Vision Expo West
September 18-21, 2024
The Venetian Expo | Las Vegas, NV

Momentum Builds for Vision Expo West 2021 as Show Organizers Reaffirm Commitment to Safe, In-Person Show

More than 280 Exhibitors Confirmed and Thousands of Attendees Registered To-Date for In-Person Show in Las Vegas, September 22-25

Alexandria, VA – August 20, 2021 – The Vision Council and RX, co-organizers of Vision Expo, today reaffirm their commitment to hosting an in-person Vision Expo West in Las Vegas at the Sands Expo & Convention Center next month.  The Show’s educational program, together with OptiCon®@Vision Expo, will open Wednesday, Sept. 22 and exhibits will open Thursday, Sept. 23.

To register for Vision Expo West 2021, click here.

“We are excited to host a vibrant, productive and safe Show in Las Vegas next month,” said Ashley Mills, CEO of The Vision Council, co-organizer of Vision Expo.  “While we are aware there are concerns regarding the evolving state of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are confident we can conduct Vision Expo West safely, as we did in June at Vision Expo East in Orlando, and the Show will move forward as planned.” 

“With stringent health and safety protocols in place through our VisionSAFE program and a commitment to continue evolving our health and safety protocols as needed according to local, state and federal public health guidance, we know Vision Expo West will be a safe and successful event,” said Fran Pennella, Vice President, Vision Expo at RX.

To view the latest VisionSAFE guidelines, click here.

“It is our mission and responsibility to the vision care community to provide a safe, comfortable environment to effectively show products and conduct business,” said Mitch Barkley, Vice President of Tradeshows and Events at The Vision Council.  “With more than 280 exhibitors committed, thousands of attendees already registered to attend, and thousands more expected in the coming weeks, and a robust schedule of programming and events planned, we are thrilled to deliver on our mission and create impactful opportunities for the community to forge connections and facilitate business at Vision Expo West.”

Exhibitors and Neighborhoods

To-date, more than 280 exhibitors have committed to Vision Expo West 2021.  To view the list of exhibiting companies committed to-date, click here.

Vision Expo’s Show Floor neighborhoods include: The Focus, representing the foundation of eyecare and bringing together lens and coating technology, lens processing techniques, disease management solutions, contact lens innovations and eyecare practice optimization; The Park, highlighting industry icons, ubiquitous brands and prestigious collections; and The Union, an energetic showcase featuring the newest in independent design and pop-culture inspired collaborations.

The Suites will also return to Las Vegas, offering attendees access to the most established luxury fashion houses and the latest exclusive upmarket boutiques in an intimate and unparalleled buying experience across the Venetian and Palazzo Hotels. Attendees are invited to experience an eclectic group of distinctive brands ranging from elegant fashion to exclusive, emerging boutique collections.

Programming and Events

Vision Expo West will offer a robust schedule of special events and programming, providing ample opportunities for attendees and exhibitors to network and socialize on and off the Show Floor.

The Seen, a new main stage destination at Vision Expo West, is designed to serve as the Show’s central hub for collaborative learning and networking. The Seen will feature a robust schedule of panels and presentations, including the EYE2EYE Series, an educational series of interactive panels featuring industry experts in discussion on topics ranging from fashion trend forecasts and how to develop a more inclusive workplace to tactics for refining patient care.

The Seen will also house the Innovation Stage, the Show Floor destination dedicated to groundbreaking content and state-of-the-art products and services revolutionizing the industry. Additionally, the OPTImum Lounge, dedicated to key decision-makers, buyers, ophthalmic professionals, lab owners, directors and top-level management, will be located in The Seen. On Saturday, September 25, The Seen will host the Career Zone-Student Lounge, a destination for students to connect with optical companies that are actively recruiting and explore career resources.

For more details on special events, browse the special events directory here. Event schedule is subject to change.


Presented under the banner of VisionEd, Vision Expo’s education program will include more than 140 sessions and more than 200 hours of seminars, workshops and interactive presentations led by renowned experts in clinical research, business, fashion and marketing.

Key content areas include: glaucoma, posterior segment/retina, anterior segment/dry eye, surgical/co-management, and systemic disease and diabetes.

To download the education brochures for Vision Expo West 2021, click here.

In addition, OptiCon®@Vision Expo returns with an unmatched education program and exhibit hall experience for opticians, buyers, contact lens practitioners and ophthalmic allied professionals. The OptiCon Hub will host networking, social events and access to representatives and resources from ABO & NCLE, NAO, OAA, NFOS, CLSA and vendor partners.

For more information on Vision Expo, visit and follow Vision Expo’s social media channels, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.   

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About Vision Expo
Vision Expo East and West are trade-only conferences and exhibitions for eyecare and eyewear presented by co-owners RX and The Vision Council. Vision Expo is the complete event for ophthalmic professionals, where eyecare meets eyewear, and education, fashion and innovation mingle. In the Vision Expo Exhibit Hall, eyecare providers can discover trends, interact with new technologies and access innovative products and services. The Vision Expo education program is driven by the profession, offering content of the highest quality and relevance to enhance overall patient care. For more information, visit and follow Vision Expo on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.   

About The Vision Council
As the vision care leader in enabling better vision for better lives, The Vision Council positions its members for success by promoting growth in the vision care industry through education, advocacy, research, consumer outreach, strategic relationship building and industry forums. Furthermore, through Vision Health Alliance, The Vision Council supports consumer education around eyewear and eyecare.

About RX
RX is in the business of building businesses for individuals, communities and organisations. We elevate the power of face-to-face events by combining data and digital products to help customers learn about markets, source products and complete transactions at over 400 events in 22 countries across 43 industry sectors. RX is passionate about making a positive impact on society and is fully committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all our people. RX is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers.