How many of you are planning to attend Optometry’s Meeting this year? To register as a student, you will need your AOSA ID. Don’t know it? Email your school’s Trustee or Trustee-Elect. Currently, student pricing is a bargain at $75, but it is going up to $85 on May 3rd. Student budgets are tight, so you should register as soon as you can. Here’s more information about the student experience. Click here to register!
The conference is a great opportunity to network with professionals in the optical and optometric industries, learn about new products and technologies, and learn from the experts in Continuing Education classes. This year the meeting is in Boston, from June 29 through July 3.
Highlights of this year’s meeting include the Opening Session on Wednesday, June 29 with astronaut Buzz Aldrin, and the Varilux™ Optometry Student Bowl on Thursday, July 30 where you can support your classmates as they compete against other schools!
The Expo is a chance to see what’s new in every area of optometry. Get your retina selfie on with the latest fundus cameras, or learn about the newest contact lenses. In addition, the Expo has vendors who focus on practice optimization, including frame representatives and electronic health systems. Make sure to visit your school’s booth as well!
Continuing Education classes are a great way to learn from the experts. Your registration includes access to classes in a different format and level from what you’re used to in optometry school. This year, there will be TED-Talk style classes, hands-on workshops, and poster presentations.
In addition, there will be student-only events. On Friday, there is a residency forum where students can meet with residency directors and learn more about specific programs and application processes. Luxottica Live! and the AOSA Awards and Trivia challenge are sure to be a good time, along with a chance to network with students from other schools.
Still not sure? Here are some highlights from last year’s meeting in Seattle and last year’s Student Bowl winners. We hope to see many of you this year! Make sure to come see us at the OptometryStudents.com booth!