Special Events at EastWest

Wednesday, October 6th 

8:00 a.m. – Ohio Optometric Foundation Annual Golf Outing. Visit https://ohiooptometricfoundation.org/events/ for more information and to register.

Thursday, October 7th 

11:00 a.m. – Keynote Lecture: “Fall, Fail, Fight, Fly” by Dr. Melanie Weiss of South Dakota (Course Number 500.)  Free of charge for all attendees.  COPE Approved

12:00 p.m. – Feed the Mind, Feed the Body Lectures (OD Only) is an opportunity to grab some food and learn about new developments from our industry partners.

  • Course Number 601 – ” The OXERVATE EXPERIENCE Targeting the Root Pathogenesis of Neurotrophic Keratitis” – Sponsored by DOMPE
  • Course Number 602 – “Building Professional Engagement” – Sponsored by Johnson and Johnson Vision Care

3:00 p.m. – Exhibit Hall Opens (Union Station Ballroom):  Join us from 3:00-7:00 p.m. for our Oktoberfest celebration in the Exhibit Hall.  Grab some samples of beer, and some food while exploring and talking with our vendors in the Exhibit Hall

7:00 p.m. – Ohio Optometric Association Honors: Join the OOA as we celebrate the past year and our award winners. Located at the North Atrium in the Columbus Convention Center, join us for a drink and some lite appetizers. The event is free for all attendees.

Friday, October 8th

7:30 a.m. – Feed the Mind, Feed the Body Lectures (OD Only) is an opportunity to grab some food and learn about new developments from our industry partners.

  • Course Number 603 – ” Feels Like Nothing, Even at Day 30″ – Sponsored by Alcon

8:00 a.m. – Exhibit Hall Opens

10:00 a.m. – Mid-Morning Break sponsored by EssilorLuxottica:  Join us in the Exhibit Hall for a quick pick me up.  Grab a cup of coffee and some food to give you an energy boost for the morning, while talking with our vendors. 

12:00 p.m. – Feed the Mind, Feed the Body Lectures (OD Only) is an opportunity to grab some food and learn about new developments from our industry partners.

  • Course Number 604 – “After Two Decades, why is Restasis still the #1 Prescribed Branded Eye Drop?” –  Sponsored by Allergan, Inc.

1:00 p.m. – Coffee Break with Essilor: Need another coffee? Grab one with EssilorLuxottica in the A-pod classroom area.

3:00 p.m. – Mid-Afternoon Break: Only a couple of hours left of class, stop by the exhibit hall for a quick bite and a drink.   Take a moment to talk with our vendors before the exhibit hall closes at 5:30 p.m.

9:00 p.m. – Friday Night Party at Lower.com Field, home of The Columbus CREW.  Walk down Nationwide Blvd. or grab a shuttle and join Bad Habits and your fellow Optometric professionals as we dance, drink, and snack the night away at the 1st stop on the Bad Habits stadium tour!

Saturday, October 9th

7:30 a.m. – Feed the Mind, Feed the Body Lectures (OD Only) is an opportunity to grab some food and learn about new developments from our industry partners.

  • Course Number 606 – ” Navigating Dry Eye Disease” – Sponsored by Novartis

* 8:00 a.m. – Ohio State University College of Optometry Affinity group gatherings at the Ohio Union for our alumni in the APIDA, Hispanic/Latinx, LGBTQIA+, and African American communities.

* 9:00 a.m. – Ohio State University College of Optometry Pre-Game Tailgate & Brunch @Ohio Union Performance Hall & Potter Plaza

11:00 a.m. – Feed the Mind, Feed the Body Lectures (OD Only) is an opportunity to grab some food and learn about new developments from our industry partners.

  • Course Number 607 – “Innovation Through Experience” – Sponsored by Bausch + Lomb
  • Course Number 608 – “Sustainably Made, Continuously Improving: clariti® 1 day”-  Sponsored by CooperVision, Inc. 

* 12:00 p.m. – Ohio State vs. Maryland Football Game. ($100 per ticket ; 2 tickets per alum)

* Registration for anything Ohio State Optometry related (affinity groups/tailgate/football tickets) started on Monday, July 26. You must register for the tailgate in order to get access to the link to purchase football tickets. You can learn more by visiting the college’s official Homecoming Weekend website: https://u.osu.edu/eyegather. You can also contact Michael Haddock for any specific questions at haddock.15@osu.edu