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FOA's 2019 Annual Convention July 18-21, 2019!

7/18/2019 to 7/21/2019
When: July 18-21, 2019
Where: Disney's Yacht Club Resort
1700 Epcot Resorts Boulevard
Lake Buena Vista, Florida  32830-8407
United States
Contact: FOA Office
850-877-4697


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ONLINE REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED. YOU MAY REGISTER ONSITE AT DISNEY’S YACHT CLUB RESORT convention center during the convention dates july 18-21, 2019.

 

Annual Convention July 18-21, 2019 

The Florida Optometric Association invites you to our 117th Annual Convention. Join us for a weekend of continuing education and social affairs at FOA's Annual Convention Thursday, July 18 through Sunday, July 21.

Accommodations

Registration Description & Rates

Schedule

Sponsors

Exhibitors

What to Wear

Award Winners

App Information

 

ACCOMMODATIONS

Experience Disney's Yacht & Beach Club with views of Disney's iconic fireworks every night for the FOA-discounted rate of just $199 (two adults included in rate, +$25 per extra adult per night after first two)

There are also rooms available at Disney's Boardwalk Inn (ten minute walk from Disney's Yacht Club) with a group rate of $250 per room (two adults included in rate, +$25 per extra adult per night after first two). 

Alternatively, rooms are also open at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort with a group rate of $189 (including two adults, +$25 per extra adult per night and free for children under 18). Only rooms with king-sized beds are available. 

A link to access the room block will be contained in your email confirmation after registering for the convention.

*The FOA-discounted hotel block is for registered convention attendees only. Hotel reservations made by non-convention attendees will be promptly canceled. OD registrations are eligible for up to two rooms at the group rate; OP, social, student/resident, and banquet only registrations are eligible for one room per registration.


 

REGISTRATION DESCRIPTIONS AND RATES

FOA Member Ticket - Includes welcome reception, exhibit hall, legislative brunch, membership/delegate meetings, evening hospitality suites and education (must be a dues paying member for 6 months). You must log in to your FOA account to receive reduced pricing.
*Newly licensed ODs should register under the FOA/AOA/or non-member rate as appropriate. Newly licensed ODs cannot register under student/resident rates. 

AOA Member Ticket - Includes welcome reception, evening hospitality suites, exhibit hall and education

Optometry Student Education - Includes education and exhibit hall. Must be a student member of the FOA. You must log in to your FOA account to receive reduced pricing.

Resident Education - Includes education and exhibit hall. Must be a post-graduate/resident member of the FOA. You must log in to your FOA account to receive reduced pricing.

Non-member of FOA or AOA - Includes education, welcome reception, evening hospitality suites and exhibit hall.

OP/Optician Education (One Day) - Includes OP/Optician education and exhibit hall (ODs not eligible) for Saturday. OP Courses are CPC approved; LDO courses are approved for general or elective credit through the Board of Opticianry. ODs not eligible.

Social - Includes welcome reception, exhibit hall, and evening hospitality suites (If you are a member, it also includes legislative lunch and business/delegate meetings.)

Banquet - Access to the banquet.  

Exhibit Hall - complimentary access to the exhibit hall only (opens June 17, 2019)

Teleheath Symposium Only - complimentary access to the Telehealth Symspoium only on Saturday, July 20 at 1pm. 


Registration Type

Late/Onsite Rates

Available 
after 7/8/19

FOA Member

 $849

AOA Member

$1049 

Non-Member of FOA or AOA

 $1349

OP/Optician Education

(ODs not eligible)

 $125
Social  $349

Banquet
(children 12 & under)

$129
(+$39ea)
Optometry Student Rate
(must be a student member of the FOA)
 $25
Resident Rate
(must be a post-graduate/resident member of the FOA)
 $25

 

 

 

2019 CONVENTION SPONSORS 

 
 

DIAMOND PLUS


 
   
   
   
     
   
 

