Top Five Reasons Why the 2014 EastWest Eye Conference is a “Must Go!” Event

dr tom quinn 2By Dr. Tom Quinn, Conference Chairman

5 – Exhibitors in the Vendor Showcase that will save you money, potentially much, much more than the cost of EastWest fees: Come prepared to competitively shop your materials, prices, cost of doing business such as insurance and much more.

4 – Are you ready with your Electronic Health Records? CliniSync by Ohio Health information Partnership (OHIP) is making its services available at no charge or reduced cost to ODs just like they have with family medicine. Learn more and save as you connect your HER with other health care professionals.

3- World-class Continuing Education for the Entire Office Team: Over 250 hours of practical problem-solving CE, featuring the likes of Melton and Thomas, Onofrey, Fingeret, McGreal, Sherman, Thimons, Bloomenstein, Marrelli, Gary Gerber, and many more. Bring your entire office team with you. There’s something for everyone!

2 – Networking opportunities: these only occur once each year in Ohio with OOA leadership and staff, vendors, classmates.

1 – Team building: Significant opportunities to team build. The staff that plays together stays together. See you at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame party Friday night.

We want to see you October 9-11, 2014, at the Cleveland Convention Center!

Go to the conference website at for more information and to register. Be sure to watch my welcome video while you’re there!


Thank You from EastWest Chair Dr. Tom Quinn

There are few things more satisfying in life than working toward a common goal with like-minded individuals and seeing it through to a successful conclusion.

The 2013 EastWest Eye Conference, with its top-line educational programming and fresh new venue, established a new standard in quality continuing education. And it was fun!

Thank you to everyone who made it possible. Thank you to the diverse and gifted educators who spoke at our conference. Thank you to our impressively supportive exhibitors and sponsors. Thank you to the enthusiastic and dedicated individuals who serve on the EastWest Eye Conference Committee, including the dedicated and unflappable staff of the Ohio Optometric Association. Thank you to the entertainers who made the Friday Night Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Party a rockin’ hoot.

Most of all, thank you to our enthusiastic conference attendees. Your faith in us motivates us to continually raise the bar on the learning, and the fun, offered at the EastWest Eye Conference.

I’ll let you all in on a little secret. Plans are already underway to create an even more memorable 2014 conference. Don’t miss it. See you in Cleveland October 9-12, 2014!

With sincere appreciation,


Thomas G. Quinn, OD, MS


EastWest: By Optometry. For Optometry.

EastWest 2013: Workshops, Cleveland Live!

OD Workshops*


*workshop attendance is limited, register early to reserve your space

Allied Eye Professionals – Cleveland Live!

Ever wonder what the best way to describe insurance benefits to a patient is or the best way to present anti-reflective coating? What about the best way to build and maintain a cohesive team? This will be an interactive panel of experts that will address critical areas that contribute to the patient experience.


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Top 10 Reasons to Attend EastWest Eye Conference

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Top 10 Reasons to Attend EastWest Eye Conference

October 3-6, 2013 – Downtown Cleveland, Ohio

1. Support Optometry: all proceeds go back to the profession

2. Hear the nation’s top optometry speakers

3. Attend OD Tracks including Disease, Glaucoma, Contact Lenses, Neuro-optometric Rehabilitation, Low Vision, Binocular/Pediatrics, Vision Therapy and more

4. Party the night away at the Friday night event at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

5. Meet industry experts and optometry’s friends in the Exhibit Hall

6. Network with colleagues

7. Experience the newly constructed state-of-the-art facility on the shores of Lake Erie

8. Join in the fun at sponsored breakfast and lunch events

9. Bring your entire office to attend courses for Allied Eye Professionals with ABO, NCLE, JCAHPO, CPC approval

10. Celebrate with Ohio Optometric Association at their annual meeting

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2013 EastWest Education is Set


The speakers for the 2013 EastWest Eye Conference have been announced.

EastWest has an incredible faculty for OD education,” said Dr. Brian Mathie, chair of EastWest education. “Speakers include Dr. Larry Alexander, Dr. Jill Autry, Dr. Charles Brownlow, Dr. Paul Karpecki, Dr. John McGreal, Dr. Bruce Onofrey, Dr. Carlo Pelino, Dr. Joe Pizzimenti, Dr. Sherrol Reynolds, Dr. Stuart Richer, and Dr. Jim Thimons.“

The Neuro-optometric Rehabilitation speakers are Dr. Stan Appelbaum, Dr. Brandon Begotka, Dr. Rob Fox, Dr. Kellye Knueppel, Dr. John Pulaski, and Dr. Maximillian Riesenhuber.

Faculty for the Allied Eye Professional education include Lynn Lawrence, Jackie O’Keefe, Mary Schmidt, Phernell Walker and Dr. Mark Yoder.

EastWest Eye Conference – October 3-6, 2013 – Cleveland, Ohio

Brand-New Facility for EastWest 2013

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EastWest Eye Conference 2013 will be in it’s new home: the newly-constructed Cleveland Medical Mart and Convention Center in downtown Cleveland.  This state-of-the-art facility, promoted as a center for healthcare innovation, medical education, and commerce, offers an exhilarating, high-tech environment guaranteed to provide you with an unparalleled learning experience – sure to impress EastWest attendees.

Save The Date – October 3-6, 2013 –

8Exhibit Hall6Junior Ballroom with outdoor event space

5View from 3rd Floor of Medical Mart