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Academy 2022 San Diego

October 26-29, 2022
San Diego, California

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The American Academy of Optometry is pleased to present four days of quality enrichment and education in a safe and socially distanced venue at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront and San Diego Convention Center.

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Registration Rates

Early Bird (May - August 22) 
- Fellows/Candidates: $450 
- Honorary Emeritus: $110 
- Students/Residents: $75 

Regular (August 22 - October 17) 
- Fellows/Candidates: $500
- Honorary Emeritus: $110 
- Students/Residents: $100 

On-Site (October 24 - 29) 
- Fellows/Candidates: $550
- Honorary Emeritus: $110 
- Students/Residents: $125 

Early Bird (May - August 22) 
- Optometrists/Vision Scientists: $835
- Students/Residents: $125 

Regular (August 22 - October 17) 
- Optometrists/Vision Scientists: $885
- Students/Residents: $150 

On-Site (October 24 - 29) 
- Optometrists/Vision Scientists: $935
- Students/Residents: $175

Early Bird (May - August 22) 
- Members: $210
- Non-Members: $310

Regular (August 22 - October 17) 
- Members: $235
- Non-Members: $335

On-Site (October 24 - 29) 
- Members: $285
- Non-Members: $385

Early Bird (May - August 22) 
- 1-Day: $35
- 3-Day: $100

Regular/On-Site (August 22 - October 29) 
- 1-Day:
- 3-Day:


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Centennial Celebration Platinum Sparkle otlnThis year is a very special year as at Academy 2022 San Diego, we will be commemorating the organization’s Centennial Celebration. Encapsulating a rich and robust 100-year history, the meeting will pay homage to founders of the association, a lifetime of achievements in optometric medicine, and celebrate those who have been influential in helping the Academy grow to become the leading educational provider in optometry.

Friday, October 28, 2022
8:30 - 11:30 p.m. 

Visa Information

Most international attendees visiting the United States will need to apply for a visa through the U.S. Department of State.

Visa applications are now subject to a greater degree of scrutiny than in the past. The visa application process can take several weeks. 

Please note the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) for travel to and from the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Bermuda.

It is important to thoroughly review all information on the specific Embassy's Consular Section website for local procedures and instructions on making an interview appointment, paying fees and checking on the status of your visa application. Find the consulate for your country by selecting the associated region.

The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) allows citizens of participating countries to travel to the United States without a visa for stays of 90 days or less, when they meet all requirements explained below. Travelers must be eligible to use the VWP and have a valid Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) approval prior to travel.

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Upcoming Deadlines
  • Scientific Program Submission Window: May 5-31, 2022 at 5 pm ET

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