The 15th annual conference of the European Academy of Optometry and Optics (EAOO) will take place in Helsinki, Finland 10-12 May 2024. The European Council of Optometry and Optics (ECOO) spring meeting will be held alongside the Academy event starting from 9th May. 

EAOO Helsinki 2024: Advancing Optometry and Optics through Technology and Shared Care

Two keynote lectures, will be highlights of the conference.

Dr. Sandra Block, a leader in eyecare, will talk about how we can stop vision problems that we can prevent. Her talk is called “Ensuring we as primary eyecare providers are part of the action to address preventable visual impairment: WCO’s role!” She’ll show us how important primary eyecare providers are in this mission.

Dr. Leonard Witkamp will also give a fascinating talk. His topic is “The hospital in 2030, is it in your optical practice? -The digital care path and the role of the optical practices, optometrists, and ophthalmologists.” Dr. Witkamp will help us imagine what eyecare might look like in the future. He’ll talk about how new technology and teamwork will change the way we take care of our eyes.

But the conference is not just about talks. It’s also a chance to meet others in the field, share ideas, and learn new things. There will be workshops, discussions, and chances to see the latest eyecare tools and research. See the full program overview here

The EAOO 2024 Helsinki Conference is going to be a big moment for eyecare. So come join us in Helsinki and be part of this exciting journey into eyecare’s future.

Register to the event here! 

See you in Helsinki!



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ECOO European Council of Optometry and Optics 9.-11.5.2024

ECOO for delegates 375 € (including all lunches, reception, and get-together dinner)
Joint ticket for ECOO meetings and EAOO conference 555 €
European Qualifications Board, one day ticket 120 € (including catering for one day)
ECOO welcome reception (9.5.24) for accompanying person 35 €
ECOO get together dinner (10.5.24) for accompanying person 75 €


EAOO European Academy of Optometry and Optics 10.-12.5.2024

EAOO Conference for members 495 € (early bird 455 €)
*) eligible for members of EAOO and Finnish associations NÄE ry, Suomen Optometrian Ammattilaiset SOA ry, Suomen Piilolasiseura ry and Työnäköseura ry

EAOO Conference for non-members 595 € (early bird 555 €)
EAOO Conference for students 150 € (early bird 135 €)
Live and stream participation available in same prices
EAOO 1 day participation 195 €
EAOO 1 day participation for non-members 250 €
EAOO Conference Dinner (Saturday 11.5.24) 95 € for all



Single room 165 € / night
Double room 185 € / night

All guests book their rooms themselves at: 

Reservations can also be made by phone or e-mail using the hotel's contact details, using the booking reference BEAO090524.

Hotel contact details:
Phone number: +358 9 1666 1

Rooms can be booked until 25.4.2024.

Alternative accommodation:
(less than 0,5 km from Marina Congress Center)

Linnankatu 9
00160 Helsinki
Phone number: +358 9 622 0470

Room prices range from €66 to €96 (in 2023) and are subject to change. To see the actual price, please make a reservation at



General event coordination; 
Hanna-Liisa Erkheikki
Tel. +358 (0)40 5241718

Administrative matters and sponsoring;
Taina Lehtovaara
Tel. +358 (041) 5032187