OptiCon @ Vision Expo

Opticon @ Vision Expo

OptiCon @ Vision Expo brings the industry’s premier Optician and Contact Lens Technician education program to the complete event for ophthalmic professionals; where eyecare meets eyewear and education, fashion and innovation mingle.

Opticians and Contact Lens Technicians will have access to a comprehensive $249 package that includes:

  • 15 hours of ABO & NCLE approved continuing education including an exclusive General Session
  • Exhibit Hall access
  • 2 Lunch vouchers
  • Tailored special events including a welcome party and peer networking
  • Access to discounted rates at a dedicated OptiCon hotel


Please Note: Additional continuing education hours may be purchased at an additional rate.

OptiCon @ Vision Expo Host Hotel – Rates as Low as $103/Night

Extend the opportunity to network with your peers on the Las Vegas strip at Harrah’s Hotel & Casino. This convenient hotel, located just minutes from the Sands Expo & Convention Center is a one-stop shop in the heart of the Strip offering an array of dining options, entertaining bars & pools, and easy access to Las Vegas shopping.


Please Note: You will receive more information on how to reserve your room during the registration process once you have selected the OptiCon package.

Event Highlights

OptiCon @ Vision Expo West 2020 General Session with Delilah Rene
Mission Possible: Find Your Mission
Thursday, September 24, 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Sponsored by Essilor, Eyes of Faith, Essilor Vision Foundation
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Delilah Rene

As eye health professionals we dedicate our personal lives and professional endeavors toward preserving, protecting and enhancing our patients' sight. Through a discussion with world-renowned radio personality and author, Delilah, attendees will be inspired by her example of mission work and how the power of one person (and one small family-owned business and one large corporation – after all, it takes a village) can make a difference locally, and globally, by serving the vision needy populations of our world. Delilah Rene is an American radio personality and author, best known as the most-listened to woman on radio in the United States, with an estimated 8 million listeners.

OptiCon @ Vision Expo Welcome Event

Join your colleagues for an exclusive opportunity to mix and mingle with eyecare professionals celebrating OptiCon @ Vision Expo.

OptiCon @ Vision Expo Hub
This dedicated show floor destination, designed specifically for Opticians, Contact Lens Technicians and Ophthalmic Allied Professionals, will host pop-up talks, networking, social events and access to representatives and resources from ABO & NCLE, CLSA, NAO, NFOS, OAA and vendor partners.

ABO & NCLE Exam Review Courses & Testing

ABO & NCLE Exams Being Offered at OptiCon @ Vision Expo West

Opticians, Contact Lens Technicians and Allied Health Professionals can now take ABO & NCLE exam review courses and sit for exams at OptiCon @ Vision Expo West. In addition to more than 75 hours of educational content developed by the OptiCon Advisory Board – and numerous other contact lens, clinical, business, allied health and retail sessions offered through the OptiCon @ Vision Expo West education program, exam review courses for the National Opticianry Competency Exam (NOCE) and the Contact Lens Registry Exam (CLRE) will be taught by current National Federation of Opticianry Schools faculty. Both the basic and advanced levels of the NOCE and CLRE review courses are being offered. The NOCE and the CLRE, as well as the ABO and NCLE Advanced Exams, the Online Spectacle Practical Exam, and the Online Contact Lens Practical Exam will be administered at a nearby Prometric testing facility on Saturday.

ABO & NCLE is very proud to announce that its ground-breaking Online Practical Examinations have now been expanded to encompass a virtual lensometer, pupilometer, frame parameter measurements, pupillary distance, slit lamp, and keratometer!

ABO & NCLE's Virtual Practical Examinations incorporate technology that was never-before available in the Optical Community, combining virtualization of the key instruments identified above, along with "hot spot" technology, video and audio technology and interaction, item completion, and numerous other advantages in order to provide a benchmark to determine actual skills and abilities of license candidates.

For more information on registering to take an exam at OptiCon @ Vision Expo West on Saturday, September 29, 2020, please visit the ABO-NCLE website: www.abo-ncle.org.


Our Partners

  • NCLE
  • CSLA
  • NAO
  • NFS
  • OAA

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