Policies & Procedures

CE Approvals

About Approval System

International Vision Expo will not be responsible for courses that have not received accreditation.

Do not assume that the courses you registered for will be approved.

You will NOT receive credit if you are late to a course.

You will no longer receive course tickets. Your badge bar code will have all your registered courses embedded in it. Your badge is required for admittance to each course. If you make any changes to your education registration after you print your badge onsite, you will need to get a new badge printed so that your current courses are embedded in your updated badge bar code for course entry.

After the conference, you will receive a letter via email verifying your course attendance. Please submit this letter to your state board / national accreditation agency for license renewal.

The 2017 International Vision Expo East courses will be submitted to ABO, NCLE, JCAHPO, COPE, AOA Paraoptometric Commission, NY State Board for Ophthalmic Dispensing, and all State Boards of Opticianry for consideration of Education Credit approval. Most State Boards of Optometry now accept COPE approved courses. For specific State Board of Optometry license rules and regulations pertaining to the COPE acceptance, International Vision Expo recommends contacting your State Board directly. COPE approved courses are accredited in Canada.

The "pending education approval" courses listed are to serve as a guide to assist you with your course selections. These course listings are being submitted to the specified accrediting agencies for consideration of approval – if the course is NOT listed, it is NOT being submitted. Because courses fill up quickly, International Vision Expo recommends you register early to secure your seat. Remember you always have the opportunity to change a course selection after you have registered by calling Client Services at 800-811-7151.

Course approvals will be updated periodically as approvals are received from the accrediting agencies. Please check back to see if currently "pending" courses have been approved. Course approval information will also be available on-site in the Education and Registration areas. Please contact Client Services at 800-811-7151 with any education accreditation questions.

Note: Only Optometrists and Opticians licensed in Florida must provide their license # when registering for International Vision Expo continuing education courses.

Note: All Optometrists are required to provide their ARBO/OE Tracker # for COPE when registering for International Vision Expo continuing education courses.

Note: All licensed professionals must provide their NPI # when registering for International Vision Expo continuing education courses.


Approved & Pending Courses

Please see attached pdf's for some of the Approved & Pending Courses links:

Course Handouts

Electronic Course Handouts – available online until May 1

International Vision Expo course handouts are only available on-line for the Conference.  After you register for courses, you will be able to print your course handouts.  Remember to take them with you to the Conference!  Course handout copies will not be available onsite for pre-registered conferees.  Course handouts will be available online for one month after the conference.

To access the course handouts, click on the Register tab.  Click on the link to View and Print the Electronic Course Handouts.  Enter your registration ID and click the submit button.  Choose the handouts you would like to print by clicking on the pdf link for each course.  Please note that handouts are available for most of the courses.

We urge you to pre-register for continuing education courses and change course selections PRIOR to the conference.  This will enable you to have all of your course handouts in advance of your first course.

If you wish to register for continuing education courses or make changes to your course selections onsite at the conference, we recommend you do so at least 2 hours in advance of your first course.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellation requests must be made by completing the Cancellation Request Form. Please note that refunds will not be issued for cancellation requests.

Non-Refundable Transactions

The following transactions listed below are NOT refundable or transferable.

  • $40 Continuing Education Registration Processing Fee is non-refundable.
  • Exhibit Hall Registration Fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Standard Package and/or A la Carte registrations cannot be converted to Total Office Package registrations. All registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Total Office Package registrations cannot be converted to Standard Package and/or A la Carte registrations. All registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • No special offers or promotions can be combined.

Credit Rollovers

All cancellation requests will be processed after International Vision Expo East beginning in May in the form of a credit rollover. You will receive notification of your credit rollover within 60 days of processing. Credit rollovers are valid for International Vision Expo West 2017 or East 2018 education only.

  • Credit rollovers will not be granted for unused hours.
  • Credit rollovers cannot be transferred to another person.
  • Continuing Education credit is not awarded if a credit rollover is issued.
  • Credit rollover will expire if not used by Vision Expo East 2018.
  • No refunds will be given if the credit rollover is not used in full.
  • Refunds will not be issued for cancellation requests.

Send Cancellation Request Forms to:

Cancellation - International Vision Expo East
c/o Reed Exhibitions, 383 Main Avenue Norwalk, CT 06851
Attn: Client Services
Or, fax to 203-840-9610

Course Admittance & Attendance Verification

Course Admittance

In an effort to improve the Education registration process, conference badges will not be mailed. Please bring your confirmation letter with barcode onsite to Registration to have your badge and course itinerary printed when you arrive at the conference. This will ensure that you have the most up to date course information on your badge barcode and course itinerary, including room numbers.

Your badge barcode will have all of your registered courses embedded in it which is required for course entry. If you make any course changes onsite after you have already printed your badge, you will need to get a new badge printed so that your current courses are embedded in your updated badge barcode.


NEW! Course Attendance Verification

Vision Expo has made strides on improving the timeframe for verifying course attendance for Education attendees. To expedite the process, you will now be able to access CE Attendance Letters onsite via the Vision Expo website and mobile app.  Further details to come.

Please note, the Course Attendance Verification Letter will only include courses that you have attended. Vision Expo will also email your CE Letter to you after the Conference. Be sure to provide an email address with your registration record so that your CE Letter can be emailed to you.  If you did not provide an email address when you registered, please call Client Services at 800-811-7151 to update your registration record. You should submit this letter to your state boards of optometry/opticianry and national accreditation agencies for license renewal.

Click here to receive your CE Letter via email for Vision Expo East 2016.

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