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Registration is Now Open for IDOC’s The Connection 2022
Event to Feature IDOC’s New Practice Management Services


October 20, 2021, Norwalk CT – >Returning to a live, in-person format for 2022, IDOC’s annual national conference, The Connection, is scheduled for February 24-26 in Orlando, FL. The three-day event will offer attendees a first-hand look at the full spectrum of IDOC’s new practice management services—turnkey offerings designed to free ODs from routine business management tasks. IDOC executives see the services as a continuation of IDOC’s long-standing commitment to innovation and practice owner empowerment. The event is open to all IDOC members, as well as the larger independent optometry community, and interested parties can Register here.

The Connection 2022 will resume a full agenda of employee/role-based tracks focused on the goals and challenges of independent optometry practices. The conference theme, “Inspiring Innovation,” will provide new insight into the critical role of business innovation in private practice success. In addition, the event will feature more than 40+ event sponsors who will offer exclusive on-site discounts on premium products, services and equipment.

“We are thrilled to be returning to a live, in-person event in 2022,” said Dave Brown, IDOC CEO. “It’s the perfect opportunity to share what has become a new focus for IDOC: turnkey services that will help independent ODs spend less time on management tasks and more time on patient care and personal pursuits.”

“We’re confident that our new services will bring immediate value to our members,” added Oliver Spandow, IDOC CFO. “As an alliance, we’re committed to providing the tools, guidance and advice that drive success. The Connection 2022 is the ideal opportunity for our members to see what is available and incorporate our new offerings into their business plans.”

Both IDOC members and non-members are encouraged to bring their whole practice and attend The Connection 2022 as a team; multiple tracks will focus on individual roles and responsibilities, and specialized staff training and networking will be available. Registered attendees are also invited to participate in a TopGolf event on Friday night, a chance to relax and network in an informal setting.

Headquartered at the Hilton Orlando, The Connection 2022 is designed to be a family-friendly event; world-famous theme parks and area attractions are located nearby, and childcare will be provided free of charge to registered attendees. Please note that your health and safety is our primary concern. To that end, IDOC will be monitoring the challenges associated with the ongoing pandemic, and will put appropriate safeguards in place for live, in-person events as recommended by the CDC, local authorities and our host hotel. For more information about The Connection 2022, call (203) 853-3333 or visit

About IDOC
For the past twenty years, IDOC has remained committed to building a powerful community of independent optometrists, providing advanced practice management tools, advice and support systems that drive business growth. Membership plans include expert consulting, metrics-based business solutions, negotiated vendor discounts and peer-to-peer networking. IDOC works collaboratively with 3,000+ independent ODs to help them stay ahead of industry change and achieve their business vision, their way. For more information about IDOC, call (203) 853-3333 or visit

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