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  • 7 Reasons to Visit the Exhibit Hall

    The exhibit hall offers a host of opportunities to help you and your practice provide better care. Visit the hall on Saturday, Oct. 15, to Monday, Oct. 17, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Tuesday, Oct. 18, the hall is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Seven reasons to visit the exhibition:

    Find the Products and Services You Need

    The exhibition will have more than 550 ophthalmic companies. Even before you go, research which booths you want to visit most with the Virtual Exhibition. Search by booth, company name, product categories, medical specialties, common equipment terms and basic ophthalmic conditions. Create a My Expo account and build a personalized list of companies you want to visit.

    Tip: Stop by the Exhibitor Locator, Booth 3500, where staff can help you locate specific exhibitors.

    Learn What the Academy Can Do For You

    Find innovative solutions for your practice at the Academy Resource Center, Booth 508. Sample new Academy products, take advantage of onsite services and special promotions, claim CME credit, pay dues and learn more about your membership benefits.

    Get Answers to Your Technology Related Questions

    Stop by the Technology Pavilion, Booth 168, to hear FREE user-friendly sessions on the latest technology trends for business, clinical and academic applications.

    Learn about available incentives for demonstrating meaningful use and interoperability with EHR systems at the Electronic Office, IHE Eye Care, Booth 121.

    Visit Our Newest Exhibitors

    The New Exhibitor Pavilion is where companies new to AAO 2016 will be conveniently grouped together. Look on a floor plan for the booths shaded orange.

    Experience the New Product Theater

    Hear about innovative products and services at a Product Theater, taking place in the Technology Pavilion, Booth 168.

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

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

    Delicious Meals, Convenient Location

    Grab a delicious meal at AAO Bistro located in the exhibit hall. Reserve your seat online or visit the AAO Bistro counter in the Grand Concourse, Level 2.5 for tickets.


    Relax and charge your mobile device at any of three Charge-Up Lounges in South, Hall A. Lounges have electrical and USB outlets, plus mobile device charging tips.

    Rest up at the Rest Stop, Booth 780. There you can get a free chair massage, access Wi-Fi and use a computer.