SECO 2019 is the leading source for world-class optometric education in the United States, attracting more than 6,000 eye care professionals from around the world.


Held in New Orleans, SECO is known internationally for offering the highest-caliber training and presenting the latest optical research and innovation. SECO connects you to the optometry community—giving you access to industry experts, thought leaders, emerging technologies, protocols and even style trend setters that can help shape your storylines.


To qualify for a press badge you must be an active member of an editorial staff including newspapers, magazines, newsletters, blogs, radio and broadcast outlets. Press badges are provided exclusively to members or the media whose publications cover the optometric and ophthalmic industry. Please note media sales representatives cannot register as press.


As our media partner, you will be aligned with the industry’s first and most important event of the year, while you reap the benefits of valuable brand exposure through exclusive pre-show and onsite elements. For more information on the opportunities available, please contact Kate Blom-Lowery at



Tell Us About Your Newsworthy Activity

Are you planning something exciting in your booth? Giveaways, guests, presentations, specials, media announcement – tell us and we will share it with attendees and media.


January 30, 2019: SECO International to Vote on the Addition of Oklahoma Association of Optometric Physicians to SECO Membership (LINK)
December 11, 2018: SECO International Partners with the American Society of Optometric Surgeons for SECO 2019 (LINK)

November 13, 2018: SECO 2019 Puts Spotlight On Vision Industry Trends (LINK)
October 23, 2018: SECO 2019 Registration Opens with 33% More Continuing Education Offerings, Weekend Hours and Flexible Pricing Packages (LINK)
SECO 2019 Highlights New Show Features and New Orleans Hot Spots (LINK)
August 13, 2018: SECO 2019 to Host Leading Annual Optometry Conference in New Orleans (LINK)




Submit News Releases

If you have a news release or press kit you would like to make available to the public, please email your materials to Kate Blom-Lowery at News releases will be hosted on the website and press kits will be available for the media onsite at SECO 2019. Please save releases and press kits as a PDF prior to sending.


Schedule a Press Conference or Special Event

If you’d like to schedule a press conference or special event held SECO 2019, please complete and submit the press conference information form. SECO will share the press conference & special event schedule with registered media prior to the event, but you are encouraged to invite media to your event to ensure participation. Exhibitors are welcome to use the press room for a press conference or special event or host the event in your booth.


Onsite Press Kits

Exhibitors are invited to bring hard copy press kits to the press room for distribution to the media. We encourage thumb drives to reduce paper waste. The press room staff will make sure your press kits are displayed on the Press Room tables for easy and quick media pick up. We recommend you have 25-50 press kits available. We also suggest you have an additional hard copy press kits available in your booth to give to media who may not have stopped by the press room.