Event Info

EAOO Helsinki2021 is a unique international online seminar that brings the optometry and optics sector together. The online event will take place online on 23-25 April 2021, with ECOO online meetings on 23 April. We offer a top-quality three-day congress including keynotes, various other lectures, posters and a professional exhibition, which is held on the online platform. The programme is in English.

The three-day online event is easy and safe to attend from wherever you are. You can also watch the streamed online lectures after the event – these will be available for one month, so you don’t have to miss a single lecture
(the lectures will be available on the platfom from 27th April).

Read all about the event in the Digital Book »

The dedicated links to join the conference have been sent to registered participants.
Please check your e-mails for a message from no-reply@prospectumlive.com (including spam folder) – see example below. If you do not have received the e-mail, please write to us at eaoohelsinki2021@naery.fi.

Information about how to use the online platform and other participation tips are found on the Participants Intructions page.

Please note that the ECOO General Assembly and related committee meetings are held as a separate online event. Members will be informed of the details separately. For any questions, please send an e-mail to secretariat@ecoo.info.

Versatile event program – something for everyone

The program for the EAOO Helsinki2021 event consists of Keynote lectures and a few other content formats. So you'll know what kind of presentation is in question, we'll explain them here.

Open paper sessions are thematic sessions comprised of individual presentations followed by discussion with the audience. Each presenter has around 10 minutes to present their paper.

Posters are prominent at scientific conferences, allowing for research information to be presented in a more interactive manner. Posters can be viewed on the online platform during the event and the presenters are available to answer questions via chat. Poster sessions may offer the potential for new collaborations to develop among colleagues.

HOYA Satellite Symposium

As part of EAOO Helsinki2021 event HOYA is hosting an hour long Satellite Symposium devoted to myopia control on Saturday 24th. The event features presentations from top industry professionals like Prof. Carly Lam and Prof. Bruce Evans.

Read more about the symposium

Sponsor lectures

Event sponsors Essilor and Alcon are hosting lectures during the EAOO Helsinki2021 event. Both lectures are on Friday 23th.

Essilor's lecture on refraction technology and methodology and features top professionals ​Mark A. Bullimore and Pete S. Kollbaum. Alcon's lecture also held on Friday 23th is focused on the future of contact lenses and water surface technologies. The lecture speaker is Mai Pham.

Read more about Essilor's lecture
Read more about Alcon's lecture

Check out the event program »

*A note to delegates, participants, and sponsors: Due to our cancellation policy, we are unable to cancel your registration except when supported by a medical certificate.

Event cancellation policy


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What is EAOO?

Established in 2009, the European Academy of Optometry and Optics (EAOO) is an umbrella organisation for research and training in the field of vision within the European Union. The purpose of the organisation is to advocate for the audibility of the shared voice of professionals in the field of optometry and optics, develop and support the foundations for field-related research and promote the continuous development of professional expertise among optometrists, opticians and other professionals in the field of vision and eyecare around Europe.