General Information

We hope to see you in New Orleans in 2022!  


Join us for the 2022 AFOS Annual Meeting at SECO March 7-8!!

The AFOS SECO meeting is an all inclusive package for AFOS members and Federal Service Optometrists from March 7 to March 8th in New Orleans, LA.

Those registered for SECO through this AFOS program, attend the AFOS meeting on the afternoon/evening of Monday, March 7th and all day Tuesday, March 8th at the DoubleTree New Orleans (AFOS headquarter hotel), and continue with the remainder of the SECO program (SECO program valued at $761 early bird/$866 regular) from Wednesday, March 9 through Sunday, March 13.  This is 45+ hours of CE available to you for more than a 25% discount!!

Please note that we are working closely with SECO and the DoubleTree to ensure all health and safety precautions are in place, as well as upholding all nationally recommended precautions, including mandatory mask-wearing and social distancing. 

AFOS Meeting includes:

  • 11+ Hours of excellent COPE approved CE including Service Chiefs' Breakout Sessions

  • Receive great savings on the combined AFOS/SECO program!!
  • AFOS 2022 Business Meeting

  • Newest technology and innovations in the AFOS Exhibit Hall

  • Service Camaraderie

  • Fantastic city and fun event!

  • Great hotel and location!!  Hotel room block below government rate.

  • Your registration also includes membership to SECO University. A premier online CE platform valued at $295.

    SECO University



Registration Rates for AFOS and SECO Bundled Package

Early Bird Rate - Now through January 26, 2022

$549 AFOS Members in good standing*

$749 Federal Service OD Non-member rate

Late or Onsite Rate - January 27 to March 7, 2022

$649 AFOS Members in good standing*

$849 Federal Service OD Non-member rate

Current Residents

$25 Current AFOS Resident Members in good standing*

$75 Non-member rate


$20 Current Student Members in good standing*

$50 Non-member rate

Non OD/Guest for Luncheon & Reception


AFOS Meeting Only

$175 AFOS Members in good standing* ~ Early Bird Rate

$225 AFOS Members in good standing* ~ Late or Onsite Rate


$350 Federal Service OD Non-member rate ~ Early Bird Rate

$400 Federal Service OD Non-member rate ~ Late or Onsite Rate


Event Agenda

Monday, March 7th:  

AFOS Special Events

1500 – 1930 ~ Registration and packet pick-up for attendees

1530 – 1700 ~Specialty Course

AFOS Continuing Education Program ~ 3 hours of CE

1600 – 1700 ~ Exhibit Hall Opening

1700 – 1750 ~ CE

1750 – 1820 ~ Exhibit Hall Break

1820 – 2000 ~ “AFOS SECO 2022 Grand Rounds”

2000 – 2100 ~ Exhibit Hall Opening Reception

Tuesday, March 8th:

0700 – 0900 ~ Registration and packet pick-up for attendees

AFOS Continuing Education Program ~ 8.5 hours of CE

0700 – 0800 ~ Breakfast and Exhibit Hall

0800 – 0940 ~ CE

0940 – 1010 ~ Exhibit Hall Break

1010 – 1100 ~ CE

1110 – 1230 ~ AFOS Annual Business Meeting and Membership Luncheon 

1240 – 1330 ~ CE

1330 – 1400 ~ Exhibit Hall Break

1400 – 1540 ~ AFOS Service Breakout Sessions by Branch Specialty Leaders ~ 2 Hours

1540 – 1610 ~ Exhibit Hall Break

1610 – 1700 ~ CE

1710 – 1830 ~ CE

1830 – 2000 ~ Closing Reception with Exhibitor Spotlight and Raffle giveaways

March 9th – 13th ~ SECO at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center (Wednesday to Sunday – 34 hours CE)

Event Speakers


Exhibit Hall

Exhibitor: CooperVision

CooperVision is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of contact lenses.Our products are sold in over 100 countries around the world. From China to Europe, from Africa to the Americas, we’re there improving the way people see.We appreciate that no two eyes, no two patients, and no two days are ever the same.

We realize that people look to us to provide contact lenses that are best in class, whether it’s one of our mainstream lenses or one for our specialty market.We’re also different. We feel that by collaborating and listening to others, we can accomplish far more. This is all part of our refreshing perspective to you, the people who wear our contacts and the eye care practitioners who work with us.

To learn more about us, take a look around our site by clicking here! Feel free to reach out and ask questions. We’re here for you!

**CooperVision is also happy to offer at cost contact lens ordering options for Federal Service Members! Look in the members' only section for more information!

Exhibitor: Johnson & Johnson Vision

Johnson & Johnson Vision

At Johnson & Johnson Vision, part of Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies, we have a bold ambition: to change the trajectory of eye health around the world. Through our operating companies, we deliver innovation that enables eye care professionals to create better outcomes for patients throughout their lives, with products and technologies that address unmet needs including refractive error, cataracts and dry eye. In communities with greatest need, we work in collaboration to expand access to quality eye care, and we are committed to helping people see better, connect better and live better.  Visit us at to learn more.

Dr. Carol Alexander

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Exhibitor: Luxottica


Luxottica Eye Care is a community of committed eye doctors. We’re part of Luxottica, an industry leader in innovative design, leading-edge manufacturing and global distribution of fashion, luxury, sports, and performance eyewear.

Far more than a collection of brands, we’re a patient-focused, industry-shaping organization dedicated to helping people see and enjoy the beauty of life. We’re dedicated to the ODs who want to impact the world, form the future of optometry, and be a force for good.

We are Luxottica Eye Care. Perhaps you are, too.

Ashley Ellis
Sr. Manager | Communications

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Exhibitor: Alcon


Our mission is to provide innovative vision products that enhance quality of life by helping people see better. From vision research to eye health, learn more here.


DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel New Orleans

The great Canal Street location puts the best of downtown New Orleans in reach, from the French Quarter to the Superdome. The hotel is next to Harrah's Casino and less than a mile from the Convention Center.  Plus, you are only a five-minute walk from the Riverwalk and the Aquarium of the Americas. 

 DoubleTree New Orleans