November 1-4, 2018Orlando, FloridaRegister now

The Premier Optometry Event Each Year!

Education now co-sponsored by Nova Southeastern University's College of Optometry. 

Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry

Personalize your Education

Clinical Management, Business Management Strategies and Specialty Contact Lenses. Our education faculty secures the very best speakers in the industry with timely topics to teach you what you need to know to grow your skills, your business and your employees! Bring your entire team!

50+ Hours
50+ Hours of Cope Approved Continuing Education to Choose from.
500+ Attendess
500+ Attendees from Around North America.

20 17 Speakers

Edward BennettOD, MSEd
Valerie BiousseMD
Gregory A. CaldwellOD, FAAO
Patrick CarolineFAAO
Gilan CockrellOD
Michael CooperOD
Mark DunbarOD, FAAO
Barry FrauensOD, FAAO
David Friedfeld
Tanya GillOD
Lynette JohnsOD, FAAO, FSLS, FBCLA
Kelly KerksickOD
Langis MichaudOD, MSc
Andrew MorgensternOD
Scot MorrisOD, FAAO, ABOC
Nancy NewmanMD
Craig NormanFCLSA
Joseph PizzimentiOD, FAAO
Harvey RichmanOD, FAAO, FCOVD
Maria RichmanOD, FAAO
Helen Rogic 
Rishi SinghMD
Joseph SowkaOD
Jessica SteenOD, FAAO, Dipl.ABO
Yasha ModiMD
Samantha TothABOC, HFOAA
Eef van der WorpBOptom, PhD, FAAO, FIACLE, FBCLA, FSLS
Kevin Wilhelm 


"This is the first time my husband and I have attended this conference. It has been one of the best conferences we have attended. Great speakers, and food and wine!."  -- Christina D. 

"My husband and I attended the Symposium at the Grand Floridian 11/30-12/4/2016.  It was without a doubt one of the BEST conferences we have been to.  We the loved the different course options and took advantage of as many as we could.  The business management courses were VERY informative.The Grand Floridian was amazing as well. We are looking forward to next year."  -- Alison R.

"Great lectures, location and food." -- Lynda B. 

Learn + Earn
Come hear top speakers in the field discuss pertinent disease management and clinical knowledge critical to fine tuning your clinical expertise. Earn CE Credits from COPE, the Florida Board of Optometry and ABO/NCLE
Learn how to grow medical niches and specialties within your practice and take the medical side of your business to the next level!
Our Retail Strategies track, brought to you by the experts at Eyecare Business, gives you and your team superior training on topics relevant to today’s challenges facing your retail sales.
Relax + Enjoy
Unwind in one of Orlando’s most popular resorts, Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club, which is within walking distance of Epcot's International Food and Wine Festival. Bring the whole family and enjoy warm weather, sunny skies and a touch of magic!
A successful conference includes effective networking. Connect with vendors and sponsors on the showroom floor and enjoy conversations with your colleagues during our breaks and the evening cocktail receptions.

The 2018 Optometric Management Symposium will be held at Disney's Yacht & Beach Club.


To make your hotel reservations or to order convention rate tickets, call 407-939-4686 or click here. 

Room Rate: $239/night + applicable tax

The Yacht & Beach Club is within walking distance of Epcot International Food & Wine Festival! 

2017 Sponsors






Interested in Sponsoring?
Exhibiting? Contact:

Jacqui DiBianca, Account Manager: 267-492-5201 (
Dawn Schaefer, Account Manager: 215-280-8168 (

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Conference Director
Maureen Trusky, CMP

For Exhibit Information contact:

Jacqui DiBianca, Account Manager

Dawn Schaefer, Account Manager