• Exhibition

  • Experience the largest exhibition of ophthalmic technology, products and services in the world.

    Exhibit Hall 2015AAO 2016 Exhibition

    Saturday, Oct. 15 – Tuesday, Oct. 18
    South, Hall A
    McCormick Place, Chicago


    Saturday – Monday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Tuesday: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

    • Discover the newest companies participating in the AAO 2016 Exhibition conveniently grouped together in the New Exhibitor Pavilion area of the Exhibition.
    • See what is new from the Academy at the Academy Resource Center, Booth 508.
    • Learn the latest trends in technology at the Technology Pavilion, Booth 168.

    Virtual Exhibition

    Visit the AAO 2016 Virtual Exhibition to find companies and their products exhibiting in Chicago.

    You can search by:

    • Company name,
    • Booth number,
    • Product categories,
    • Medical subspecialties,
    • Common equipment terms and
    • Basic ophthalmic conditions.

    Create a My Expo account, tag the exhibitors you plan to visit and print a personalized list.

    Learning LoungeLearning Lounge

    Booth 126
    Participate in informal, small group discussions facilitated by experts in the Learning Lounge.

    Three theaters operate simultaneously - float to any topic of interest. New talks begin every 15 minutes.

    View the schedule using the Mobile Meeting Guide or through the online Program Search.

    New! Product Theater

    Technology Pavilion, Booth 168
    Hear about the innovative products and services available from the following exhibitors:

    Saturday, Oct. 15, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Medflow Holdings, LLC presents: Medflow Vision: Integrating Business, Clinical, and Analytics Technology to Advance Your Practice

    Join Medflow for an informative hour, a glass of wine, beer and light snacks.

    Sunday, Oct. 16, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Heidelberg Engineering presents: Enhanced Detection and Clinical Assessment in Glaucoma Management

    Speakers include:

    Evolving diagnostic measurements of optic nerve structure
    Chris Girkin, MD, MSPH, University of Alabama at Birmingham

    Making optimal use of the SPECTRALIS OCT glaucoma module
    Donald Hood, PhD, Columbia University

    Optimized Glaucoma Detection and Progression Assessment with the SPECTRALIS OCT
    Felipe Medeiros, MD, PhD, University of Calif.-San Diego

    AAO Bistro

    Booth 2781
    Saturday – Monday: 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

    With an extensive gourmet menu and ample seating, AAO Bistro is a convenient lunch option in the exhibit hall.

    Avoid lines: purchase individual tickets or reserve a table online. Onsite, you can also purchase tickets at Restaurant Reservations, South, Level 2.5.

    Access WiFi

    • Rest Stop, Booth 780
    • Breakfast With the Experts area, South Hall A

    Engage With Technology Experts

    • Technology Pavilion, Booth 168
    • The Electronic Office - IHE Eye Care, Booth 121
    • Tech Bar, Rest Stop, Booth 780