Where Optometric Residents & Students Look First

SECO is committed to helping future optometrists succeed—that’s why residents and students are invited to attend for FREE! Launch your career by taking advantage of the many professional resources you’ll find here—SECO 2018 provides you with unlimited access to world-class education, leading experts, practicing optometrists, potential employers, and peers who share your goals. Join thousands of eye care professionals for the world’s largest optometry education conference to experience the best our profession has to offer—don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity!

Free Continuing Education

Current optometry students and residents can attend the optometrist continuing education program at SECO 2018 at no cost (a $667 value) —including the Special Sessions and lunch during the OD Symposium Series on Thursday and Friday and the Student Symposia on Saturday. Students can attend courses as long as space is available—Learning Labs are not included. Residents can sign up for courses when they register.

Student Symposium

Sponsored in part by Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Alcon and CooperVision
Saturday, March 3, 12:00 p.m.–1:15 p.m.

This special course specifically for students offers a valuable opportunity to network with and hear presentations from industry leaders and interact with students from all over the country. Presentations are geared to student interests. Free lunch is included.

Special Events for Optometric Residents & Students

Connect with our entire community, meet respected experts, expand your professional circle and build relationships to last throughout your career—SECO 2018’s well-attended social activities bring together eye care specialists from across the country.

Friday, March 2

EyeStyles—SECO Fashion Show
Friday, March 2 – 11:15 a.m.
Focal Point Lounge

OD Lunch Symposium
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.
GWCC, Bldg. A Exhibit Hall A3

Alumni Receptions (You’re Invited!)
6:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m.
Various Locations

Bad Habits—Eye Docs of Rock Party
Friday, March 2, 9:00 p.m.–midnight

Saturday, March 3

Student Lunch Symposium
12:00 p.m.–1:15 p.m.
GWCC Hall A3

Saturday Night Party featuring KC and the Sunshine Band!
Saturday, March 3, 8:30 p.m.–midnight
The Tabernacle


This $1,000 Scholarship Could Be Yours

Get a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship from SECO International—just by attending the Student Symposium on Saturday! You must be present to win.

We’re Giving You $100 Cash!

Every student attending SECO 2018 will receive a $100 cash stipend* to help offset your attendance costs.
*Terms and Conditions: This program is limited to one cash stipend per person, and stipends may only be collected in person by the individual claiming the stipend. Not available to optometric residents.

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