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Wild Dunes Resort 
5757 Palm Blvd
Isle of Palms, SC 29451


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An easy going, relaxed atmosphere. A place where you can feel at peace. Relaxation and recreation abound at Wild Dunes Resort, home to a wide array of Charleston activities and attractions you'll be delighted to find all in one place. The Wild Dunes Resort is just a short drive to historic Charleston and whether you’re looking for things to do in the historic city, or fill your stay with the tranquility of the resort's sprawling property, the Wild Dunes Resort is a place to savor the moment and make memories.

Wild Dunes Resort, a place for families, a place for flip flops, palm trees and sand castles on the beach.

Group rates will be extended 2 days prior and post conference dates based upon availability. For inquiry please call reservation number below. 

Attendees can book their reservations by calling the toll free reservations line listed below or use the booking link.  Rooms are extremely limited. 

In-House Reservation Agent: 877-624-3654 
Booking Link: GOAAnnualMeeting

(For Villa Reservations - Please call to speak to an in-house reservation agent during business hours.  Be advised Global Agents have limited access to housing information and must be made through an in-house agent)

Group Name/Code: GOA 2023 Annual Meeting/3HX2K5 

Group Room Block Cut-Off: May 11, 2023*, 5:00 p.m. 

It is not guaranteed that rooms will be available to this date should our block and the hotel sell out prior to said date. We encourage making reservations early!

Should Wild Dunes become Sold Out, there are several properties a short distance away in Mt Pleasant, SC. You can find options here: https://experiencemountpleasant.com/visit/sleep/

The following housing options are available:
Standard Hotel Guest Rooms: $338.00+++
*Two Bedroom Village Suite: $411.00+++
*Three Bedroom Village Suite: $514.00+++

* If you need a 2 or 3 Bedroom Village Suite and are assisted by a member of the Hyatt Global Call Center team please instruct the representative to transfer to Wild Dunes Resort to speak to an onsite representative and/or leave a message with the on-site reservations team.  A member of the onsite reservation team will assist you with your booking. 

+++Room Rates above are subject to tax, currently 14% sales and accomodation tax. The resort fee is 16% and a Charelston County destination fee of $2.00 per occupied room/per night.

*Limited quantity

Guide to the Resort: FAQs; Map; Directions; Flight  Information; Policies, etc. 

Actvity Guide: Outdoor Adventure; Charleston Attractions; Just for Kids; Tennis

Dining Options: Guide to property dining outlets

RESORT AMENITIES: The Wild Dunes Resort offers a variety of activities for all, including Beach; Golf; Biking and Adventure Rentals; Pools, Spa and Tennis.   

GOLF: 20% Off Green Fees at Course located on property. 
PARKING: Complimentary Valet Parking 

 For information on specific activities, you may use the following link: Resort Amenities



Vanessa Grosso
Georgia Optometric Association
770-961-9866 ext-1

FUN, SUN & CE- Our Annual Conference is specially designed to fit all attending OD's needs.

The GOA is proud to offer some of the best continuing education in the Southeast!  There will be 14hrs of COPE Accredited CE, plus 1 hr of GA Laws and Rules.  We are excited to announce that headling our CE will be Dr. Joe Pizzimenti, Dr. Carlo Pelino and Dr. Anthony DeWilde along with lectures from some of our GOA Partners. Mr. Aubrey Villines, GOA General Counsel will be closing out our education with his Georgia Laws and Rules lecture.  

Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet with vendors, network with longtime friends and meet new colleagues. We even plan our schedule to include some downtime to enjoy the southern charm of the greater Charleston area.  See Tentative Meeting Schedule


OD Registration: (Inclusive) Registration materials; All Continuing Education; Admission to all Social Events, All Meals and Drink tickets. 

Fee Paid through April 30th/After May 1st:

$625/$675 - GOA/All AOA Members
$800/$850 - Non-GOA/Non-AOA Members
$175.00 - OD Social Events Only (inclusive of entrance into social events only)

Discount codes are available: Register 2 ODs in the same household and receive $25 off each registration. Registrants must both be registered at the full conference rate and is not inclusive of social only, guest or children’s registrations. Discount is applicable to both Member and Non-Member pricing.

Registering ODs that are AOA Members in good standing affiliated through another State Association or AFOS will receive member pricing by using the code designed for them.

Spouse/Guest/Children Registration: (Inclusive) Entrance into all social events; meals related to and corresponding drink tickets for all social events only. 

Guest Registration: 
Spouse/Partner/Guest/Children 21 & up - $175.00
Guests/Children 13-20yrs - $75.00
Children 12 and under - Free 

EDUCATION & POLICIES -  There will be a total of 15 hours of CE offered at the GOA Annual Conference comprised of the following: 14 hours of COPE Accredited CE and 1 hour of NON COPE Georgia Laws and Rules.

  • Vailid name badges will serve admission to the lecture hall and must be worn by attendees at all times.  
  • Entrance and exit of the lecture hall will be monitored to meet Georgia State Board Regulations and COPE Guidelines.
  • Attendees may only be absent from any class for a maximum of 10 minutes/lecture hour.  If absent more than the allotted time, attendee will be allowed to return to the lecture hall, but will not receive credit for that class.
  • We strongly encourage attendees to download the OE Tracker Mobile App. Scanning the QR Codes at the conclusion of each course will allow for immediate credit reporting. Additionally, the ARBO OE Tracker Scanning System and CE Cards will be available.
  • SC License Holders & FL License Holders - COPE Hours will be submitted to CE Broker. 

CANCELLATION POLICY:  There will be a $35.00 Administrative Fee for all cancelled registrations. We will issue refunds for cancellations made prior to May 15, 2023. No refunds will be issued after May 15, 2023. Substitutions are permitted at any time, please notify the GOA Office immediately with any changes or cancellations.