BUSINESS: The Independent Eye: Biz Tactics Eyes On 2023 Virtual Event Offers CE and Digital Exhibits Nov. 18-20, 2022 By Staff Monday, October 31, 2022 8:15 AM SAN DIEGO—Practitioners looking to expand their professional horizons with education and training and who are searching for the latest technologies and products can still register for free for the upcoming Eyes On 2023 Virtual Event, to be held Nov. 18-20, 2022. Eyes On 2023 will feature nine hours of free COPE-accredited CE and CME exclusively curated for optometrists and ophthalmologists, over 20 hours of additional live education from world-class experts, a virtual Exhibit Hall stocked with leading ophthalmic brands, $5,000 in prizes and giveaways, and a dedication to elevating the future of eyecare with a focus on innovation, according to an announcement from Eyes On Eyecare. The program and experience will focus on the biggest challenges facing optometrists and ophthalmologists today, including ocular surface disease, myopia, glaucoma, AMD, novel contact lens strategies, refractive surgery, presbyopia, innovative retinal disease treatment, and the latest trends in business and practice management, organizers said. Eyes On 2023 is also initiating the First Annual Optometry Innovation Awards, exclusively sponsored by Dompé, which will honor transformative advances in eyecare by recognizing outstanding problem solvers and creators. Prizes of $20,000 will be awarded to the winner, $12,500 to second place and $7,500 to third place. “I’m passionate about innovation because it’s always at the heart of progress,” said Matt Geller, OD, CEO and founder, CovalentCreative, the parent company of Eyes On Eyecare. “Innovation was the driving force in creating Eyes On Eyecare as well as our Eyes On events, and we want to recognize fellow change makers, who are elevating eyecare by asking better questions and taking bigger risks.” Eyes On 2023 is the third annual experience for the eyecare community following a record-setting Eyes On 2022, which drew more than 5,600 eyecare professionals. As the industry’s largest virtual event, organizers state the upcoming show will feature best-in-class clinical programming led by Eric Donnenfeld, MD; Selina R. McGee, OD, FAAO; Vance Thompson, MD; Justin Schweitzer, OD, FAAO; Michael Singer, MD; Walt Whitley, OD, FAAO; Paul Singh, MD; Dave Kading, OD, FAAO, FCLSA; Jacob Lang, OD, FAAO; John Gelles, OD, FIAO, FCLSA, FSLS, FBCLA; Shalu Pal, OD, FAAO, FSLS, FBCLA; Deepika Shah, MD; Cory Lappin, OD; Daniel Epshtein, OD, FAAO and more. Additionally, the event will feature exclusive show specials on diagnostics, new eye drops, innovative solutions, contact lenses and more. Attendees will be able to view these specials before the show begins and then claim the discounts live at the event.