Optometry Times®' Eyecon 2022 kicks off this December

This year's hybrid interactive conference kicks off in Marco Island, Florida, with expert reporting on advances in treatments and diagnostic tools.


Save the dates for the Optometry Times® Eyecon 2022 meeting.

Friday, December 16, and Saturday, December 17, will see optometrists convening in Marco Island, Florida, to discuss the latest advances in diagnostic tools and treatments and share their experiences in this southwest Florida subtropical paradise at the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort.

This year’s hybrid interactive conference will be chaired by Kelly K. Nichols, OD, MPH, PhD, FAAO, dean of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry in Birmingham, Alabama, and A. Paul Chous, MA, OD, FAAO, a diabetes eye care specialist in Tacoma, Washington.

Optometry Times® EyeCON 2022 will bring together top experts to share clinical insights and advances in eye care for professionals interested in updating their diagnostic, monitoring, and disease-management skills.

Optometrists who treat patients with both common and rare ocular conditions and other health care professionals interested in the diagnosis and management of eye conditions will benefit from the conference offerings.

The Hot Topics will include the role of artificial intelligence in optometry, advice on the selection of diagnostic tools, a pharmacology update on emerging therapies across ocular diseases, advances in contact lens innovations, ocular surface diseases, and myopia control; and optimization of care in ocular and related systemic diseases such as glaucoma and diabetes.

EyeCON 2022 agenda

Here’s what is on tap for the 2-day program. In addition to the various presentations, panel discussions and Q&A sessions will be sprinkled throughout the 2-day agenda.

December 16

8:30 am: Welcome and opening remarks
8:40 am: Keynote: New Technology, Artificial Intelligence, and an Update in Pharmacology—A. Paul Chous, MA, OD, FAAO, and Kelly K. Nichols, OD, MPH, PhD, FAAO
10:40 am:Contact Lens Technology—presenters to be determined
11:40 am: Myopia Control—Shalu Pal, OD, FAAO, FADO, FSLS, FBCLA, and Jeffrey Walline, OD, PhD
1:55 pm: Advances in Presbyopia—Marc Bloomenstein, OD, FAAO, and Mile Brujic, OD, FAAO
2:55 pm: Advances in Therapies for Retinal Diseases—A. Paul Chous, MA, OD, FAAO, Mohammad Rafieetary, OD, Diana Shectman, OD, and Leo Semes, OD
4:25 pm: Pipeline Advances in 2022—Selena McGee, OD, Justin Schweitzer, OD, and Jessica Steen, OD, FAAO
5:25 pm: meeting adjourns for the day

December 17

8:30 am: welcome and opening comments
8:40 am: Keynote with OPT Chairs – Latebreaking Data/Literature?—A. Paul Chous, MA, OD, FAAO, and Kelly K. Nichols, OD, MPH, PhD, FAAO
9:15 am: “DEI” in Your Optometry Practice—Adam Ramsey, OD, and Ruth Shoge, OD, MPH, FAAO
10:45 am: Lies, Damn Lies and Diabetic Eye Diseases—A. Paul Chous, MA, OD, FAAO, and Mohammad Raffieetary, OD
11:45 am: Updates in Ocular Surface Diseases (DED, MGD, Demodex Blepharitis)—Kelly K. Nichols, OD, MPH, PhD, FAAO, Selena McGee, OD, and Justin Schweitzer, OD
2:00 pm: Glaucoma-Update (MIGS, topicals, sustained release)—Benjamin P. Casella, OD, FAAO, Michael Chaglasian, OD, FAAO, Danica Morelli, OD, FASO, and Justin Schweitzer, OD
3:30 pm: Equipment Innovations for Your Practice—Jade Coates, OD, and Adam Ramsey, OD
4:30 pm: Meeting adjourns

Registration for the program is currently open. For registration details, click here.