One of our core tasks is further education and training on all current topics in optometry. We are passionate about developing the optical industry by constantly exchanging information with our worldwide network of experts. We share knowledge from the latest research and ensure an international flow of knowledge that is unique in this industry.

Upcoming Events

A few events require registration in advance. Open the respective link and register via the formular. Shortly before the event all participants will receive detailed information via email.
28th & 29th September 2024

9.00am CEST

Alumni-Meeting und Continuing Education in Benediktbeuern 2024

Prof. Bina Patel, Prof. Thom Freddo, Prof. Dr. Thomas Neuhann et al.

20th & 21th September 2025

9.00am CEST

Alumni-Meeting und Continuing Education in Benediktbeuern 2025

The names of the renowned professors, also from the US will be published here in spring

Registration for this excellent continuing education weekend and network meeting will be published in spring 2025.

Previous Events

All previous lectures are found online in our Members Area. Please join us and benefit from the great know-how of national and international optometry specialists .

06th February 2024

7.30pm CEST

Computer-assisted visual training

Speaker: Stefanie Wöhrle, M.Sc. Vision Science and Business (Optometry)

Vision Therapy goes digital!

Apps, software and virtual reality for vision therapy have been enriching the market for some time now. In addition to an administration program for classic visual training, this workshop also presents digital solutions for the actual training. It will show which tool is best suited in which cases and how classic visual training can be usefully supplemented with digital applications - according to the motto: the best of the analog and digital worlds!

This seminar will be held in German

2nd & 3rd March 2024

free for members

2nd round table of the Aalen Friends of Optometry e.V.

Saturday: Müller Welt Kontaktlinsen

We invite you to this year's alumni exchange of experiences and other exciting lectures with a focus on contact lenses and clinical optometry.

Each participant will bring one or more cases from their practice and/or present a lecture. The focus will be on discussion and knowledge exchange. In addition, several external speakers have already been requested for presentations.

This seminar will be held in German


23rd & 24th September 2023

09.00am CEST

Alumni Meeting 2023

On the penultimate weekend of September, the annual alumni meeting of the Aalen Friends of Optometry e.V. took place in the auditorium and lecture hall building of Aalen University. Due to the storm disaster, where hail caused severe damage to the monastery grounds in Benediktbeuern, the event had to be moved to Aalen University at short notice this year. The continuing education weekend was packed with exciting lectures and discussions, some of which were presented by top-class experts in the field of optometry who had traveled from the USA especially for the event.

12th & 13th November 2022

10.00pm CEST

109th Workshop of INTERLENS e.V.

An exciting program with various speakers at the H+ Hotel "Limes Therme" in Aalen.

Speaker language: German

11th November 2022

11.11am CEST

Symposium with anniversary celebration afterwards

We celebrated the symposium "Future of Optometry", which was held in German. This was followed by the celebration of the anniversary of the Bachelor and Master programs including the presentation of the Karl Amon Optometry Award at Aalen University. Other highlights were the eulogies to Prof. Diepes and Prof. Dr. Kümmel for their many years of effort.

We want to thank the many top-class speakers who joined the great symposium. We also want to thank the great number of graduates and other friends of the study programs who registered to the remarkable event.

12th November 2022

3.00pm CEST

Aalen University Graduation Celebration

Graduation Celebration of the alumni of the Master's degree at Aalen University.

University-wide celebrations including honoring the best students of the year.

24th March 2021

Refraktive Chirurgie: Was sie schon immer darüber wissen wollten, sich aber nie getraut haben zu fragen

Speaker: Isabel Neidhart, M.Sc. Vision Science and Business

22th Februar 2021

Continuing Education: Ocular rosacea case

Speaker: Dr. Natasha Tetlow

16th November 2020

Practical cases of fitting contact lenses in keratoconus. Topography - procedure - troubleshooting

Speaker: Christiane Schaucher
M.Sc. Vision Science and Business
staatl. gepr. Augenoptikerin

12th October 2020

Is there a relationship between dyslipidemia and meibomian gland dysfunction?

Speaker: Eugene Appenteng Osae, O.D., PhD Candidate

20th September 2020

Sudden onset of Diplopia

Speaker: Thomas Holl, O.D., M.S.c.

5th July 2020

Various Lectures - Online - Lecture - Weekend 2020


  • Prof. Dr. Hannu Laukkanen -> CN4 palsy
  • Dr. Nina Müller -> Grand round cases
  • Oliver Buck M.Sc. -> AMD
  • Prof. Dr. Matjaž Mihelčič -> Bifocals and progressive addition lenses in children after congenital cataract surgery
  • Prof. Dr. Joanne Caruso -> Ciliary Body Melanoma
4th July 2020

Various Lectures - Online - Lecture - Weekend 2020


  • Prof. Dr. Hannu Laukkanen -> Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Prof. Dr. Lorne Yudcovitch -> OCT angio and emergency glaucoma treatment
  • Tom Köllmer M.Sc. -> Grand round cases
  • Damjan Žunić M.Sc. -> Grand round cases
  • Prof. Dr. Bina Patel -> Non retinal ocular complications related to diabetes
24th June 2020

Viral Keratitis: Management Fundamentals

Speaker: Lorne Yudcovitch, O.D., M.S., FAAO

2th June 2020

The Art of Restoring Vision: 18mm of Life Changing Plastic!

Speaker: Dr. Natasha Tetlow

19th October 2019

Guideline for abnormalities of the central retina

Speaker: Tom Köllmer, M.Sc.