Hudson Valley Optometric Society

Affilliate New York Optometric Association & American Optometric Association

About the Hudson Valley Optometric Society
The Hudson Valley Optometric Society is a local affiliate of the New York Optometric Association for optometrists working, living or wishing to attend meetings in Dutchess, Orange, Sullivan and Ulster Counties.
HVOS Annual Fall Seminar
The 2017 Hudson Valley Optometric Society Fall Seminar will take place on Friday October 6th, 2017
at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel*.  
Doctor's Program speaker will be Leo Semes OD, FAAO.










Leo Semes, OD, FAAO

Leo P. Semes, OD, earned his OD from PCO and completed residency at The Eye Institute of PCO. He is former Professor of Optometry at UAB.

Dr. Semes has authored or over 230 articles, book chapters and posters.  He is a fellow of the AAO, as well as an active member of the AOA.  Dr. Semes is a founding member of the Optometric Glaucoma Society and a founding fellow of the Optometric Retina Society.    In 2015, he was recognized as one of the 50 “most influential individuals in eye care” by Optometric Management magazine and received the Educator of the Year award (2015) from the Alabama Optometric Association. Recently he was recognized with the Dean’s Distinguished Service award (2016).



*Please note the change in venue:

The 2017 HVOS Fall Seminar will take place at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel (not the Grandview)

The Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel is located in the heart of the city of Poughkeepsie at 
40 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 
The Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel offers overnight accomodations for attendees of the 2017 HVOS Fall Seminar who wish to stay over the night prior to the conference or stay on for the weekend to enjoy the attractions of the Hudson Valley Region.

For information about traveling to our fall seminar or where to stay close by please click here .

Upcoming Meetings and Events
  1. Powelton Club, Newburgh NY. Speaker Lori Gray O.D. topics TBA - relevant for doctors and staff tentative start time 8:30 AM
    HVOS Practice Management Mtg
    5/10/2017 Weds AM
  2. NYSOA Annual Meeting Cooperstown, NY visit www.NYSOA.org for more details
    NYSOA Annual Meeting
    05/19/2017-5/21/2017
  3. Vesuvio’s Restaurant Newburgh NY 6:00 PM Come join us for good food, fellowship and the installation of our new officers for the 2017-2019 term
    HVOS Installation Dinner
    06/14/2017 Weds
  4. Venue, speaker and topics TBA Open Board Meeting starts at 6:00 PM Dinner and CE begin at 6:30 PM.
    September 2017 Dinner CE meeting
    09/13/2017 Weds
  1. HVOS Annual Fall Seminar Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel Speaker Leo SImes OD 8:30 AM - 4 PM
    HVOS 2017 Fall Seminar
    10/06/2017 Friday
  2. Powelton Club, Newburgh, NY speaker and topics TBA Open Board Meeting starts at 6:00 PM Dinner and CE begin at 6:30 PM.
    November 2017 Dinner CE meeting
    11/15/2017 Weds

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