2018 Spring Convention

April 26-29, 2018

Little Rock Statehouse Convention Center | Markham & Broadway, Little Rock, Arkansas 72201

Host Hotel: Little Rock Marriott, 3 Statehouse Plaza, Little Rock  Make Reservations Here

Doctors of Optometry & Paraoptometric Staff register on the same form.

Doctors: 20 hours of Education including 1 hour of mandatory Arkansas Jurisprudence

OD Continuing Education is COPE approved or Arkansas State Board of Optometry approved

Paraoptometric Education:

  • 6 hours of education on Friday are approved and eligible for those who are  AOA Certified Paraoptometric (CPO)
  • 6 hours of education on Friday are approved by the American Board of Opticians (ABO)
  • 4 hours of education on Friday are approved for NCLE credit 
  • 6 hours education on Friday are approved by the Arkansas State Board of Opticianry for Arkansas Licenses Opticians (Ar ABO)
  • Check for designation after the course names on the Paraoptometric Schedule
  • You must sign in to receive credit for the above accreditations

Pricing:

Doctor of Optometry (OD)
  • ArOA Members: $475 until 4/16/18 ($525 after 4/16/18)
    • (any member of the American Optometric Association may attend for the Member rate)
  • Non-Member: $700 until 4/16/18 ($750 after 4/16/18)
  • Click here to register
  • You must sign in to register.  Your username is typically your e-mail address.  If you have forgotten your username/password, please contact the ArOA office at 501-661-7675.  Please do NOT create a new account if you have previously registered for an event.
Paraoptometric Staff
  • Paraoptometric that works for a member of the ArOA: $125 until 4/16/18 ($175 after 4/16/18)
  • Paraoptometric Non-member: $205 until 4/16/18 ($255 after 4/16/18)
  • Click here to register
  • You must sign in to register. Doctors can register their staff during their registration.  Your username is typically your e-mail address.  If you have forgotten your username/password, please contact the ArOA office at 501-661-7675.  Please do NOT create a new account if you have previously registered for an event.

Guests: $25 

Guests may attend Exhibit Hall, President's Reception, and Awards Luncheon.  Guest registration is for family of registered doctors of optometry.  Guests may not register on their own, but must be a part of a doctor of optometry's registration.  Guests may pay to participate in Golf or the EyeRun.  Guests may not attend education courses unless special circumstance are granted and the request must be made directly to the Association office by April 15, 2018.  

Students: FREE

Student registration is free to Arkansas students doctors of Optometry.  students must pre-register.  Volunteers may receive complimentary housing at the host hotel if signed up to volunteer for at least 3 different volunteer times.  Hotel rooms will be shared with one other student.