SECO is the leading source of world-class optometric education in the United States and is widely acknowledged as the largest educational meeting in the world, with close to 400 hours of education available. More than 6,000 eye care professionals, vendors and ophthalmic professionals from around the globe convene in Atlanta for this important international event, where they access the latest research and innovation, develop cutting-edge lab techniques and learn what matters most to their practices.
The College of Optometrists in Vision Development (COVD) is a non-profit, international membership association of eye care professionals including optometrists, optometry students, and vision therapists. Established in 1971, COVD provides board certification for optometrists and vision therapists who are prepared to offer state-of-the-art services in:
The American Optometric Association is the leading authority on quality care and an advocate for our nation's health, representing more than 44,000 doctors of optometry (O.D.), optometric professionals and optometry students. Doctors of optometry take a leading role in patient care with respect to eye and vision care, as well as general health and well-being. As primary health care providers, doctors of optometry have extensive, ongoing training to examine, diagnose, treat and manage ocular disorders, diseases and injuries and systemic diseases that manifest in the eye. Doctors of optometry provide more than two-thirds of primary eye care in the U.S.