Pacific University's College of Optometry presents the 2023 Island Eyes Conference.

Earn up to 30 hours of continuing education credit and experience all that the Big Island has to offer. 

*The conference schedule will be posted by mid-June.


The conference will take place at The Fairmont Orchid Marriott on the Big Island.


The College of Optometry has a secured a block of rooms at Fairmont Orchid.

  • Fairmont Garden | $329
  • Partial Ocean | $359
  • Ocean View | $399
  • Deluxe Ocean View | $499

*Rooms typically sell out by mid-June. Once the rooms are sold out, we cannot guarantee above pricing for additional room blocks.

Book here

Travel Arrangements

Alaska Airlines | Discount code: ECME115  
Participants will receive a 5% discount off Alaska Airlines published fares (except companion and other promotional fares) for travel from Jan. 15 through Jan. 29, 2023.

Shuttle Information

SpeediShuttle provides shared ride airport transportation in Mercedes shuttles. Receive a 10% discount on return when booked together. Guests with prearranged arrival reservations should collect their luggage and check into Speedishuttle’s service desk located across from carousel three and four in the baggage claim area. Vehicle amenities are spacious with 6’1” headroom, roomy comfortable seats with three-point seat restraints, adjustable headrests, and cold air conditioning. Reserve today.

Rates: Kona Airport to Orchid $68.86 per person | Orchid to Kona Airport $68.86 per person



Join us for our annual Island Eyes Gold outing on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023.

Mauna Lani's south course, snakes through the stark, rugged a'a lava of prehistoric Kaniku lava flows. This challenging 18 hold course, offers the golfer a panorama of mountain and ocean views. It is also home to #15, one of the world's most photographed over-the-ocean golf course holes in the world. 

The outing will begin at 1 p.m. with a reverse shotgun start.

Register for Golf

Tours on the Big Island

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A full refund will be granted minus a $35 processing fee for cancellations before Jan. 15, 2023.


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