Young Professionals

Students, register now for these exclusive benefits:

  • Free Exhibit Hall Registration ($150 value)
  • Free Education (Unlimited): Arrive prior to a course’s start time and if it is not sold out, you can attend for free.
  • Optometry Student Career Workshop: Presented by CovalentCareers + NewGradOptometry in collaboration with NYSOA and SUNY College of Optometry, this session will provide fundamental knowledge to build upon prior to graduation. Plus, Optometry students are invited to attend the Rockin' For New Eyes, the annual fundraiser for New Eyes for the Needy, as a guest of National Vision. RSVP for Rockin' for New Eyes here. A wristband and 2 drink tickets will be distributed at the end of the education session.

Young Professionals, find the resources you need to excel in your career:

  • Visit the NEW Young Professionals Lounge powered by NewGradOptometry & CovalentCareers (#1267) for daily live interviews and panel discussions with the top thought leaders in optometry. Plus, relax, recharge and network with peers, experts and employers.
  • View CE recommendations from the Young Professionals Advisory Group to help choose from the 310 hours of CE.
  • Make key in-person connections at events like ODs on Facebook, Corporate ODs on Facebook Panel and Reception, OptiCon @ Vision Expo and the Opening Night Party. View the Events Schedule.

Young Professionals Advisory Group

Thank you to our Young Professionals Advisory Group that provides year-round recommendations and feedback to help shape the young professional attendee experience.

  • Brianna Branch
    Brianna Branch

    Illinois College of Optometry, Class of 2019

  • Andrew Dias
    Andrew C. Dias, III, ABOC-AC, FNAO, HFOAA

    Optical Manager, Metropolitan Optical

  • Jordan Edwards
    Jordan Edwards, ABOC

    Frame Buyer, EyeCare Partners

  • Quy Nguyen
    Quy Nguyen, OD

    Director of Career Development and Minority Enrichment, SUNY College of Optometry

  • Bimal Patel
    Bimal Patel, OD

    Owner of Focus – Refined Eye Care, Houston, TX

  • Kristin O’Brien, OD
    Kristin O’Brien, OD

    Owner, Vision Source of GVR, Optometric Insights

  • William To
    William To, OD, ABOC

    Optical Illusions, Founder, At Will Consulting



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