About Optometry's Meeting®

The 126th Annual AOA Congress & 55th Annual AOSA Conference: Optometry’s Meeting® will be held June 21-24, 2023, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in downtown Washington, D.C. As the profession’s premier annual event, Optometry’s Meeting brings together optometric and industry professionals from across the nation for four days of networking and leadership opportunities alongside peerless, contemporary optometric continuing education, as well as a unique focus on professional advocacy.

Welcome to Optometry's Meeting

The annual meeting of both the AOA and AOSA, Optometry’s Meeting unites the profession’s leaders to advance optometry and engage the associations’ official business while also delivering an impactful conference experience that promotes continued practice success and job-readiness skills for every stage of attendees’ career.

Offering four days of CE and professional development in contemporary topics, ranging from optometric surgical procedures to diagnostic, treatment and management options for patients’ eye health and vision care, emerging technological developments and research, and skill-building and training opportunities for paraoptometric staff in all facets of practice roles, Optometry’s Meeting renowned educational opportunities supports every member of the care team.

Engage these impactful networking, leadership and education opportunities alongside an expansive exhibit hall, called the Eye Care Square, with the latest ophthalmic goods and services, business solutions and industry connections that help position your optometry practice for success. Visit our vendors and industry representatives to learn how you can position your practice or career for success.

This year, Optometry’s Meeting will incorporate the AOA’s single-largest federal advocacy event, AOA on Capitol Hill, and a newly reimagined optometry student, faculty and new doctor event, AOA+, into the overall conference as the profession convenes in our nation’s capital.

Like no other conference, Optometry’s Meeting gives every attendee an unprecedented opportunity to effect lasting change in our profession and make the AOA a stronger, more effective advocate for the quality care doctors of optometry provide their patients.

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Start planning your Optometry’s Meeting® experience in Washington, D.C., June 21-24, with your very own 2023 Conference Preview, available exclusively in our mobile-friendly, digital format.

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