SECO 2020 at a glance


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The 97th Southeastern Educational Congress of Optometry (SECO) meeting is returning to Atlanta this year, taking place March 4–8.

Classes start Wednesday, March 4, at 10:00 a.m. and run until Sunday, March 8, at 2:00 p.m. In addition, special session seminars and a symposium series are being held throughout the week.

SECO is launching a new format at this year’s conference with enhancements including the addition of new programs, new learning formats, and a MedPro360 initiative in collaboration with the Allied Ophthalmic Professionals committees.

Focused on providing learning for every office member, education courses will provide actionable takeaways and business best practices. There are 151 courses for optometrists and 159 for opticians, techs, paraoptometrics, and administrators.

Program highlights include 80+ advanced learning courses, use of 3D technology in the classroom, 34+ MedPRO360 courses dedicated to practice management, 14+ hours of a curated specs buyer’s certificate program, an allied healthcare professionals “New to the office series” and a VIP “bring your team” experience for those who register five or more members of their team at this year’s conference.

More than 220 suppliers representing over 900 brands will be displayed in the exhibit hall on Thursday 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Friday 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., and Saturday, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

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A link to all exhibitors and courses can be found in this year’s preview guide:

Stop by and visit booth #512! If you haven’t checked out Optometry Times®, you’re missing the latest and greatest in glaucoma, retina, dry eye, refractive surgery, contact lenses, and practice management from leading professionals in the field.

Think you’ll want a coffee or bite to eat? The closest Starbucks kiosk is located at the CNN Center food court. McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant at CNN Center offers a lunch and dinner menu with fresh seafood, steak, poultry, salads, pasta, and desserts; and Ruth’s Chris Steak House is situated in the lobby of the Embassy Suites Hotel, just across from CNN Center.

SECO 2020 brings the entire optometric community together to investigate the trends, clinical improvements, tools, and technologies that are changing the business and leading it into the future of eye care. This is the place to catch up with friends, make new connections, and discover cutting-edge ideas.


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