Eyes on The Future: Your Journey Begins at Optometry's Meeting®

Connect with optometric professionals and find your voice during four immersive days of career-building.

Optometry’s Meeting ® 2024
June 19-22, 2024
Nashville, Tennessee | Music City Center

Welcome to optometry and—might we say—you made a wonderful decision. Ready to see where this great profession can take you? It can all be found at Optometry’s Meeting® 2024, your launching pad to a network of support you can count on for your next career move—and even long after the event. Join future colleagues to develop your network and clinical knowledge, access cutting-edge education and tech, and collaborate with optometry leaders advocating for vision care’s continued excellence. Don’t miss this opportunity to be at the forefront of your new profession!  



Optometry's Meeting 2024 - Students

Powered by the American Optometric Association (AOA) and the American Optometric Student Association (AOSA).   

2023 Show Highlights


125+ Paraoptometrics/
Optometric Staff



Industry-leading speakers

Optometry's Meeting 2024 experience

Optometry's Meeting Education

Industry-Leading, Recognized Authority in Education

Looking for renowned optometric education and professional development for you and your care team?

  • Optometry’s Meeting offers a carefully curated educational program for doctors, paraoptometric staff and students that empowers optometry practices to elevate their patient care.
  • Bring your knowledge up to the minute while earning the AOA CE Hours, COPE or CPC credits you need with 250+ hours of CE.
  • Learn from 150+ industry-leading speakers across 187+ courses.
  • Get hands-on in interactive, cross-functional workshops and demos delivering practical skills you can implement immediately, from mastering the latest diagnostic tools to improving patient communication.

Optometry's Meeting hands-on education

There’s No Place Like Nashville

Looking to grow your professional network—and have fun while doing so?

  • Nashville is a great city to connect and kick back with colleagues and expand your circle while staying current with the profession.
  • Network with peers and industry leaders amid Music City’s endless variety and one-of-a-kind vibe. From hotspots to historic venues and everything in between, Nashville has something for everyone.
  • Don’t miss our Celebration of Optometry on Friday—an unforgettable closing event featuring entertainment, refreshments and a final opportunity to gather with your full professional community.

Optometry's Meeting networking

State-of-the-Art Technology & Solutions

Looking for the latest innovations to keep your practice on the cutting edge?

  • Explore Eye Care Square, our expansive exhibit hall, where you’ll find leading companies and organizations revolutionizing eye care.
  • Get a first look at next-generation equipment, solutions-driven software, and on-trend eyewear that can elevate your practice and patient experience.
  • Visit the Education Theater or the EYETalk Stage to catch and earn CE during a hot-topic discussion, or learn about cutting-edge products during an industry session.



Residency Summit & Career Fair 

Are you interested in learning more about residencies and what is the right fit for you? Want to connect with leaders and organizations about career opportunities and additional paths to consider in the optometry industry? The Residency Summit & Career Fair delivers all the opportunities to visit with residency directors as well as meet with employers and organizations to learn about countless career opportunities that exist!

Join us on Friday, June 21, from 1-2:30 p.m. for the Residency Summit and from 1-4 p.m. for the Career Fair. 

Hear from fellow students on why Optometry's Meeting is the profession’s must-attend event:

Envision Yourself in Nashville

Your front-row ticket to all the excitement is waiting! Make the most of your experience by exploring Nashville’s legendary live music and entertainment venues, celebrated food scene (Nashville hot chicken, anyone?), museums and more! From the iconic honky-tonks along Broadway to quaint coffee shops tucked away in historic neighborhoods, Nashville offers a vibrant backdrop for reconnecting with old friends and making with new ones.

Thank you to our 2024 Industry Supporters


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