CovalentCareers Acquires Everything Dry Eye Event, to Debut Rebranded Eyes On Dry Eye Virtual Event in April 2021

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SAN DIEGO—CovalentCareers, Inc., a career development company for new health care professionals and the largest provider of new graduate eyecare professional career resources, announced that it has acquired the Everything Dry Eye virtual event. The show will be rebranded Eyes On Dry Eye and the 2021 event will take place April 23-24, 2021. CovalentCareers is the leading event organizer in the eyecare space and produced the successful Eyes On 2021 event last November, as reported  by VMAIL.

CovalentCareers said it will leverage its proprietary virtual event technology and audience of 41,000 eyecare professionals to produce the Eyes On Dry Eye 2021 virtual show.

Damon Dierker, OD, FAAO and Ahmad Fahmy, OD, FAAO, Dipl, ABO, co-creators of Everything Dry Eye, will remain closely involved with the rebranded Eyes On Dry Eye event, moderating the education tracks and ensuring that the event provides the maximum educational value to the largest audience of international eyecare professionals, the announcement said.

“Ahmad and I developed Everything Dry Eye to deliver the latest information to help eyecare providers improve the lives of their patients and the success of their practices,” said Dr. Dierker. “With the pandemic, we made the decision to move to the virtual space and are proud to have pulled off an incredibly successful event last year with the help of CovalentCareers. We’re really excited to partner with them on a rebranded Eyes On event, with goals to increase audience size, engagement, and meaningful action by attendees.”

More than 1,800 eyecare professionals attended the first-ever Everything Dry Eye virtual symposium from August 14-15, 2020. That inaugural event boasted two education tracks, nine continuing education credits, an interactive exhibit hall, and a networking room. The show featured 20 live educational sessions led by faculty including Donald Korb, OD, Melissa Barnett, OD, Laura Periman, MD, Whitney Hauser, OD, and many more.

"Dry eye patients are finally starting to get the diagnosis and treatment plans they deserve thanks to increased disease state awareness from a global community of eyecare professionals,” said Matt Geller, OD, CEO and co-founder of CovalentCareers. “Our decision to acquire Everything Dry Eye aligns with our goal to help educate doctors in order to ultimately impact the lives of patients in need."

Eyes On Dry Eye 2021 will offer continuing education credit, timely clinical lectures on Dry Eye Disease from renowned ophthalmic faculty, and live networking moderated by leading optometrists and ophthalmologists. Registration will be announced at a later date.

To inquire about sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities at Eyes On Dry Eye 2021, email Covalent Careers’s Dr. Brett Kestenbaum, chief operating officer, at brett@covalentcareers.com.

CovalentCareers, Inc. is an independently owned, eyecare-only, digital marketing and career development company that provides content, creative, and technology services for forward-thinking health care organizations. CovalentCareers produces industry-leading virtual events for the eyecare community under the Eyes On brand, most recently producing Eyes On 2021. The San Diego-based group has launched CovalentCreators, NewGradOptometry.com and CovalentEvents.