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Academy 2019 Orlando and the 3rd World Congress of Optometry will take place on October 23-27, 2019 in the West Concourse of the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

The joint meeting will include over 450 hours of Lectures & Workshops, symposia, and scientific lecture and poster presentations. The meeting provides a diverse array of groundbreaking research in optometry and vision science and relevant education on the latest practices. The annual meeting also features an extensive exhibit hall with over 200 booths displaying a variety of optometric products and services.

About the American Academy of Optometry

The American Academy of Optometry enhances excellence in optometric practice by fostering research and disseminating knowledge in vision science through its journal, Optometry and Vision Science, and the continuing education presented at its annual meeting. Fellows of the Academy are committed to the premise that learning is a lifelong obligation of a professional, as is the commitment to expand the profession’s knowledge base through ongoing fellowship and exchange. For more information, visit

About the World Council of Optometry

Founded in 1927, the WCO is a professional association with thousands of members. Its vision is of a world where optometry makes high quality eye health and vision care accessible to all people. To achieve its vision, the WCO’s mission is to facilitate the development of optometry around the world and support optometrists in promoting eye health and vision care as a human right through advocacy, education, policy development and humanitarian outreach. Celebrating its 90-year anniversary in 2017, the WCO now collectively represents more than 200,000 optometrists in more than 60 countries through almost 300 affiliate, country, corporate and individual memberships across six world regions. The WCO is the only optometric body in official relations with the World Health Organization. For more information, visit

Important Dates

  • Scientific Program Submissions Open: May 1-31, 2019
  • Early Bird Registration Discount Ends: August 23, 2019

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