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2018 GLEC registration is now open!

The Michigan Optometric Association and the Michigan College of Optometry are proud to host the Great Lakes Eyecare Conference. Join us at this educational meeting and trade show May 31-June 2, 2018 at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, Grand Rapids, MI.

Continuing Education:

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Three days of education with up to 18 hours of COPE approved CE!

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Optional: “Human Trafficking: What Michigan Optometrists Need to Know” on June 1 at 4:30pm. 
Additional registration fee, not included in GLEC.

MCO Residency Day

MCO Residency Case Reports will be presented on Friday, June 1, 2018; more information to come!

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Two days of education with up to 12 hours of AOA CPC and ABO approved CE!


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Conference Highlights:

Keynote Breakfast Presentation

May 31 @ 7:30am
Keynote speaker presented by National Vision

Heath Slawner, an igniter in the Simon Sinek Group, will be delivering the powerful message of Start with Why.
Explore why what we do becomes more powerful when we know why we do it.

Exhibit Hall Pub Crawl

May 31 @ 4:30pm
Annual GLEC Exhibit Hall Pub Crawl

Experience samples from "Beer City" at the GLEC Pub Crawl.  Network with peers and exhibitors in the industry

Bad Habits - The Official Eye Docs of Rock

May 31 @ 5:30pm
MOA MCO Double Vision Bash with
Bad Habits - The Official Eye Docs of Rock!

Double Vision Bash to be held at the McKay Tower, across the street from the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel. Hosted bar 5:30-6:30pm; cash bar 6:30-10:00pm. Heavy Appetizers will be served.

Sponsored by: National Vision Inc., Optovue, Revolution EHR, and VSP


GLEC Exhibits:

Sponsors and Exhibitors

Visit with over 50 sponsors and exhibitors in the GLEC exhibit area Thursday, May 31 and Friday, June 1. 

>Click for an up-to-date lists of GLEC Sponsors and Exhibitors

GLEC Register

Early registration rates available through April 17.
Registration closes May 23.  

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Thank you to our sponsors!

National Vision Inc.   VSP_Color   Optovue
Allergan   Kasperek USA Optical   Johnson & Johnson Vision
Essilor   MFVA   Rx Optical