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 Event: IDOC Education Series
IDOC eConnect 2021
IDOC eConnect 2021
A new monthly educational series featuring medical and practice management topics.
Private Equity Acquisitions: Are You Missing Out?

Wednesday, July 21st at 7pm ET

As we come out of the COVID shutdowns, Private Equity acquisitions have resumed, if not increased the rate and prices at which they are buying up independent practices. What’s involved in selling to Private Equity? How are these groups able to pay so much more for practices? Are owners ’missing out’ if they don’t choose to sell now? Finally, how should you determine when and why to exit your practice?

Learning Objectives:
  Understand the buy-side of how Private Equity works
  Learn what’s involved in deciding to sell to PE
  Have context for the impact on Private Practice Optometry
  Learn three criteria for deciding to sell
  What every owner can do today to secure their future

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Nathan Hayes
IDOC Practice Finance Consultant

IDOC National Conference
Save The Date: February 23rd-26th, 2022, Orlando, Fl
Hilton Orlando
Hilton Orlando
Our annual National Conference in February offers three intensive days of business management curriculums, COPE-approved clinical education, staff training and high-profile guest speakers, all in a family-friendly Florida setting. The Connection experience includes:
  Informal and facilitated peer networking
  Face-to-face engagement with expert IDOC practice management consultants
  Clinical coursework designed to fulfill Continuing Education requirements
  Professional staff training for every practice role and responsibility
  Special event-only vendor partner discounts and offers
  An impressive roster of Guest Keynotes with messages that inform, entertain and inspire
  Complimentary childcare in a resort setting ideal for the whole family
Highlights from Connection 2020
More 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 offered both in a live setting with a sponsored dinner at a local, upscale restaurant, as well as in a virtual setting over video conference, depending on location. Join your local Study Group Meeting, and you will join a powerful community of local independent private practice doctors.
IDOC Study Groups are led by IDOC Member Directors.
Industry Events
IDOC is proud to be part of prominent industry events, providing ongoing participation with Vision Expo, SECO and other national conferences. We also remain actively involved in state association events across the country, a valuable opportunity for the IDOC team to engage one-on-one with eyecare industry professionals and thought leaders.
IDOC is a proud sponsor of the following Conferences and State Associations for 2021
Arizona Optometric Association
Vision Expo
Colorado Optometric Association
South Carolina Optometric Physicians Association
Illinois Optometric Association
Michigan Optometric Association
Oklahoma Association of Optometric Physicians
Alabama Optometric Association
Massachusetts Society of Optometrists
New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians
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