Spring Convention Events

J.C. Beane Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament

Thursday, 8am @ Maumelle Country Club

$150/person  $10/mulligan

This event aids in the fundraising to support scholarships provided to optometry students through the William Townsend Scholarship and the Milton Webb Scholarship. The JC Beane Scholarship Golf Tournament is in its 18th year of helping future optometrists from Arkansas.  

Check out the Maumelle Country Club here.

Register on the Convention Registration Form or print Golf Registration Form here.

 Alcon Industry Sponsored Symposium & Dinner


Thursday @ 6pm

Location: SHCC Ballroom AE

Pre-register for this dinner. Doctors of Optometry registered for convention may attend.

Choose from one of the three industry sponsored symposiums on Friday 12pm-1pm


TLC Industry Sponsored Event (Lunch Provided)

Friday 12pm-1pm

Join us for fun, prizes & a few words from your colleagues that “ROCK” refractive co-management in their Practices. *Must pre-register 

Location: SHCC Ballroom AE



 Shire Industry Sponsored Symposium (Lunch Provided)

Friday 12pm-1pm


Insiights At Arkansas Optometric Association 

Speaker: Art Epstein, OD, FAAO

Location: SHCC Fulton *Must pre-register to attend  *OD only event  





  Essilor Labs of America Industry Sponsored Symposium (Lunch Provided)

Friday 12pm-1pm

Essilor Labs of America discusses advancements in lens technologies and lab partnerships

Speakers:  Preston Nix and Mike Conway

Location: SHCC Izard  *Must pre-register to attend



EyeRun 5K Fun Run/Walk 

Saturday @ 7am

Benefits the Arkansas School for the Blind.

Participants receive race t-shirt and swag bag full of goodies from our sponsors.

Register online as part of  convention  or print registration form here





 Networking Optometric Women (NOW)

Chocolate & Champagne Reception

For female members of the ArOA only

Saturday, April 28


The Capitol Hotel, 2nd floor






 Young OD Event!

For ArOA members in practice 10 years or less & student doctors

Saturday, April 28 | 6:30pm-9:30pm

Dust Bowl Lanes & Lounge | 315 E Capitol Ave | Little Rock