What are the conference dates?

Thursday, October 4 – Saturday, October  6, 2018

How do I register to attend the EastWest Eye Conference?

There are THREE easy ways to register:

  • Online – See the OD Register or AEP Register tabs at the top of the page.
  • By mail – Download the registration brochure. Send payment with completed registration form to:

EastWest Eye Conference,

P.O. Box 6036

Worthington, Ohio, 43085.

  • By fax – With credit card information FAX to 614-781-6521.

What are the registration fees and what do they include?

Registration fee includes access to all Exhibit Hall activities, sponsored events, and admission to the Friday Night Party.

OD Member (OOA, AOA, COA): $99

OD Non-Member: $249

Student/Resident: Free

Allied Eye Professional: $69

What is the definition of Optometry Student and Resident?

An optometric student is defined as an individual currently enrolled in an accredited 4-year optometric program at an Accreditation Council on Optometric Education (ACOE) approved school or college of optometry.

An optometric resident is defined as an OD participating in a planned program of post-O.D. clinical education that lasts a minimum of twelve months and must be composed of appropriately supervised clinical eye/vision care provided by the resident in one of the following areas:

  •   Family Practice Optometry
  •   Primary Eye Care
  •   Cornea and Contact Lenses
  •   Geriatric Optometry
  •   Pediatric Optometry
  •   Low Vision Rehabilitation
  •   Vision Therapy and Rehabilitation
  •   Ocular Disease
  •   Refractive and Ocular Surgery
  •   Community Health Optometry
  •   Brian Injury Vision Rehabilitation

What is the cost per credit hour of CE?

OD CE – $30 per credit hour

Allied Eye Professional (AEP) CE – $20 per credit hour

OD Workshops – $40 per credit hour

Allied Eye Professional (AEP) Workshop – $30 per credit hour

I am an AEP Registrant. Can I take an OD course?

There are some OD courses that are also available to AEP registrants. If you are an AEP and choose to enroll in an OD course, you must pay the OD price of $30 per credit hour.

What courses can students enroll?

Students are welcome to enroll in OD or AEP courses. However, because of limited space, students cannot enroll in workshops.

How do I know if the course I want to register for is approved for the CE I need?

Please refer to the OD CE Approval and AEP CE Approval Pages

What are important dates to remember?

September 9: Late registration fee of $50 begins.

September 11: Last day for cancellation with full refund (less $30 processing fee).

September 19: Pre-registration ends. All registration must be on-site with an additional $100 fee.

When will I receive my registration packet, name badge, course handouts, etc.?

Your registration packet, name badge and course tickets will be available on-site at the EastWest registration desk.  All course handouts and evaluations will be available online before the conference. Please print only what you need and bring to EastWest with you.

What are the EastWest Eye hotels and reservations deadline?

Please see the hotel portion of the website under the travel tab.

What is the address of the Cleveland Convention Center?

1 St. Clair Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio, 44114


300 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44113

Are there shuttle busses from the hotels to the Cleveland Convention Center?

A shuttle bus  will provide transportation between the hotels and the Friday Night Party at the Great Lakes Science Center.

What are the Exhibit Hall dates and times?

Thursday, October 4          4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Friday, October 5              10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Saturday, October 6          9:00 am – 2:00 pm


What are sponsored events?

Sponsored events are non-CE breakfast or lunch seminars sponsored by a company/vendor. Sponsored events are included with the registration fee; however, since space is limited you must pre-register on the registration form for the events you wish to attend.

What is the Friday night party?

The exclusive Friday Night Party at the Great Lakes Science Center  is optometry’s social event of the year. Live entertainment by Bad Habits and Remember Then, dancing, hors d’oeuvres and admission to all the Science Center exhibits are included. The registration fee includes an admission. Additional tickets are $59 each. Attire is casual.

What is the poster session?

One hour of CE will be available for doctors viewing the Posters Friday from 11:30 a.m until 1:30 when the authors are present.

What is the OOA Congress and the presidents reception/banquet?

Please see the OOA congress page.

Who do I contact with additional questions?


Email: info@ooa.org
Phone: 800-999-4939
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. EST


Registration Questions:

QMS Services, Inc.

Email: ewe@prereg.net
Phone: 678-341-3000
Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. est.