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Event Overview:

The American Academy of Optometry’s Annual Meeting provides a diverse array of groundbreaking research in optometry and vision science and relevant education on the latest practices.

To provide the highest quality continuing education and the most current vision science research, the Academy's annual meeting includes nearly 300 hours of Lectures & Workshops, symposia, and scientific lecture and poster presentations over 4 days. The Academy's Annual Meeting provides a diverse array of groundbreaking research in optometry and vision science and relevant education on the latest practices. The Annual Meeting also features an extensive exhibit hall displaying a variety of optometric products and services. 

Attendee Information:

Who can attend?

The Annual Meeting is open to optometrists, vision scientists, ophthalmologists, students, and anyone else who may be interested in optometric continuing education and research. 

Reasons to Attend Academy 2019
# 1. Get the CE Credits You Need
Obtain up to 35 hours COPE approved CE credit, all in one meeting! We’ve designed our program so you don’t have to pre-register for courses in advance or pay per credit hour.

# 2. Enhance Your Practice
Stay up to date on techniques and practices to improve your level of patient care. Whether you’re a new graduate or a seasoned practitioner, this meeting provides the critical information you need.

# 3. Network and Connect
From the exhibit hall to the exciting social events, this meeting offers a host of opportunities to build your network of fellow clinicians, vision scientists, and industry professionals.

# 4. Be on the Cutting Edge
Our program lineup includes top-notch scientific research as well as practical and clinically relevant information. The exhibit hall also enables you to access the latest optometric products and technology.

Experience a First-Class Exhibit Hall!

Stop by the Exhibit Hall to see all the latest technologies and services our exhibitors have to offer! Talk with company representatives on how their products can make your practice grow.

Exhibitor Information:

This is the most comprehensive optometry meeting in the world and represents the full spectrum of optometry leaders, vision science professionals and decision-makers. Your participation at this meeting offers unequalled opportunities to be present among other leaders in the eye care industry and to showcase your products and services to the vision science community.

For your organization this presents a unique exhibiting opportunity that will allow you to:

• Reach new prospects

• Create and promote awareness of your products and services

• Increase sales and ROI

• Demonstrate equipment to key buyers

• Reap the benefits of face to face time with customers

The Academy’s Annual Meeting provides the highest quality continuing education for attendee that is designed for their specialty and interests, focused on best practices and the most current vision science research.

To achieve their objectives, our attendees seek practical solutions from organizations and companies like yours, that exhibit the latest products and innovations.

About AAO:

Founded in 1922, the American Academy of Optometry is committed to promoting the art and science of vision care through lifelong learning.

The optometry field is constantly changing. To provide the highest quality continuing education and the most current vision science research, the Academy's annual meeting includes nearly 300 hours of Lectures & Workshops, symposia, and scientific lecture and poster presentations over 4 days. And, besides all that, the Academy is FUN!

Don't wait to register for the AAO Academy 2019 Philadelphia - American Academy of Optometry. You'll meet influential people and maximize your opportunities for success. Start now by accessing the information below.

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Conference/Event Dates: 11/06/2019 - 11/09/2019
Classification: B2B
Primary Industry: Ophthalmology/Optometry
Other Industries: Ophthalmology/Optometry, Professional Healthcare
Estimated Attendance: 6,000
Audience: Optometrists and PhDs
in Vision Science, Optometry Students, Other Professionals
Notes: Past Attendee Statistics:

56% Optometrists and Vision Scientists
22% Students/Residents
19% Exhibitors
3% Other Professionals
Venue: Philadelphia Convention Center
Venue Phone: (800) 428-9000
Venue Type: Indoor - Convention Center
Number of Exhibitors:150+ (2014) (Previous Year)
Show Owner:American Academy of Optometry (AAO)
Show Manager:AAO
Sponsorship: Yes
Sponsorship Details: Gain increased exposure both inside and outside the Exhibit Hall by becoming an Academy Corporate Support Partner.

The American Academy of Optometry offers outstanding
corporate support opportunities designed to meet your marketing and financial goals, and we realize every company is different. We can work with you to develop a customized package. Your corporate support contribution provides valuable education programs and networking events during the Annual Meeting and continues throughout the year.

Booth Size Booth Cost   Available Amenities
10' x 10 Inline $2,800   Electricity: Yes - Unknown Price
10' x 10' Corner $3,050   Water: n/a
10' x 10' Non-Profit $800 (subject to availability)   Generator: n/a
20' x 20' (or larger) Island $28.00 per sq. ft. / Prices are subject to change.   Marketing Vehicles Allowed: Yes
Other Booth Sizes Available: n/a

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Past Exhibitors and Corporate Partners:

ABB Optical Group

Abbott Medical Optics

Acuity Pro/VisionScience Software, Inc

Advanced Ocular Care

Akorn /Advanced Vision Research -



Alden Optical

All About Vision


Amcon Laboratories

American Academy of Optometry

American Board of Certification in

Medical Optometry

American Board of Optometry

American Optometric Foundation

Applied Medical Systems, Inc.

Arctic Group of Companies

Art Optical Contact Lens Inc.


Avesis, Inc.

Bausch & Lomb


Blanchard Contact Lens, Inc.

Blue View Vision

Brien Holden Vision Institute

Bruder Healthcare Company

Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc.

Carl Zeiss Vision, Inc

Central Data Storage

Chadwick Optical


CooperVision, Inc.

Designs for Vision

DGH Technology, Inc.

Diagnosys LLC

Diopsys LLC

Elsevier, Inc.

Enhanced Vision

Envision University

Eschenbach Optik of America

Essilor of America

Eye Designs

Eye Photo Systems Inc.


EyeMed Vision Care

Fashion Optical Displays

Fellows Doing Research SIG

Firefox Systems Group

First Vision Media Group, Inc.

Freedom Scientific Inc.

Freedom Meditec

Good Lite

Haag-Streit/Reliance USA

HAI Laboratories, Inc.

Hawaiian Moon

HealthCare Professional Funding


Heidelberg Engineering


Hoya Vision Care


Hydrogel Vision Corporation



Infinite Therapeutics

Innova Systems, Inc.


Jasper Ridge, maker of VisionEdge™

Keeler Instruments

King Devick Test

Konan Medical USA

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Wolters

Kluwer Health


Lombart Instrument

Low Vision Readers LLC

LS&S Products Inc.

M&S Technologies

Macular Degeneration Partnership

Maculogix, Inc.



Metro Optics

National Keratoconus Foundation

National Library of Medicine

National Vision Inc.

Nicox, Inc.

No Pills No Shots, LLC

NOVA Southeastern University

Ocular Nutrition Society

Oculus, Inc.

Ocusoft, Inc.

Ocutech Inc.

Ophthalmic Instruments & Consulting


Optometry Giving Sight

Optometry Times





Paragon Vision Sciences

PentaVision LLC

Practice Director

Precision Vision

Presenta Nova Inc.

Primary Care Optometry News

Quantel Medical

Reichert, Inc.

Review of Optometry

Rhein EyeSolutions

Sensor Medical Technology

Smith Optics


Sterero Optical

Sucampo Pharma Americas LLC


Tear Lab


Technology Solutions Providers, Inc.



Topcon Medical Systems, Inc.

Tru-Form Optics

Unilens Corporation

Valley Contax, Inc.

Veatch Instruments


Vmax Vision Inc

VOLK Optical


VSP Global/Vision Care

VSP Optics Group


Wells Fargo Practice Finance

X-Cel Contacts

Younger Optics

Zeavision, LLC

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