EastWest Eye Conference FAQs

What are the Conference dates?

Thursday, October 9 - Sunday, October 12, 2014

How do I register to attend the EastWest Eye Conference?

There are THREE easy ways to register:

  • Online! See the Register OD/Register AEP tabs at the top of the page.
  • By mail – Download the registration brochure from the home page. The registration brochure will also be mailed in June. Send payment with completed registration form to: EastWest Eye Conference, P.O. Box 6036, Worthington, Ohio, 43085
  • By fax with credit card information to 614-781-6521

What are the registration fees and what does it 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: $199

Student/resident: $40

Allied Eye Professional: $69

Additional Allied Eye Professional from same office: $49 (registrations must be received together to qualify.)

What is the cost per credit hour of CE?

OD CE - $25 per credit hour

Allied Eye Professional (AEP) CE - $15 per credit hour

Workshops - $40 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 $25 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 2: Late registration fee of $25 begins.

September 12: 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 $60 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 Conference hotels and reservation deadlines?

Please see our Hotel page for more information.

What is the address of the Cleveland Convention Center?

You may use one of two addresses/entrances to the Convention Center:

1 St. Clair Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio, 44114

300 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44113

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

While all hotels are within easy walking distance of the Cleveland Convention Center, a shuttle bus (EastWest Express) will run continuously between the Convention Center and hotels. The shuttle will also provide transportation between the hotels and the Friday Night Party at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

What are the exhibit hall dates and times?

Thursday October 9 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday October 10 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday October 11 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

What are Sponsored Events?

Sponsored events are usually breakfast or lunch seminars that are sponsored by a company/vendor. Sponsored events are included with your registration fee; however, since space is limited you must pre-register on the registration form for the events you wish to attend. CE for the sponsored seminars are not available this year.

Here is the list of sponsored events:

Thursday, October 9, 7:00

Ocular Disease Roundtable sponsored by Essilor. Speaker - Ryan Parker, OD

Thursday, October 9, 12:00

Lunch sponsored by Bausch & Lomb, Breaking the Cycle of Discomfort: Improving Patient Satisfaction with Bausch & Lomb ULTRA Contact Lenses. Speakers - Dr. Joe Barr and Dr. Mike Pier.

Also: Patrick Marsalek, Eastern Area Sales Director, and Kurt Hannsman, Regional Business Director.


Friday, October 10, 7:00

Breakfast sponsored by Alcon Vision Care, Work Smarter, Not Harder – Use of AIR OPTIX® Color Studio and Social Media to Drive Your Color Lens Practice. Speaker - Dr. Mile Brujic

Breakfast sponsored by Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Here Comes the Sun. Speaker - Dr. Carol Alexander

Friday, October 10, 12:00

Lunch sponsored by CooperVision, Prime Your Practice for Growth. Speaker – Dr. Alan Glazier

Lunch sponsored by Bausch & Lomb, Ocular Surface Disease- Diagnosis and Management. Speaker - Dr. Mile Brujic

Saturday, October 11, 7:00

Breakfast sponsored by Alcon, The Relationship Between the Pre-Corneal Tear Film and Soft Contact Lenses. Speaker - Dr. Jason Miller, MBA

Breakfast sponsored by Optovue, Making OCT Work for Your Patients and Your Practice. Speaker - Dr. Mile Brujic

Saturday, October 11, 12:00

Lunch sponsored by Allergan, Therapeutic Considerations for Management of Patients with Chronic Dry Eye and Patients with Elevated Intraocular Pressure. Speakers – Dr. Marc Bloomenstein and Dr. Leo Semes


What is the Friday Night Party?

The exclusive Friday Night Party at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is optometry's social event of the year. You can expect live entertainment, music, and dancing at the party. Hors d'oeuvres and admission to the Hall of Fame exhibits are included. One ticket is included in your registration fee. Additional tickets are $49 each. Dress attire at the party is typically casual.

What is the Poster Session?

One hour of CE will be available for doctors attending the Poster Session on Saturday at 10 a.m. during the time the authors are presenting their posters. If you wish to be a poster presenter, please see our online Posters page for more information.

What is OOA Congress and President’s Reception / Banquet?

Please see our OOA Congress page for this information.

Additional Questions? Please contact our office:

Email: info@ooa.org
Phone: 800-999-4939
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30a.m. - 4:30p.m. EST