With IDOC, you never stop learning.
IDOC events are designed to inform, educate and inspire, whether you’re an OD just starting out in private practice or have been in business for years. We offer a year-round schedule of national and regional meetings, open to both ODs and their staff, that keep attendees on the forefront of clinical and industry developments, the best way to drive growth and stay competitive.

Just as important, IDOC events are powerful networking forums, helping our members and their staff connect and collaborate in new ways. Drawing attendees from across the country, our meetings encourage the open exchange of ideas and experiences, valuable peer-to-peer learning independent ODs can’t find on their own.
Featured Events
Don't miss out on our upcoming events!

eConnect Webinar
The Bright Side of Kidz
Explore how different generations use their eyes – and what this means for Gen Z
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Vision Expo West
Dinner, Discussion, and Happy Hour
The Sky is Not Falling – Navigating the Storm Clouds Over Optometry and Seeing Their Silver Linings
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Events & Networking Opportunities
IDOC Study Groups
Our regional Study Group meetings offer independent eye care professionals a unique opportunity to network and connect with their local community in a small-scale, informal learning environment. Attendees are invited to explore topics of special interest to independent practitioners—from workplace productivity to winning retail strategies-and leave with clearly defined action steps that can be put to work right away. Study Group Meetings are held in a live setting with a sponsored dinner at a local, upscale restaurant. Join your local Study Group Meeting, and you will join a powerful community of local independent private practice doctors.
IDOC Workshops
IDOC has partnered with Alcon to bring workshops to you.

Go beyond addressing the chief complaint to build patient loyalty for the long term. Explore strategies for anticipating patients’ eye care needs to elevate practice performance by walking through a case study about a patient named “Patience,” introducing the AMP UP Model, and more. This interactive learning experience incorporates presented content, scenario-based video, workshop components, and leave-behind materials to help you execute your learnings in your practice.

Workshops are held in a live setting at a local, upscale restaurant, hosted by your IDOC Member Directors.

More information coming soon.
IDOC National Conference
Our annual National Conference offers three intensive days of business management curriculum, COPE-approved education, staff training, high-profile guest speakers, and so much more.

When:   February 16th – 19th 2023
Where:  Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld®

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IDOC Member Directors
IDOC Study Groups are led by IDOC Member Directors (IMDs). IMDs are respected optometrist leaders who provide local support for IDOC members across the country. As key opinion leaders in the industry, they serve as member advocates who stand for the growth, development and professional success of IDOC members.
eConnect Webinars
eConnect Webinars are offered throughout the year to provide insights, information, and advice focused on the needs of independent ODs.

The Bright Side of Kidz
Description: Explore how different generations use their eyes – and what this means for Gen Z. Understand the importance of vision for learning and childhood development, the need for eye care and eye protection (from UV and harmful blue light). Detail ways opticians and staff can provide the best possible eye care to their younger patients.
Speaker Name: Candice Lacey
Sponsored By: Essilor
Date: September 1st, 2022
Time: 8:00pm EST
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Industry Events
IDOC is a proud sponsor of the following Industry Event(s)
Vison Expo West
Join IDOC for Dinner and Discussion at Vision Expo West!
Speaker Name: Nathan Hayes
Sponsored By: The Sky is Not Falling – Navigating the Storm Clouds Over Optometry and Seeing Their Silver Linings
Description: Managed Care. Private Equity. Online Retail. Recession. It seems like there’s always some threat looming over independent optometry. Join IDOC’s Nathan Hayes as he shares his perspective on the nature of the threats, why none are the existential threats we fear them to be, and concrete ways you can proactively pilot your practice to success. Don't miss this opportunity to join IDOC at Vision Expo West for drinks, dinner, discussion and an opportunity to network with your peers.
Sponsored By: Alcon, Zeiss and Neurolens
Date: September 14th, 2022
Time: 5:30 - 8:00pm EST
Location: Mercato Della Pescheria | 3377 S. Las Vegas Blvd. Suite 2410 Las Vegas, NV 89109
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Join IDOC at Vision Expo West for Happy Hour
We want to toast our members and their successes! Join us for a drink!
Speaker Name: Nathan Hayes
Date: September 16th, 2022
Time: 4:00 - 6:00pm EST
Location: Level 1, Sands - Room 403
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