SAN DIEGO—Eyes On Glaucoma, the two-day educational summit held this past June, reported a record attendance. Organizers reported that the virtual glaucoma event is the largest of the year to date with 3,186 attendees, 9,512 hours of education consumed, 6 hours of free COPE-accredited CE and CME, and 26 sessions on today’s paramount topics in glaucoma delivered by 28 world-class presenters. “In order to get ahead of today’s most devastating eye diseases, the industry needs a platform from which to collaborate and develop real-world solutions,'' said Matt Geller, OD, co-founder and CEO of CovalentCreative, the parent company of Eyes On Eyecare, which organized the program. "With so many live and virtual learning opportunities available to eyecare practitioners today, we are thrilled that Eyes On Glaucoma was the choice for so many leading glaucoma specialists to gain new insights, share best practices, and discover unique strategies for early detection and effective treatment of this disease that remains a leading cause of blindness around the globe."
During the weekend, Eyes On Eyecare also released the 2022 Glaucoma Report, a detailed analysis of how more than 750 eyecare practitioners from around the world are diagnosing, treating and managing glaucoma. Since 2020, the number of people with glaucoma worldwide has surpassed 80 million, and is expected to pass 111 million by 2040.
As a snapshot of the Eyes On Glaucoma weekend, a few of the event’s statistics from the organizers include:
- 3,400 raffle codes redeemed for more than $3,000 in prizes
- 9,512 hours of education watched over two days
- 5,280 inquiries into sponsors’ booths within the Eyes On Glaucoma Exhibit Hall
- $1,000 donated to Glaucoma Research Foundation—Eyes On Glaucoma’s charity partner
- Over 60 product inquiries and exclusive show specials claimed
- 28 expert speakers
- 26 sessions presented
Eyes On Glaucoma was moderated by Justin Schweitzer, OD, FAAO, Constance Okeke, MD, MSCE, Stephanie Woo, OD, and Brian Shafer, MD. The event also featured some of the biggest names on the front lines of glaucoma research and management, including: Nate Lighthizer, OD, FAAO; Danica Marrelli, OD, FAAO; Nathan Radcliffe, MD, and many more.