Connecting Eye Care Professionals for Over a Century

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 national and international 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 has evolved into a prominent platform for eye care professionals to connect, learn, and grow.

Every year, SECO International hosts a highly anticipated education Congress and year-round education Community (SECO University), attracting eye care professionals and vendors from both the national and international eye care communities. These  education offerings serve as an exceptional opportunity for attendees to expand their professional networks, discover the latest advancements in eye care technology, and further their education through engaging workshops, seminars, and presentations.

The SECO annual conference is widely acknowledged as one of the largest optometric educational meetings in the world and is the Education Destination for:

  • Optometrists
  • Optometric Residents
  • Optometry Students
  • Opticians
  • Opticianry Students
  • Ophthalmic
  • Medical Personnel
  • Optometric Technicians
  • Paraoptometrics
  • Practice/Business Managers