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

The Career Zone-Student Lounge Returns to Vision Expo West 2022

Alexandria, VA (July 28, 2022) - The organizers of Vision Expo, The Vision Council and RX, today announce that the Career Zone-Student Lounge will return to Vision Expo West 2022 on Saturday, September 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. PST. Located in the Union, booth U23019, the Career Zone-Student Lounge will serve as a central hub for students and young professionals to network with participating companies, all of which are actively recruiting and seeking new talent. Vision Expo West 2022 will offer students exclusive registration benefits including free Exhibit Hall admission and access to complimentary education. 

“We are thrilled to offer dedicated programming for students and young professionals at Vision Expo West in Las Vegas this September,” said Suzanne Krauss, Vision Expo’s Career Zone Manager. “It is so important to create curated opportunities for students and young professionals to meet with hiring companies and to provide a vehicle for our participating companies to meet viable new talent. The Career Zone is a wonderful venue for students to gain exclusive access to practical advice, career guidance and valuable support as they navigate their professional paths.”

Vision Expo West 2022 will take place at the Venetian Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada from September 14 - 17, 2022. The Show’s educational program developed by the Education Planning Committee together with OptiCon @Vision Expo will open Wednesday, September 14, and the Exhibit Hall will open Thursday, September 15.

To register for Vision Expo West, click here

The Career Zone-Student Lounge’s supporting companies include:

  • Elevate Eyecare
  • Eyecare Partners
  • VSP
  • Keplr Vision
  • National Vision, Inc.
  • MyEyeDr.
  • Luxottica
  • Walmart
  • Warby Parker

The Passport Program, which encourages students and young professionals to network with exhibitors in the Career Zone throughout the day, will also return to Vision Expo West. Passports will be available for students to pick up in the Career Zone. Students are then encouraged to meet with each vendor listed on their passports. Participants who meet and receive a signature from each vendor listed on their passport will automatically be entered to win an array of exciting prizes.

This year’s programming line-up is included below (subject to change):

10:00 a.m. Career Zone - Student Lounge opens for the day

Students' Passport & start networking

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Where should I start my Optometric Career?

Moderated by: Young ODs of America

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Professional Headshots

Provided by Young ODs of America

2:15 p.m.  – 3 p.m. Life, Work, Balance in Optometry

Moderated by: OWA      

3:00 p.m.  Passport Sweepstakes Drawing

3:15 p.m. Champagne Toast

Hosted by the OWA

Companies interested in the Career Zone-Student Lounge should contact Suzanne Krauss at [email protected].  For more information on the Career Zone-Student Lounge at Vision Expo West 2022, click here.

For more information on Vision Expo, visit or 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.

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.