SAN DIEGO—Eyes On Eyecare recently concluded its three-day educational summit, Eyes On 2023. The educational summit, held Nov. 18-20, was one of the largest virtual eyecare events of the year with 5,163 attendees, nine hours of complimentary COPE-approved CE and CME along with over 20 additional hours of premier, real-time learning from over 40 faculty members. These numbers were consistent with last year’s Eyes On 2022 event, organizers stated, "signifying that Eyes On events have a loyal following among optometrists and ophthalmologists dedicated to learning the latest clinical evidence and best practices, research and patient implementation solutions."

"Now in our third year, we are honing in on what the optometry and ophthalmology communities are seeking—which is innovation,” said Matt Geller, OD, co-founder, and CEO of Eyes On Eyecare. “Our attendees consumed almost 20,000 hours of education which says so much about how committed ODs and MDs are to providing their patients the best in clinical and surgical care.”

Eyes On Eyecare plans to release on-demand content from the show in the coming weeks, a spokesperson said.

Some of the most notable sessions attended were Johnson & Johnson Vision's “New Frontiers in Soft Contact Lenses;” Sun Ophthalmics’ “Committed to Eyecare;” “Case Studies in Neurotrophic Keratitis,” by Deepika Shah, MD, MPH; “How to Set Achievable Myopia Management Expectations,” presented by Jason E. Compton, OD, FAAO, in the Clinical Track; “Best Practices in Ocular Aesthetics,” co-presented by Selina McGee, OD, FAAO, Diplo ABO, and Janelle L. Davison, OD; and “The Evolving World of AMD Diagnosis and Treatment,” delivered by Michael Singer, MD, in the Implementation Track.

New this year, Eyes On 2023 announced the winners of the first annual Optometry Innovation Awards, exclusively sponsored by Dompé. Janelle L. Davison, OD, and co-founder, Paradeyem Optical Software took home $20,000 as the first-place winner, while Elise Brisco, OD, FAAO, FCOVD, CCH, and co-founder of NearSight claimed $12,500 for second place. Janice Luk, OD, and co-founder of Eyethos earned $7,500 for third place.

Dr. Davison won for her optical software, developed to resolve threats to revenue and efficiency loss, calculation errors, lack of transparency, and excessive turnover. Dr. Brisco was awarded for her intuitive design of a vision-enhancing phone case that eliminates the need for readers, while Dr. Luk was recognized for her novel lash cleanser that preserves ocular health in patients.

As a snapshot of the Eyes On 2023 success story, organizers shared a few of the event’s statistics including:

  • 38,950 total unique viewers with a total watch time of 1,175,029 minutes.
  • Over 5,100 attendees.
  • 4,400 resource clicks across all sponsor booths.
  • $1,000 donated to Guide Dogs of America—Eyes On 2023’s charity partner.
  • Over 2,400 raffle codes were redeemed for more than $5,000 in prizes.
The Eyes On 2023 virtual exhibit hall featured leading industry sponsors, including Johnson & Johnson Vision, Sun Ophthalmics, Alcon, Novartis, and Oyster Point Pharma as well as other important contributors.

To learn more and attend future Eyes On events, including Eyes On Dry Eye coming up February 24-26, 2023 and Eyes On Myopia, April 7-8, 2023, visit the website here.