AFOS Academy 2022

October 24-25, 2022

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AFOS AAO 2022 San Diego

We are excited to be in person this fall in San Diego, CA just prior to the American Academy of Optometry meeting. 


Registration is open for the 2022 AFOS meeting October 24-25 in San Diego, CA.

We have secured a special package that allows you to register for both the AFOS meeting and the American Academy of Optometry meeting (AAO) at one bundled rate.  To register go to the Academy website and choose the AFOS/AAO Bundle.

Register Today!


When AFOS Meeting will begin the MORNING of Monday, October 24 and run through the day on Tuesday, October 25 followed by the AAO Meeting October 26-30, 2022.
Where The 2022 AFOS Meeting will be held at the Marriott Marquis & Marina on Oct 24-25. The AAO Meeting will be at the San Diego Convention Center.
  • Excellent COPE CE Targeted for Military, PHS/IHS, VA & Federal ODs, Residents, and Students
  • AFOS Awards Program
  • AFOS Grand Rounds Presentations
  • State of the Art Exhibit Hall
  • Excellent Hands on Workshops
  • Member Appreciation Reception
  • Camaraderie with fellow service colleagues 
  • Service Chief break-out sessions
  • Sponsor Showcase with great raffle prizes!


Meeting Dress Requirements

* Air Force:  Service Dress for both meetings. Civilian clothes are authorized on travel days.

  • Air Force members traveling in a Permissive Temporary Duty (PTDY) status are not required to wear their uniform.

* Army: ASUs or AGSUs for both meetings. Civilian attire is appropriate for day of arrival and departure for Army members.

  • Class A – day 1 of both meetings; presenting lectures and/or posters; formal events (i.e. receiving award(s), induction into the Academy, etc…)
  • Class B – all other days of attendance except travel days and noted above
  • Army members traveling in a Permissive Temporary Duty (PTDY) status are not required to wear their uniform.
* Navy:  Khaki’s or Service Dress Blues for both meetings (sweater or Eisenhower jacket is authorized with Blues unless presenting). Civilian clothes are authorized on travel days.
* PHS/IHS:  Service dress blues for both meetings. Business casual approved for travel days.
  • USPHS members traveling in a Permissive Temporary Duty (PTDY) status are not required to wear their uniform.
* VA:  Business professional 
* Civil Service & GS:  Business professional


*** Register or RSVP for special courses and events below! ***

Special Events at AFOS AAO 2022

AFOS Agenda

Monday, October 24th:   AFOS Federal Service Optometry Program (5 hrs CE)

0900 – 1300 Registration and packet pick-up for attendees
1000 - 1230 AFOS Grand Rounds (COPE ID: 871023-GO) 
1200 - 1330 Exhibit Hall Opening and Lunch
1330 - 1420

"Advanced Corneal Evaluations in Military Accessions” by Dr. Christopher Putnam  (COPE ID: 81286-TD)

1445 - 1700

AFOS San Diego Harbor Tour** RSVP necessary

1830 - 1920

Laser Dazzle Threats, Effects, and Mitigation Strategies: From Military Operations to Primary Care” by Dr. Lyndsey Ferris (COPE ID: 81287-GO)

1920 - 2100

Exhibit Hall and Welcome Reception

Tuesday, October 25th:   AFOS Federal Service Optometry Program (9+ hrs CE)

0700 – 1200 Registration and packet pick-up for attendees
0700 – 0800 Breakfast and Exhibit Hall Session
0800 – 0940

Glaukos presents “Keratoconus update” (COPE ID: 81181-TD) by Dr. Tracy Swartz

0940 – 1020 Exhibit Hall Break
1020 - 1200

VA Grand Rounds” (COPE ID: 76376-GO) by Dr. Anthony DeWilde

1000 - 1230


TBI Hands on Workshop by Air Force TBI workgroup (COPE ID: 81288-FV).  * AFOS Members Only   **RSVP necessary 

1200 – 1300 Exhibit Hall Break and Lunch
1300 - 1440 "So, you want to be a presenter!?!" AFOS Workshop (2 hrs COPE CE)  * AFOS Members Only    **RSVP necessary
1300 - 1400

Bausch and Lomb presents "Revive Contact Lens Workshop"  (1 hr CE) **RSVP necessary 

1300 - 1350

“Autoimmune Disease and the Eye Series 1: Autoimmune Disease and the Anterior Segment” (COPE ID 77216-SD) by Dr. Anthony DeWilde

1400 - 1450  “Autoimmune Disease and the Eye Series 2: The Weight is Over – The New Guidelines Help Optometrists Modify Plaquenil Risk” (COPE ID 77219-PH) by Dr. Anthony DeWilde
1400 - 1500 

Johnson & Johnson Vision presents the new ACUVUE® OASYS MAX 1-Day contact lenses, developed to address more patients' needs.  (1 hr CE)  **RSVP necessary 

