Vision Expo West
September 27-30, 2023
The Venetian Expo | Las Vegas, NV

Show Organizers Announce Education Program Planned for Vision Expo East 2022 in New York City

Education to Take Place March 31-April 3; Exhibit Hall to Open April 1-3

Alexandria, VA – February 8, 2022 – The Vision Council and RX, organizers of Vision Expo, today share details on the education program developed by the Conference Advisory Board for Vision Expo East 2022, taking place in-person from March 31 to April 3 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City.

The Show’s educational program, together with OptiCon®@Vision Expo, will open Thursday, March 31, and the Exhibit Hall will open Friday, April 1.

Attendees who register by February 24 will save up to 20 percent off their education.  To register, click here.

Attendees will have access to more than 230 hours of education, ranging from the latest business strategies and optical technology to patient care and cutting-edge innovations.  This year’s continuing education program will also feature nine clinical tracks with more than 100 hours of clinical education delivered by the foremost experts in the field of optometry. Clinical tracks feature key content areas including glaucoma, posterior segment and macular degeneration, anterior segment, retina, anterior dry eye, surgical/co-management, systemic disease and more.

“Vision Expo continues to offer education on unique ways to expand your practice offerings in areas such as aesthetics, lasers and advanced therapies as well as myopia control and scleral lenses, among others,” said Ben Gaddie, OD, FAAO, Co-Chairman Vision Expo Conference Advisory Board, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry.  “Vision Expo is on the forefront of new technologies that continue to advance eyecare with courses focused on therapeutic approaches to presbyopia, new treatments for dry eye and meibomian gland disease as well as advances in wavefront and refractive technologies.  Also included in the education curriculum is the latest in surgical advances for cataracts and glaucoma as well as the latest treatments for diabetes and macular degeneration.”

OptiCon®@Vision Expo will return with an education program and Exhibit Hall experience for opticians, contact lens professionals, allied ophthalmic professionals, optical assistants and office managers, frame buyers and lab technicians. The OptiCon Hub will host networking, social events and access to representatives and resources from the American Board of Opticianry and National Contact Lens Examiners (ABO-NCLE), National Academy of Opticianry (NAO), Opticians Association of America (OAA), National Federation of Opticianry Schools (NFOS), Contact Lens Society of America (CLSA) and vendor partners.

For more information about education at Vision Expo, including courses and topics, click here.

“Following another challenging year of pandemic restrictions, the opportunity to come together as a community and learn in an in-person environment is more valuable than ever.  We are excited to bring the community of opticians, contact lens practitioners and ophthalmic allied professionals together for the premier experience they have come to expect from OptiCon®@Vision Expo,” said Tom Barracato, ABOC, NCLEC, OptiCon Advisory Board.  “It is particularly exciting to gather again in-person in New York City for the first time since 2019.  We look forward to offering curated education, intimate networking opportunities and a platform for attendees to connect, learn and grow professionally.”

“In keeping with the celebratory spirit of bringing the industry together again, and in an effort to make Vision Expo’s education program more affordable and accessible, we are pleased to introduce a new pricing structure for Vision Expo East’s 2022 education program,” said Fran Pennella, Event Vice President, Vision Expo at RX.  “The more streamlined offering allows attendees to purchase unlimited education for one day or purchase unlimited education for the entire CE program, depending on their specific goals.  We also have tailored offerings for doctors, OptiCon attendees and other professionals.  Attendees are encouraged to register by February 24 to save up to 20 percent off their education program.” 

On Thursday, March 31, March Madness returns to Vision Expo East.  Panelists will compete against each other by presenting interesting cases highlighting ocular imaging technology.  Also on Thursday, March 31, the Global Contact Lens Forum provides attendees with practical, timely tips in both clinical and business processes.  A panel of respected, highly successful contact lens practitioners will provide personal insights gleaned from their road map to success. This will be followed by lessons learned from favorite contact lens cases.  Finally, attendees will have the opportunity to learn unconventional marketing of a specialty lens practice.

Vision Expo East’s Business and Practice Expertise track is designed to provide attendees with actionable, business-focused content by immersing attendees in five key area: Leadership; Customer Experience; Human Resources; Data; and Profitability and Growth.

Vision Expo East 2022 will take place at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City from March 31 - April 3, 2022. The Show’s educational program, together with OptiCon®@Vision Expo, will open Thursday, March 31 and the Exhibit Hall will open Friday, April 1. To register, click here.   

For more information on Vision Expo, visit  visionexpo.com  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 VisionExpo.com 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.

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. www.rxglobal.com