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2019 ANNUAL CONVENTION SCHEDULE



*schedule is subject to change 

 

EXHIBITORS
Abyde
AB Max™
ABB Optical Group
Aerie Pharmaceuticals
Alcon
Allergan
American Academy of Optometry
Arbor Eyewear
Avenova
Bausch + Lomb
Bay Area Eye Institute
BlephEx, LLC
Carl Zeiss Vision
CenterVue Inc.
ClearVision Optical Company
Coburn Technologies
Color My World / Color Blind Glasses
Coopervision
David Keith Ophthalmic
DGH Technology, Inc.
Diopsys, Inc.
Doctor Multimedia 
Doctors Optimal Formula/Alereve
Econologics Financial Advisors
Eschenbach Optik
eSee Acuity
Essilor
 eyeBrain Medical Inc. (neurolens®)
 Eye Doctors Optical Outlets
Eyes of Faith Optical
Florida Optometric Association
FOA Historical Archives
For Eyes by Grand Vision
Fortifeye Vitamins
Fresnel Prism and Lens Co.
Gold Coast Instruments
GPN Technologies
GSRx
Healthy Eyes Advantage
Heidelberg Engineering
HOYA Vision Care
Humana Vision
iCare Health Solutions
IDOC
Integra / BioD Optix
Johnson and Johnson Vision
 KODAK Lens/Signet Armorlite
Konan Medical USA
Lafont
LandrumHR
LasikPlus
Lombart Instrument
Macuhealth, LLC
Maculogix
Marco
MAXIVISION
MediXall.com
Medi Lazer
MyEyeDr
Nationwide Vision Centers
 New Era Optical/e-dr
NSU College of Optometry
OASIS Medical, Inc.
OBC Insurance Billing & Credentialing Specialists
OCULUS, Inc.
OCuSOFT, Inc.
Optos, Inc
Optikam Tech Inc
Orgreen Goldsmith
Optovue Inc.
Peak Optical
Quality Optical Service
Quidel
Rejuvenation
RightEye
Sanofi Genzyme
ScienceBased Health
Select Merchant Solutions
Shamir Insight, Inc.
 Shire
Sight Sciences
 Smart Mirror
Solutionreach
Special Olympics Florida
Sun Ophthalmics
Sunshine Ophthalmic, LLC
Super Optical
The Dry Eye Doctor, Inc
Valley Contax, Inc.
Visionary Eye Partners
Visioneering Technologies
VSP Global
Walman Instruments
Walmart/Sam's Club
weave
Wolters Kluwer
ZEISS Meditec

 

WHAT TO WEAR

  • Convention Session and Exhibit Hall Attire: Business Casual
  • Welcome Reception Attire: Festive Cocktail
  • Banquet Attire: Formal bright carnival style!

 

 

AWARD WINNERS

 

OUTSTANDING LOCAL SOCIETY MEMBER

Brianna Rhue, O.D., F.A.A.O.

 

YOUNG O.D. OF THE YEAR

Greg Naberhaus, O.D.

 

OPTOMETRIST OF THE YEAR

April Jasper, O.D., F.A.A.O.

 

OPTOMETRIST OF THE DECADE

Stuart Kaplan, O.D.

 

APP INFORMATION

 

With the FOA App, you can:

  • View the convention schedule
  • Download lecture notes
  • Browse sponsor and exhibitor info
  • Donate to OD-EYEPAC

 

Search "FOA 2019" on the App Store or Google Play

Download on the App Store

Download on Google Play

 

 

Cancellation Policy: $50 administrative charge before 6/28/2019; No refunds will be given after 6/28/2019.
The list of convention attendees will be shared with exhibitors.

 

Photo/Video Release:
By registering for the 2019 FOA Annual Convention, I hereby grant permission to use any and all photographic imagery and video footage taken of me at this event and activities pertaining to this event, without payment or any other consideration. I understand that such materials may be published electronically or in print, or used in presentations or exhibitions. 

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