Over 120 optometrists and ophthalmologists from around the country are in Dothan this weekend for the 35th Annual Eye Education Foundation Symposium.
They all gathered at the National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds to see what is new in the world of optometry. Doctors heard from different colleagues about new research that has been released and how that research can be beneficial to their patients.
This event started forty years ago and has grown each year. The event is bringing some people to the Circle City for the first time and others who are repeat visitors. Providing each doctor with an opportunity to continue to learn new skills and practices in their profession.
“I do know and we all know that continuing education is important,” Dr. Marnix Heersink said. “You don’t stop learning once you graduate or start working. They give information that we can use for our patients and that ends up being a good situation where everyone benefits.”
The symposium started Friday and will wrap up Sunday afternoon.