San Diego, California – March 17, 2022 – Eyes On Eyecare® concluded Eyes On Dry Eye on Sunday, March 6, 2022. The three-day educational summit was the largest virtual dry eye-focused event of the year with a record-breaking 4,330 attendees, 9 hours of free COPE-accredited CE, and over 18,400 hours of watched education and premier, real-time learning from over 51 dry eye faculty members. The virtual exhibit hall garnered tremendous interest from attendees as well, with 15,861 inquiries into sponsors’ booths and 890 product inquiries and exclusive show specials claimed, further demonstrating that exhibits at Virtual Events can be a major driver for practices looking to bring new technology, diagnostic, and treatment options to their practice..
It’s estimated that over 35 million Americans currently suffer from dry eye disease symptoms and ocular surface inflammation. Designed to help optometrists and ophthalmologists manage chronic dry eye disease as well as acute dry eye symptoms caused by glaucoma, systemic disease, surgery, and other conditions, the three-day event was co-chaired by dry eye experts, Damon Dierker, OD, FAAO, and Ahmad Fahmy, OD, FAAO, Dipl ABO. Content focused on the most relevant topics in dry eye disease in sessions such as, What’s in the Bottle? Mastering OTC and Prescription Dry Eye Therapies, Innovations in Dry Eye Disease, How to Improve Surgical Outcomes in DED Patients, How to Accelerate Growth of In-office DED Procedures, and many more.
"We created Eyes On Eyecare events to deliver the education and content eyecare practitioners need to provide premier patient care,” said Matt Geller, OD, co-founder and CEO of CovalentCreative, the parent company of Eyes On Eyecare. “We’re proud that attendance numbers continue to grow, even as live events are returning. It tells us that doctors and other eyecare professionals trust the specialized content and educational programming they have come to rely on from Eyes On Eyecare events, and we’re grateful to our sponsors who enable us to offer this event, free of charge.”
Produced by Eyes On Eyecare, a digital publication that focuses on providing clinical and career education to the next generation of optometrists and ophthalmologists, Eyes On Dry Eye is the publication’s third-annual virtual experience for the entire eyecare community.
The event also raised $1,200 for Sjögren’s Foundation—Eyes On Dry Eye’s charity partner. Sjögren’s Foundation is committed to creating a community of patients, healthcare professionals, and researchers to conquer the complexities of this systemic autoimmune disease that causes extensive dryness throughout the entire body, including the eyes.
Designed to help optometrists and ophthalmologists anticipate and plan for the year ahead, the three-day show featured best-in-class clinical programming led by specialists, including: Arthur B Epstein, OD, FAAO, FBCLA, DPNA; Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS; Laura M Periman, MD; Leslie E. O'Dell, OD, FAAO; Elizabeth Yeu, MD; Justin Schweitzer, OD, FAAO; and many more.
The Eyes On Dry Eye virtual exhibit hall featured leading sponsors, including Novartis and TearCare/SightSciences.
To learn more and attend future Eyes On events, including Eyes On Glaucoma coming up June 10-11, 2022, visit: https://events.eyesoneyecare.com/.
About Eyes On Eyecare®
Eyes On Eyecare is a digital publication that focuses on providing clinical and career education to the next generation of optometrists and ophthalmologists. Eyes On Eyecare is operated by CovalentCreative, which has launched notable brands like CovalentCareers, OptometryStudents.com, and NewGradOptometry.com. Based out of San Diego, CA, CovalentCreative boasts an elite team of nearly 30 individuals with a combined 50+ years of clinical, media, content, and talent acquisition experience in the optometry and ophthalmology space.
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