(For your practice, that is.)

SECO's new Healthcare Practice Management program.

March 1 | 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Focus on New Knowledge

Whether you’re focusing on the latest optometric research and procedures for delivering exceptional patient care or learning effective ways to increase revenue, improve customer service or introduce new marketing strategies, SECO has it all. With almost 250 courses and 300+ hours of education offered, SECO 2017 is the largest optometric conference in the world, providing industry-leading continuing education for optometrists, optometric professionals and staff. In specialized sessions, learning labs, show floor demos and team-centered learning opportunities, you’ll hear from speakers you won’t find anywhere else, earn CE credits for maintaining your licensure and position yourself and your team to capitalize on the many new growth opportunities in eye care, now and in the coming years.


SECO 2017 will feature five of our renowned Special Sessions, showcasing the cutting-edge of optometry with the best speakers in the profession, including:

Retina Roundup - Mohammad Rafieetery, MD, one of optometry’s foremost retinal authorities, moderates a panel with John Randolph, MD and Eric Sigler, MD, two of the nation’s most skilled retinal surgeons, about the modern day retinal practice, new surgery techniques, and the many uses for anti-VEGF.

Skinning Cats: From SLET to DMEK - Transplants aren’t dead but they are on life support. Peter Veldman, MD, a national expert from Harvard, shares his surgical expertise with regards to all the new corneal surgeries, with emphasis on pre-op selection and post-op management. Be prepared for some stunning videos.

The SECO staff program is unparalleled in quality and scope.

Kirk Smick, OD FAAO
This will be my 44th consecutive SECO and my fondest memory was in 1980 when I sat on Gerald Thomas's hotel bed surrounded by Joel Byars, Wayne Brown and other SECO friends and watched the "Miracle on Ice" when the US Ice Hockey team defeated Russia for the Gold Medal.  I have brought several staff members each and every year because the SECO staff program is unparalleled in quality and scope.
Kirk Smick, OD FAAO Morrow, GA

Focus on New Knowledge


Choose from nine Learning Labs, including: Laser Learning Lab, which will demystify the various laser procedures in eyecare and MGD Learning Lab which is a hands-on look at the diagnostic and therapeutic modalities for dry eye.


This series of courses is a fun way to end the day, with topics and treats that only SECO can provide! Topics include What’s My Beef with: Pharmacists, Vision Plans, Referrals, and Glaucoma Meds.


  • MACRA and MIPS: The New MU - Jeff Michaels, OD; Zach McCarty, OD; and Chris Wroten, OD
  • Maximizing Profits in a Competitive Market - David Mills, OD
  • The Optic Neuropathies - Tina Porzukowiak, OD