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EyecareForumUSA 2023

October 22-24, 2023

Hyatt Hill Country Resort, San Antonio

After the launch event in November 2022, we're delighted to bring EyecareForum back in 2023, this time heading to San Antonio, Texas.

The two-day event will offer eyecare providers and vendors within the industry a highly concentrated networking platform, enabling six months of work to be completed in two days. Eyecare providers will benefit from introductions to innovative suppliers within the industry, and with the tailor made one-on-one meetings, effective conversations can happen in a time-efficient environment. Highly topical conference content and a program of social engagements completes the package. The eyecare providers will be a carefully curated group, and since it’s invitation-only, attendance at EyecareForum USA ensures you’re mixing with precisely the right people.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Access to some of the best eyecare providers and vendors in the region, showcasing the industry’s most innovative products and services.

Hear from thought leaders and best-in-class practitioners.

Tailor your own program of one-to-one meetings to ensure that the suppliers sitting opposite you tick all the boxes on your list of business aspirations. 

Our content will encourage constructive dialogue – with presentations that address current and pressing issues, their complexities and solutions.

Cut to the chase – our invitation-only policy means you’ll only meet with the decision makers.

Network with your peers in a luxury location, through first-class social events, designed to develop and strengthen relationships.

AGENDA

SPEAKERS

Howard Purcell, OD, FAAO

President & CEO, New England College of Optometry

Sandra Fortenberry OD, FAAO

Dean, University of the Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry

John Rumpakis, OD, MBA

Founder & CEO, PRMI & CodeSAFEPLUS.com

Fran├žois van den Abeele

Founder & CEO, Sea2See Eyewear

Geoff Rimshas

Chief Operating Officer, InFocus Eyecare

The Link Between Optometric Education and the Future of Eyecare

Join Howard Purcell, OD, FAAO, President of the NECO and Sandra Fortenberry, OD, FAAO, Dean for the University of the Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry for an insight into how the optometric education of today will shape the eyecare industry of tomorrow.

The Link Between Optometric Education and the Future of Eyecare

Join Howard Purcell, OD, FAAO, President of the NECO and Sandra Fortenberry, OD, FAAO, Dean for the University of the Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry for an insight into how the optometric education of today will shape the eyecare industry of tomorrow.

Dr. Rumpakis is currently President & CEO of Practice Resource Management, Inc., a firm that specializes in providing a full array of consulting, appraisal, and management services for healthcare professionals and industry partners. He has developed some of the leading Internet-based software applications for the medical/eye care field such as CodeSAFEPLUS.com®, the industry leading cloud-based CPT & ICD Code Data and Information Service, and offers personal medical coding consultation through JustAskJohn. He is also the founder of Opt-ED® Professional Continuing Education which creates and delivers top tier continuing education around the country as well as Opt-IN® which provides optometric marketing and promotional services.

A 1984 graduate of Pacific University College of Optometry, he served as a volunteer for the AOA for near 17 years and sits on numerous advisory boards, and board of directors for companies both in and out of the ophthalmic industry.

Over the two days of EyecareForum, Dr. Rumpakis will be walking us through various market trends, billing, coding and medical compliance issues. 

From Waste to Fashion: Disrupting the Eyewear Industry

Sea2See Eyewear's Founder & CEO, François van den Abeele, will detail his company's approach to sustainability, its impact, the way consumers have evolved and the way the optical market has reacted.  

Group Discussion - Changing Behaviours in Eyecare

Over 25 years of industry experience with numerous optical brands including D.O.C., Pearle Vision, Sears Optical, Target Optical, LensCrafters, and Pearle Vision Franchise at West Point Optical. Geoff is a natural team builder and solutionist, with a proven track record of creating positive and driven environments that produce winning teams.

Geoff will be asking the audience to discuss the way the landscape of eyecare is shifting, as doctors are faced with new tech and challenges like PE in their everyday.

ADVISORY BOARD

Ben Chudner OD

Chief Medical Officer, AEG Vision

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Becky Fritz

VP Practice Operations, VSP Ventures

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Howard Fried, OD

President, DigitalOptometrics

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Robin Rhodes

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TESTIMONIALS

"The connections made at this event are invaluable! My favorite part of this event was being able to speak 1-on-1 in a setting that facilitates authentic conversation."

- Chief  Visionary Officer, Black EyeCare Perspective

"The concept of EyecareForum is original and novel. A very classy conference."

- Founder & CEO, Eye & Contact Lens Associates of North Texas

"The concept itself - being able to connect with potential clients in a very material way, and make connections throughout the industry - was exciting to us. It certainly did not disappoint and we look forward to be able to do this again."

- National Director of Training and Development, DigitalOptometrics

VENUE

The Hyatt Hill Country Resort and Spa is just 20 minutes from San Antonio International Airport and the famous downtown River Walk.  Hill Country is a secluded resort with a 27-hole onsite golf club, exceptional amenities and a rich history of authentic Texas hospitality. 

How to get there

The Hyatt Regency is located approximately a 25 minute drive from San Antonio International Airport.


Contact Hotel

+1 210 647 1234 

Address

9800 Hyatt Resort Dr, San Antonio, TX 78251

 

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