Mark your calendar for CE Sarasota 2020!
Art Ovation Hotel, Sarasota, FL

The CE Sarasota Symposium is Southwest Florida's largest and most widely attended annual educational conference exclusively developed for optometric physicians. CE Sarasota offers attendees a wealth of networking opportunities, educational seminars, featured presentations and prime vendor listings.


CE Sarasota is committed to advancing the art and science of Optometry through the transfer of performance-based knowledge,
specifically developed to optimize patient care.

Why Attend?

The CE Sarasota Symposium offers attendees a wealth of networking opportunities, educational seminars, featured presentations and prime vendor listings. Reserve your seat today. 


Held in Sarasota, FL, the CE Sarasota Symposium is Southwest Florida’s largest and most widely attended annual educational conference exclusively developed for optometric physicians.


Secure a booth to exhibit at the 2018 CE Sarasota Symposium. Space is limited.



Program Schedule
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Friday, January 10, 2020
04:15 PM - 04:45 PM Registration (Prefunction Area)
05:00 PM - 06:40 PM Lecture 1 – TBA
06:40 PM - 08:00 PM Cocktail Hour (Rooftop Pool)

Join us for a casual networking and social hour on the rooftop of the Art Ovation Hotel. Enjoy the beautiful city view and network with your peers. Refreshments will be served.


Saturday, January 11, 2020
08:00 AM - 08:30 AM Registration (Prefunction Area)

Register for the event at Prefunction I.

08:00 AM - 08:30 AM Continental Breakfast (Prefunction Area)

Enjoy a buffet continental breakfast prior to the conference.

08:30 AM - 10:15 AM Lecture 2 – TBA
10:30 AM - 12:15 PM Lecture 3 – TBA
12:15 PM - 01:20 PM Buffet Lunch/Exhibits (Prefunction Area)

Visit the exhibit hall and enjoy a buffet lunch.

01:20 PM - 02:30 PM Lecture 4 – TBA
02:45 PM - 04:30 PM Lecture 5 – TBA
04:45 PM - 06:30 PM Lecture 6 – TBA
Speaker Lineup
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Jessica Steen, O.D., F.A.A.O.

Nova Southeastern University

Dr. Steen is an Assistant Professor at Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry, where she serves as an attending optometric physician and instructs ocular pharmacology. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry, a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry, a member of the Optometric Glaucoma Society, and serves as Secretary on […]

Alice Sterling, O.D.

Florida Eye Clinic and Surgical Center

Dr. Alice Sterling is a board certified optometric physician practicing at the Florida Eye Clinic in Winter Springs, FL. Dr. Sterling received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Central Florida and her Doctor of Optometry from the University of Alabama. She is a member of the Central FL Optometric Society, the FL […]

David W. Shoemaker, M.D.

Center For Sight

David Shoemaker, M.D. founded Center For Sight over 25 years ago with the mission “To bring clear vision to life through caring and trusting relationships and the unending pursuit of excellence in eyecare.” Dr. Shoemaker is what is known as a “super specialist,” a doctor who devotes his entire practice to one discipline; in this […]

William J. Lahners, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Center For Sight

A specialist in All Laser LASIK, cataract and glaucoma surgery, Dr. William J. Lahners uses today’s advanced surgical and laser technology to help people enjoy life free from glasses or contact lenses. Dr. Lahners earned his bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from the University of Texas, and his medical degree from Louisiana State University, graduating with […]

Joshua W. Kim, M.D.

Center For Sight

As a specialist in the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma, Dr. Joshua W. Kim is committed to delivering exceptional glaucoma and cataract care to Center For Sight patients. Dr. Kim brings the unrivaled combination of second-to-none medical training and experience with the latest technology to achieve superior results. A native of the Pacific Northwest near […]

William L. Soscia, M.D.

Center For Sight

Dr. William L. Soscia is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He is a decorated Army officer, serving in the Persian Gulf War in Iraq. Following his military career, Dr. Soscia was admitted to the University of Florida College of Medicine where he graduated with honors in research and was elected […]

John P. Fezza, M.D.

Center For Sight

Dr. John P. Fezza has been a member of the Center For Sight team since 1998 and specializes in cosmetic facial and laser surgery. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Duke University, and received his medical education at New York Medical College where he was president of the honors society Alpha Omega Alpha. He completed […]

Tanuj P. Banker, M.D.

Center For Sight

Dr. Tanuj Banker is a Bascom Palmer fellowship trained retina surgeon specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of retinal disease and ocular oncology. He was the Valedictorian and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Georgetown University, where he completed his undergraduate degree. He was accepted early into medical school and attained his medical degree from Georgetown […]

Jesse T. McCann, M.D., Ph.D.

Center For Sight

Dr. Jesse McCann is fellowship trained in vitreoretinal disease and surgery from Columbia University and the Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital. A native of Westchester County, New York, he graduated from Dartmouth College with honors, receiving his bachelor’s degree in chemistry. While at Dartmouth, Dr. McCann was a recipient of the Merck Index Award, […]