1500 - 1640

"AFOS Service Breakout Sessions" (2 hrs COPE CE) by Col Darren Rhoton; Col Robert Houghteling; COL Kenney Wells; CAPT Ann MacDonald; CDR Greg Smith; and Dr. Scott Slagle

1640 - 1710 
AFOS Exhibitor Spotlight and Raffle!
1710 - 1850

CorzaMedical presents "Amniotic Membrane Wet Lab" by Dr. Nick Colatrella and Dr. Jeff Varanelli (COPE ID: 79867-TD) * AFOS Members Only  **RSVP necessary 

1710 - 1720

CooperVision presents "Specialty Lens Toolbox" by Dr. Justine L Siergey

1730 - 1850

Career Transitions Panel (1.5 hr CE)

1930 - 2130

AFOS Membership and Awards Reception!


*** Register or RSVP for special courses and events below! ***

Special Events at AFOS AAO 2022


Dr. Anthony DeWilde

Anthony DeWilde, OD is a graduate of the University of Missouri – St. Louis College of Optometry. He completed the KCVAMC Optometry residency in 2008. Dr. DeWilde is an Adjunct Instructor for the University of Missouri College of Optometry. In addition to seeing patients in the general clinic, he also works with Tele-Eye Imaging Program. Dr. DeWilde is passionate about education and has taught in a variety of settings including educating residents at the VA, students at University of Missouri – St. Louis, College of Optometry, and optometrists at both state and national meetings.


Dr. Anthony DeWilde

Kansas City Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center, November 2008 – present

Kansas City, MO

Staff Optometrist

Clinical LeadDiabetic TeleRetinal Imaging Program VISN 15

Optometrist Vision Impairment Service Program

Glaukos presents:


A native of Wisconsin, Dr. Swartz attended Indiana University School of Optometry. After completing her doctorate, Dr. Swartz pursued a master’s degree in physiological optics. Dr. Swartz earned her Fellowship from the American Academy of Optometry and Diplomate from the American Board of Optometry, concentrating on co-management and anterior segment disease. She has authored 7 textbooks, edited a Peer-Review column for Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today, and serves on the editorial board for Optometry Times and Presbyopia Physician.

Dr. Swartz is the President of the Optometric Cataract, Cornea and Refractive Surgery Society, and a member of the Alabama Optometric Association and American Optometric Association.

In her spare time, Dr. Swartz is consulting for Ace Vision Group, currently serving as Director of Clinical Research and Education. She is also busy leading the Optometric Cornea, Cataract, and Refractive events. When not doing that, she is usually spending time with family at home, writing, or crafting.

Dr. Tracey Swartz


Bausch and Lomb presents:

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Dr. Melissa Barnett is an internationally recognized key opinion leader who lectures globally and publishes extensively. Dr. Barnett offers expertise is many specialties including dry eye disease, specialty contact lenses, novel technologies and wellness.


Melissa Barnett

Melissa Barnett, O.D., F.A.A.O., F.S.L.S., F.B.C.L.A.

Space Limited - Reserve your spot today!

CooperVision presents:

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Dr. Justine L Siergey OD, FSLS specializes in hard to fit contact lens patients including irregular cornea, post-surgical and dry eye disease and refractive surgery management. She has created and managed several specialty lens clinics in both private practice optometry and group OD/MD settings. Currently, she is the Manager of Professional Affairs in Irregular Cornea for CooperVision SEC’s America’s division. She is a fellow of the Scleral Lens Education Society and the former fellowship chair of their international board. Dr. Siergey is originally from Calgary, Alberta, Canada and earned her Doctor of Optometry at Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, Oregon.

Dr. Justine Siergey     

Justine L. Siergey OD, FSLS
Manager, Professional Affairs – Irregular Cornea, Americas

Air Force TBI Hands-On Course on Tuesday, Oct 25th 10am-12:30pm

Join Air Force's Optometry TBI working group on Tuesday, Oct 25 from 10-12:30pm for a TBI hands-on workshop. The focus of the workshop will be on TBI eye evaluations for the primary care optometrist. Initially, basic TBI background information will be discussed, followed by the established DoD/DHA recommendations for screening/evaluating/assessing patients. Providers will be partnered during the last portion of the class and have the opportunity to run through procedures with trainers available to answer questions and provide feedback.

TBI Workshop

Space Limited - Reserve your spot today!






Exhibit Hall

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** Important information regarding making your Hotel Reservations **

Marriott Marquis and Marina

We will be hosting our meeting at the  Marriot Marquis and Marina and have secured a government-rate room block for our attendees.

After you register for the AFOS/AAO Meeting through the AAO website, a confirmation page will pop up with links at the bottom that will allow you to make your hotel reservation under the AFOS Room Block. You should also receive an email confirmation and at the bottom of the page there will be the same links. Make sure to choose the "AFOS Housing" link.  

If you do not receive the link in your registration receipt email or are having difficulties making your hotel reservation, please contact  Dr. Wright

Government Rate is $188 **

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