Where Opticians Look First

The reality is clear. Today’s eye care marketplace is more competitive than ever—and to succeed, you need to provide excellent, knowledgeable service and stay current with the latest eyewear trends and technologies. SECO 2018 gives you a complete view of everything important to opticians right now, in specialized continuing education courses, Optometry’s Marketplace™, and professional events with colleagues who share your challenges.

Targeted Education for Opticians

Focus on exactly what’s relevant to you in courses specifically designed to help you excel. Here’s a sampling:

#712 – The 21st Century Optician Thursday, March 1 Donna Suter
#716 – Removing the Stigma from Astigmatism Thursday, March 1 Mile Brujic, OD
#906 – Mentoring New Opticians Learning Lab Thursday, March 1 William Underwood, PhD
#721 – Ethical Guidelines for Contact Lens Dispensing: When to Refer? Thursday, March 1 Jane Buckland
#742 – Tonometry and Pachymetry Friday, March 2 Keisha Elder, OD, MS
#911 – VEP/ERG Learning Lab Friday, March 2 Nate Lighthizer
#768 – Georgia Opticianry Laws and Rules Saturday, March 3 Diane Drake, LDO
#793 – Advanced Anatomy and Physiology of the Eye Saturday, March 3 Diane Drake, LDO
#799 – An Optician’s Guide to Visual Impairment Sunday, March 4 William Underwood, PhD

Download the full course schedule grid here

Or see a full listing of available courses through the Course Finder.

Must-See Exhibitors

More than 270 leading companies showcase what’s new in eye care technology, equipment, products and eye glass styles. Don’t miss these exhibitors when you tour Optometry’s Marketplace™.

  • ClearVision Optical
  • Costa Sunglasses
  • Essilor of America
  • Fashion Optical Displays
  • HOYA Vision Care
  • Marcolin

Special Events for Opticians

Connect with our professional community, renew relationships and create new ones—SECO 2018’s well-attended social activities bring together opticians from across the country.

Ophthalmic Professionals Party Friday, March 2, 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Bad Habits—Eye Docs of Rock Party Friday, March 2, 9:00 p.m.–midnight
Saturday Night Party featuring KC and the Sunshine Band! Saturday, March 3, 8:30 p.m.–midnight
The Tabernacle


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