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.
  • NYSOA & NewGradOptomety.com Student Session. Visit Featured Events for more details.

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

  • Visit the NewGradOptometry & CovalentCareers booth for daily Pop Up Talks with career tips just for you, and meet with their team of experts to network with hiring 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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