Uniting Leaders in the Development of Ophthalmic Technologies Through High-Caliber Conferences, Content, Community, and Connections.

Years Strong
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    OIS Israel@MIXiii

    November 9-10 | Jerusalem, Israel

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    December 2-3 | San Diego, CA

What People Are Saying About OIS Events

Sightlife Surgical is a great example of the benefits that come out of OIS because the networking and the learning we’ve done here over the years put us in a fantastic position to make Sightlife Surgical a reality – so thank you!
Monty Montoya
President & CEO / CorneaGen

Thanks to all of you for making this the best meeting of the year. Seriously—it is a must attend event!
I can achieve 90% of my objectives in 48 hours.

Benjamin Yerxa, PhD

I love OIS, nothing else comes close in presenting the total picture of
Ophthalmology with all of it’s Business, Financing and Strategy.

Stephen Slade, MD
Surgeon / Slade & Baker Vision

The Ophthalmology Innovation Summit is for me the highlight of both the ASCRS and AAO Meetings.
This meeting is packed with useful information for the ophthalmologist, industry executive
and investor that is simply not available in any other venue.
I consider OIS to be a cannot miss meeting.

Richard Lindstrom, MD
Founder & Attending Surgeon / Minnesota Eye Consultants


The Ophthalmology Innovation Summit launched in 2009 as the first event to showcase novel therapies in development for unmet needs in ophthalmic disease and vision disorders.

Since then, the mission of uniting entrepreneurs, ophthalmic start-up companies, clinical thought leaders, industry executives and investment professionals to facilitate a powerful exchange of information and connections to drive innovation has evolved. Over the course of the following decade, OIS successfully expanded with additional high-caliber summits focused on the anterior segment, retina and optometry.

In 2020, OIS evolved into the Ophthalmology Innovation Source to expand our services beyond live events by delivering timely information and key insights through news, podcasts, videos and virtual programs. PLUS the newest and most exciting addition of the EyeDeal Source™ database of ophthalmic start-up companies and investors.

We welcome you to join the OIS community and improve vision on a global scale.


The Ophthalmology Innovation Summit (OIS) was conceptualized and developed by ophthalmologist/venture capitalist Emmett Cunningham of Clarus Funds now Blackstone Life Sciences.  Dr. Cunningham enrolled legendary venture capitalists Bill Link of Versant Ventures/Flying L Partners to Co-Chair the summits to make his vision for OIS a reality. Craig Simak, Healthegy, CEO and experienced conference producer was brought on board as an OIS co-founder in 2009 and OIS was brought to life.

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The EyeDeal Source Database Membership 

Coming Soon!


We are ecstatic to unveil the EyeDeal Source Database of ophthalmic start-ups and investors, an epic way to take connections to another level.


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