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

This joint meeting will include nearly 300 hours of Lectures & Workshops, symposia, and scientific lecture and poster presentations. In addition, this joint meeting will provide a diverse array of groundbreaking research in optometry and vision science and relevant education on the latest practices. This joint meeting will also feature an extensive exhibit hall with over 200 booths displaying a variety of optometric products and services.

About the World Council of Optometry (WCO)

Founded in 1927, the WCO is a professional association with hundreds 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 http://worldcouncilofoptometry.info/.


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 www.aaopt.org.

Important Dates

  • Scientific Program Submissions Open: May 1-31, 2019
  • Registration and Housing Open: May 6, 2019
  • Early Bird Registration Discount Ends: August 23, 2019