’s Meeting® offers the best value for your exhibitor dollar. With the incorporation of the AOSA’s meeting into our Congress, we deliver the highest touch rate with both the decision-makers of today and tomorrow.
We can accommodate/facilitate your every need, for both first-time exhibitors and for those returning exhibitors who are upgrading their booth in size and features, to maximize your exposure and deliver your message.
This is “Optometry’s Meeting.” Optometry’s Meeting® is unparalleled in its uniqueness, imagination, and national exposure!
About the American Optometric Association (AOA):
The American Optometric Association is the leading authority on quality care and an advocate for our nation's health, representing more than 44,000 doctors of optometry (O.D.), optometric professionals and optometry students. Doctors of optometry take a leading role in patient care with respect to eye and vision care, as well as general health and well-being. As primary health care providers, doctors of optometry have extensive, ongoing training to examine, diagnose, treat and manage ocular disorders, diseases and injuries and systemic diseases that manifest in the eye. Doctors of optometry provide more than two-thirds of primary eye care in the U.S.
The AOSA represents more than 6,600 students attending the 23 schools and colleges of optometry throughout the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico. Each school has a unique AOSA chapter which works hard to raise thousands of dollars for community outreach and dedicates hundreds of hours in community service. Each school is represented on the AOSA Board by a Trustee and Trustee-Elect. These individuals are some of the hardest-working optometry students at all the schools. They have a deep passion for optometry and work to keep students informed about issues important to aspiring optometric physicians. Most importantly, these individuals work to be a channel of communication between the schools and the AOSA.