Frequently Asked Questions

General Information

Where will the main events of Optometry's Meeting® 2019 be held?
Optometry's Meeting continuing education, exhibits, and many events will take place at America's Center located at 701 Convention Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63101. The AOA Block Party will be held at the AOA Headquarters; transportation from America's Center will be provided. The Celebration of Optometry will be held at Cardinals Nation in Ballpark Village across the street from Busch Stadium, within walking distance of America's Center and all Optometry's Meeting hotels.
What is the event schedule?
The Conference at a Glance, conference highlights, education schedule and  preliminary schedule are available now. Check this site often as the Confererce at a Glance will be updated frequently as events are added.
What is the dress code for the conference?
Business casual unless otherwise noted. Meeting rooms tend to be cool, and the AOA/AOSA recommends that you pack a light jacket or sweater to wear while attending sessions. For the AOA Block Party and the Celebration of Optometry at Cardinals Nation, dress will be resort casual.

Is child care provided at America's Center?
The AOA does not provide child care at America's Center. If you would like to arrange for babysitting service in your hotel room, please contact the preferred child care provider of America's Cener, TLC for Kids. Visit their website to fill out the hotel babysitting form. Rates and terms are listed on that page.

Who do I contact for questions?
For inquiries about program content and general information, email
For housing questions, first view the 2019 Housing Information page. If you still have questions, call the housing bureau at 866.546.4300 (972.349.5409 for international calls) or email

How can I reserve a meeting room for my exhibiting company, school or college of optometry, or association?
For inquiries, please email for information.  


When does Optometry's Meeting 2019 registration open?
Optometry's Meeting Registration is open. Click here for more information.

Hotel Information

When will I be able to reserve hotel rooms in the Optometry's Meeting block?
You can already reserve rooms in St. Louis in the housing block. Click here for housing and reservation information. Click here to reserve a hotel room.
Are the hotels within walking distance of the America's Center or is shuttle service available to the Convention Center each day?
All hotels are within walking distance of the Convention Center. Shuttle service is not provided.

Location Information

What is the weather like in June in St. Louis?
June is a nice time to explore St. Louis and the surrounding area as the weather is mostly comfortable to warm. The afternoon high temperatures generally will reach the upper 70s to low 90s while the lows will dip into the 60s to low 70s.
How do I get to the America's Center? Is parking available?
Click here for driving directions and parking information.

How do I get to a particular restaurant or place?
Visit the concierge desk or front desk staff of your hotel for information.

Who do I contact if I have special needs?
Indicate during registration (online or phone) that you require special services in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. An AOA staff member will contact you.

Travel Information

How can an international visitor receive a personalized invitation to Optometry's Meeting?
International visitors will be able to request an invitation during the online registration process.