Second International Optometry Conference in Israel

Join Hadassah Academic College to explore innovative optical advances in the country that is ranked first in the world for medical device patents per capita. Discover how Israel’s spirit of inquiry, love for life, and strong sense of purpose have produced unique breakthrough solutions to real world problems, despite formidable challenges. As an optometrist, connect with local professors and colleagues, tour Israel’s state of the art facilities and academic institutions, and visit leading optical companies. As a tourist, explore Israel’s must-see destinations and get a unique perspective into Israeli society with behind-the-scenes encounters.


  • Site visits to cutting-edge optical technology companies, including Visionix, Shamir Optical Industry Ltd., Soflex Ltd. ,Vision Care Opthalmic Technologies
  • COPE approved lectures and workshops with leading doctors and professors, including Dr. Liat Gantz and Prof. Ariela Gordon-Shaag
  • Parallel programming for non-optometrist participants, including wine-tasting at the Golan Heights Winery, and a tour of the UNESCO Heritage site of Acre
  • Enjoy relaxing and sightseeing in the picturesque Galilee
  • Experience the ancient and the modern, including a Jewish Sabbath experience in Jerusalem and a neighborhood tour of “Bohemian” Tel Aviv
  • Delve into the rich tapestry of Jerusalem’s history and culture with tours of the significant sites that are holy to the Judeo-Christian tradition
  • A visit to King Herod’s mountaintop fortress of Masada and a relaxing float in the Dead Sea, the lowest spot on earth

The InnovatioNation Difference

  • Alternative tours and programming for travel companions
  • COPE accredited
  • Luxury accommodations
  • Professional logistical services
  • Experienced tour educator
  • Highest safety and security standards


10 days


Optometry, COPE credits




Open for registration
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