Elevate your optometric career: Why attend Optometry's Meeting® in 2024

Are you a doctor of optometry, optometric support staff member, practice manager, paraoptometric professional or student looking to grow your network and practice, build stronger optometric acumen, gain insights on the latest industry trends, advocate for the profession and more?

If so, there’s only one place you should be: Optometry’s Meeting® 2024!

Get amped and mark your calendars for Optometry’s Meeting in the Music City! Don’t miss your chance to attend industry-renowned continuing education, connect with colleagues and make a collective impact for our profession in Nashville, Tennessee, June 19-22, 2024. 




Attendees enjoying Optometry's Meeting opening session

But, why Optometry’s Meeting? Great question! There are so many reasons why you should attend Optometry’s Meeting. Here are just a few  (CLICK ▶ TO DROP DOWN):

Find business solutions and vendor connections for your practice
  • Eye Care Square: Explore the exhibit hall, called the Eye Care Square, where leading companies and organizations showcase their products, services and innovations. Get a firsthand look at cutting-edge equipment, software and eyewear trends that can elevate your practice and patient experience.
Earn valuable CE credits
  • Fulfill your CE requirements: Optometry's Meeting offers a convenient way to earn CE credits required for licensure and certification. Keep your professional credentials up to date while enjoying a dynamic learning environment.
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Stay at the forefront of care
  • Continuing education: At Optometry's Meeting, you'll have access to an extensive array of continuing education sessions, workshops and lectures. Stay updated on the latest research, technologies and treatment options that can enhance your patient care.

  • Hands-on learning: Dive into interactive workshops and demonstrations that provide practical skills you can implement immediately in your practice. Whether it's mastering the latest diagnostic tools or improving patient communication, you'll find valuable takeaways
Education highlights

Experience inspiring keynote speakers in optometry
  • Gain insight and inspiration: Each year, Optometry's Meeting features renowned keynote speakers who share their insights and experiences. These motivational talks can reignite your passion for optometry and provide fresh perspectives on your career.
Be an advocate for optometry and identify leadership opportunities
  • Be a voice for optometry: Join discussions on legislative and advocacy issues that impact our profession. Learn how you can contribute to shaping the future of optometry through active involvement and leadership opportunities in the AOA, your affiliate or the AOSA.
Advocacy opportunities

2024 Schedule at a glance
2 - 5 p.m.    Registration
TBD Optional Offsite Ticketed Event
7:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m Registration
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Continuing Education
12 - 1 p.m.     Industry Lunch Symposia
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.     Leadership Exchange Reception (By Invitation Only)
5:30 - 7 p.m.    AOA Experience – Opening Session, supported by Johnson & Johnson Vision (Doors open at 4:45 p.m.)
7 - 9 p.m.     *NEW DAY AND TIME!* Eye Care Square: Exhibit Hall Opening Reception
6 a.m. - 6 p.m.     Registration
7 a.m. - 7:45 a.m.     Wellbeing Activity (Ticketed Event): More information coming soon!
8 a.m. - 9 a.m.     Continuing Education
8 a.m. - 9 a.m.     Industry Breakfast Symposia
8:30 - 11:30 a.m House of Delegates
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Eye Care Square: Exhibit Hall Hours
10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. EssilorLuxottica Eye Care eyeFWD Educational Session - "Life Beyond Optometry School"
12 - 1 p.m.     Industry Lunch Symposia
12 - 1 p.m.     Paraoptometric Awards Luncheon Celebration, supported by Alcon
12 - 2 p.m.     Eye Care Square: Exhibit Hall Break
1 - 3 p.m.     Paraoptometric Idea Exchange
2 - 4:30 p.m.     2024 AOA Center for Independent Practice (CIP) Symposium
5 - 7 p.m.     Alumni Receptions
8 - 10 p.m.     AOSA Optometry Student Bowl™ XXXIII, powered by EssilorLuxottica
(EssilorLuxottica Live! Student after party to follow)
7 a.m. - 6 p.m.     Continuing Education
8 - 9 a.m.     Industry Breakfast Symposia
8:30 - 11:30 a.m.     House of Delegates
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.     Eye Care Square: Exhibit Hall Hours
12 - 1 p.m.     Industry Lunch Symposia
12 - 1 p.m.     Eye Care Square: Exhibit Hall Break
1 - 2:30 p.m.     AOA+ Residency Summit (Located in the Exhibit Hall)
1 - 4 p.m.     AOAExcel® Career Center Fair (Located in the Exhibit Hall)
3 - 4 p.m.     Eye Care Square: Exhibit Hall Break
4 - 5:30 p.m.     Hall of Fame & AOA Awards Reception
6 - 7 p.m.     Young O.D. Event (By Invitation Only)
7 - 10 p.m.     Celebration of Optometry: Closing Party (Doors open at 7 p.m.), supported by Bausch + Lomb
6 - 8 a.m.     Optometry Cares® 5K  (Ticketed Event), supported by Health Care Alliance for Patient Safety, AbbVie and Tarsus    
7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.     Registration
8 a.m. - 3 p.m.     Continuing Education
8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.     House of Delegates    
9 - 10 a.m.     Industry Brunch Symposia    
12 - 1 p.m.     Industry LunchSymposia    
4:30 p.m.     Optional Post-Meeting Offsite Ticketed Event: More information coming soon!
Enjoy unparalleled networking opportunities
  • Connect with industry experts: Optometry's Meeting brings together some of the brightest minds and leaders across optometry, offering you a unique opportunity to network with renowned professionals. Whether you're seeking mentorship, partnership or simply want to exchange ideas, this conference is the perfect platform.

  • Peer connections: Build lasting relationships with fellow optometrists, optometric support staff, practice managers, paraoptometric professionals and fellow students from around the country. Share experiences, discuss best practices and create a support system that extends beyond the conference.
Designed for paraoptometric professionals
  • Forge long-lasting relationships: Build critical relationships with paraoptometrics and industry professionals from across the nation to develop your network. Don't forget that Optometry's Meeting also offers a renowned exhibit hall experience, the Eye Care Square, featuring industry leaders and vendors who can help give you a leg up in practice.

  • Incredible CE opportunities: Take part in a variety of courses approved by the Commission on Paraoptometric Certification. With topics ranging from billing and coding, customer service and patient intake, to surgical assisting in office-based procedures and systemic disease and more, there's something for everyone!

Celebration of Optometry

Supported by Bausch+Lomb

Friday, June 21 | 7-10 p.m.
Lainey Wilson’s Bell Bottoms Up (120 3rd Ave. S, Nashville, Tennessee)

Join your colleagues and new connections for a boot-scootin' good time. Come join AOA and AOSA at a fun honky-tonk in downtown Nashville! Make sure to pack your cowboy boots and tip your hats as we cheers to another amazing Optometry's Meeting.

This event is for all fully registered attendees and guests, and a badge will be required to attend. Food and beverages will be provided.

Invest in your career at Optometry's Meeting

Attending Optometry's Meeting is an investment in your career that offers a multitude of benefits. Whether you're seeking knowledge, networking or personal growth, the AOA’s and AOSA’s annual conference provides a platform for optometrists, optometric support staff, practice managers, paraoptometric professionals and students to thrive.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to elevate your career in eye care and advocate for the profession— register for Optometry's Meeting today!

Getting amped for Optometry's Meeting in Music City?

Open your 2024 Conference Preview to see how the profession's premier event is cranking it to 11 in Nashville, Tennessee, June 19-22. Learn about the continuing education, networking, advocacy and special events happening in Nashville, and take advantage of advanced registration pricing to save off on-site fees.

Thank you to our 2024 Industry Supporters


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