SECO International, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, is a not-for-profit association founded in 1923 and counts as its members, practitioners in the 13 southeastern states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. In addition to the thirteen-member states, SECO associated members include nationally and internationally organizations such as the Armed Forces Optometric Society (AFOS), Association of Optometrists (UK), Federacion Colombiana de Optometras (FEDOPTO), South African Optometric Association (SAOA), Trinidad & Tobago Optometrists Association, and Colegio de Optometristas de Costa Rica.

SECO International is widely acknowledged as the largest optometric educational provider in the profession. SECO International provides year-round online learning through SECO University and 400+ hours of education and learning labs at SECO’s annual meeting. 


Through a culmination of SECO University – the profession’s best online learning resource center, SECO’s annual meeting where thousands of professionals gather for education & networking, SECO’s Optometry’s Marketplace including the industry’s top companies representing over 900 brands, the work of over 70 volunteers throughout the year, and the resource support of our industry partners and professionals, SECO, each and every day, delivers the best in class education and resources to the profession.


SECO University’s robust library of education includes 420 CE courses and 838 multimedia posters for Optometrist, including 90 courses COPE accredited CE for distance learning. Also, for the office, 335 courses for Opticians, Technicians, and Paraoptometrics, Administrators. Currently SECO University has over 6,000 annual member subscribers, plus on-demand course users and LIVE webinar participants.

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The first major eyecare event of the year is the professions first opportunity to see, touch, and experience the exciting innovations that are shaping the future of the profession. Attendees combine the knowledge they learned in the educational sessions and make informed purchasing decisions in face-to-face discussions, demonstrations, and special presentations right on the show floor. 



The largest optometric educational event in the US. This meeting is promoted to the membership of 13 member states and 6 affiliate member organizations, reaching over 28,000 eye care professionals.


Optometric Residents

Optometry Students


Opticianry Students


Ophthalmic Medical Personnel

Optometric Technicians


Practice/Business Managers


SECO offers more than 400 hours of optometric continual education & 50+ contact hours for optometrists, ophthalmic technicians, opticians, ophthalmologists, paraoptometrics and practice administrators.


Optometry’s MarketplaceTM presents 200+ exhibiting companies & over 900 brands. Discover the profession’s newest innovations.


Standard space: $31 per square foot 

Premium space: $32 per square foot
$300 per corner; $1200 island 

Booth includes:

• 8’ high backwall drape & 3’ sidewall drape

• listing in the Exhibit Hall directory, online and in print 

• Over 100 promotional opportunities


Reach SECO’s 56,000+ ophthalmic professional membership throughout the year and the attendees of the Annual Congress with a promotional program that is right for you!

SECO 2023 Location & Exhibit Hall Hours

Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, Georgia

Friday, March 3:  9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Saturday, March 4:  9:30 AM - 4:00 PM


of SECO attendees make buying decisions or recommend purchases for their businesses
of attendees either own or manage their practice​
of buyers report that SECO is the only optometry show they attend
of exhibitors are serious about buying and close deals totaling $25,000 or more at SECO

SEE Buyers at SECO First— As the first event of the year, SECO is the ideal pace to launch your newest products. Buyers are eager to see the latest frames, lenses, medical supplies, management solutions, and more.