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Should You Attend Optometry's Meeting In Seattle?


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Optometry's Meeting is just around the corner at the end of June in Seattle, WA. We've got 8 questions to help you determine if you should make a trip to the show!

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Should You Attend Optometry's Meeting In Seattle?

  1. 1. Should You Attend Optometry's Meeting in June?
  2. 2. TradeShows. Some of us love them, and some of us hate them, but they are a big part of being in the optical industry. Whether you're an OD, optician, office manager, or student, deciding to go to any trade show is a big decision. So we put together a few questions that you should ask yourself to determine if you should attend Optometry's Meeting this June in Seattle.
  3. 3. Do you need CE credit?
  4. 4. Education is probably the #1 reason most attendees come to a show. Highlights at this year's show include: Pharmacology in Your Practice OD Talks: A Look Into the Future - 3D printing, social trends, and innovations in technology OD Crossfire Series - Open format to debate and challenge the current treatment and diagnostic challenges of anterior segment, retina, post-operative management, contact lenses, and glaucoma. Interactive Education Hands-On Workshops - Topics include gonioscopy, scleral lenses, laser therapy, injections, and amniotic membranes. Specialty Education
  5. 5. Are you looking to make any big purchases?
  6. 6. Equipment, instruments, and software for your practice don't typically come with a small price tag, which also means the buying process is a little more in depth. Coming to a show allows you time to talk to all of the big vendors in one location so that you can compare systems and equipment while getting all of your questions answered.
  7. 7. Are you a 3rd or 4th year student?
  8. 8. Optometry's Meeting is a great show to attend if you're a student. With tons of student events, including the Varilux Student Bowl, you'll have plenty of time to network and learn more about the industry!
  9. 9. How long has it been since you attended a show?
  10. 10. If it has been 3 or more years since you have attended any industry show, it might be a good time to make an appearance. Technology is constantly changing and what was popular 3 years ago might be irrelevant today. So make sure you're staying up-to-date and keeping your practice modern!
  11. 11. Have you seen Mt. Rainier?
  12. 12. Mt. Rainier is the highest mountain in the state of Washington, and just so happens to be a beautiful backdrop for the city of Seattle. If you like the outdoors, the mountain and surrounding areas provide tons of recreational activities!
  13. 13. Have you ever thrown a fish at Pike Place Market?
  14. 14. Pike Place Market is probably one of the most iconic places in all of Seattle. It is one of the country's oldest farmer's markets where you can find specialty foods, dining, crafts, collectibles, and if you're feeling up for it you might even be able to catch a fish!
  15. 15. Do you like baseball?
  16. 16. After checking out the home schedule, the Seattle Mariners have a home series lined up during Optometry's Meeting, from June 22nd to June 24th. So if baseball is your jam, make sure to add this to your calendar!
  17. 17. What about the Seattle Aquarium, Woodland Park Zoo, or Chihuly Garden and Glass?
  18. 18. Just to name a few more Seattle highlights. If you're looking for some family fun, the Seattle Aquarium, Woodland Park Zoo, and Chihuly Garden and Glass are all great options. While the Aquarium and Zoo are self explanatory, the Chihuly Garden and Glass is a museum featuring the works of Dale Chihuly, who has led the avant-garde in the development of glass as a fine art.
  19. 19. Did the combination of professional development and a fun city help you make up your mind about attending Optometry's Meeting? If you haven't booked your trip yet, or completely made up your mind about attending, for more info visit We will be at the show and we'd love to see all of you there! Register for the show today!