Celebrating its 90th anniversary, SECO was held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.
SECO International executives cut the ribbon on the event.
SECO 2013 attracted well over 8,000 optometrists, opticians, certified ophthalmic technicians, paraoptometric and other eyecare professionals.
Outgoing SECO president Ronald Foreman, OD, (r) and chairman of the U.K.'s Association of Optometrists, David Shannon, OD, FAAO, MCOptom, signed an agreement to collaborate on an event in London.
The "London 2013 Education Destination" will be held Oct. 6-8, 2013.
Incoming SECO president, Darby Chiasson, OD.
(L to R) Justin Bazan, OD, John Warren, OD, and moderator Walter Mayo, OD, presented a special session on "Celebrating Technology."
Emulating CSI, April Jasper, OD, (l) moderator, and Jennifer Davis, OD, discussed "CL Eye: New Developments in the Case."
Tammy Reaves, Pearle Vision's VP, franchising and development, discussed the chain's plans to convert corporate stores to licensed stores.
In memory of Rick Bay, publisher/president of Review of Optometry and Review of Ophthalmology, Marc Ferrara, CEO, Information Services Divison, Jobson Healthcare Information, announced the creation of The Rick Bay Foundation for Excellence in Eyecare Education.
With over 240 continuing education courses, SECO offered Verification of Attendance kiosks to assist attendees with confirming their credits.
Erich Baumann, OD, FAAO, introduced Alcon's patented new innovation, water gradient contact lenses.
Alcon's Rick Weisbarth, OD, FAAO, listened as April Jasper, OD, discussed her experience fitting the new water gradient lens.
American Board of Optometry, executive director, Jeffrey L. Weaver, OD, MBA, MS.
Gary Gerber, OD, chief dream officer, The Power Practice, presented to an audience of independent eyecare professionals.
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