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

What's New & Happening at
Vision West 2023

Introducing the Show Floor Avenues! 

We are proud to introduce three main avenues: Park Ave, Union Ave, and Focus Ave, serving as the primary navigational pathways on the Show floor. These avenues will ensure a smooth and efficient experience for all attendees, guiding them seamlessly through the event. To add to the excitement, we will have DJs stationed at The Atelier neighborhood and the main stage, infusing the atmosphere with pulsating energy. Furthermore, we are thrilled to announce the debut of Look East, an eyewear neighborhood showcasing the very best from Asia. Get ready to be inspired by the latest trends and innovations from the East at Vision Expo West!

EYEnovate: Exploring The Bleeding Edge of Eye Health

EYEnovate is a new pilot series of 15-minute talks on the Vision Expo main stage that will showcase the bleeding edge of vision care, from innovative devices and services to new treatments incorporating the latest research findings. Join us for a glimpse into the future of ophthalmic health and beyond during the inaugural EYEnovate speaker series on September 28th and 29th.

ChatGPT: What It Is & How ECPs Can Benefit

Hear from your colleagues on an industry lead panel discussing the rapidly-evolving artificial intelligence landscape: the benefits of integrating AI into your workflow, ways to improve patient outcomes, streamline operations, and enhance your bottom line – as well as potential pitfalls to watch out for along the way. 

OptiCon General Session: Rebecca Alexander

Rebecca Alexander, who has been losing both her vision and hearing due to Usher syndrome (type 3), shares her inspiring story of facing challenges and providing encouragement to others. Join us as Blair Wong interviews Rebecca on Thursday, September 28, 12:30pm - 1:30pm. Don't miss the chance to hear about her accomplishments and the inspiration she offers to those facing their own struggles.

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Brand New Education Sessions

This year at Vision Expo, we are offering over 150 brand new courses, including new clinical courses such as "Brace for Impact! Managing Orbital and Ocular Trauma" and "Glaucoma Gauntlet: Managing Cases from Diagnosis to Treatment". These and other sessions are aimed at enhancing your clinical skills and knowledge in optometry.

We also have a range of new business courses designed to aid optometrists in effectively managing their practices. From cultivating a winning culture to avoiding legal pitfalls, these courses cover various aspects of business management relevant to optometry.

Additionally, the Global Contact Lens Forum is excited to present several cutting-edge sessions. Notable courses include "What's New and Sexy in Contacts?" and "Level Up Your Contact Lens Practice - The Business of Contact Lenses", which offer insights into the latest innovations and business strategies in the contact lens field.

New OptiCon Sessions 

Explore exciting new sessions through the OptiCon program at Vision Expo! Discover intriguing topics like "Refract This!",  "You've Got To Be Fitting Me!" and uncover eyewear secrets for celebrities in “Optician to the Stars”. Engage in thought-provoking discussions on stocking versus surfacing, glimpse into the future of fashion with "Bright Eyes on the Future of Fashion...", and dive into the mysteries of the eye through laser exploration. These sessions promise unique perspectives and valuable insights to enhance your Vision Expo experience.

Eye Docs of Rock 

Get ready to rock the night away at the highly anticipated Opening Night Party for Vision West! We're thrilled to announce that the event will be hosted by none other than the sensational Bad Habits, also known as The Eye Docs of Rock. Join us on September 28 from 9pm to Midnight at the iconic Brooklyn Bowl at the Linq in Las Vegas for an unforgettable evening of live music, energetic performances, and non-stop fun. Let loose, dance to your heart's content, and celebrate the start of Vision West in style! 

ODs on Facebook – Back at Drai’s

Join us for the Ultimate Party hosted by ODs on Facebook and Florescene Media at Vision Expo West! Taking place on Friday, September 29 from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM, the event will be held at the renowned Drai's Beach Club and Night Club. Connect with the vibrant ODs on Facebook Community while enjoying the stunning views from atop the Cromwell. Dance to the beats of a talented DJ and enjoy an open bar while mingling with your colleagues. Don't miss this exclusive opportunity to unwind, socialize, and make memories at one of the hottest spots on the Strip during Vision Expo West.

Swing FORE Sight 

Join us for an extraordinary golfing experience, Swing FORE Sight, in honor of the Prevent Blindness organization. The event will take place Wednesday, September 27 at 7:00 AM at the prestigious Bali Hai Golf Club, renowned as one of the "Top 50 Resort Courses" by Golf Digest. Immerse yourself in the captivating surroundings featuring lush greenery, magnificent water features, and an abundance of tropical plants. Your participation in this outing supports the sight-saving programs of Prevent Blindness, and includes Breakfast, Lunch, and Hospitality Cart access on the day of the event. Don't miss this opportunity to enjoy a challenging round of golf while making a meaningful impact in the field of vision health.

Social Media Marketing Bootcamp

Join Marketing4ECPs for a power-packed Social Media Bootcamp designed specifically for eye care professionals looking to maximize their online presence and harness the true potential of social media platforms for their practice. In these comprehensive workshops, marketing experts will guide you through a series of engaging sessions, providing practical insights and strategies to elevate your social media game to build a database that will help drive revenue.

Expanded Career Zone

Get ready for an expanded and dynamic Career Zone at Vision Expo West! This year, we are broadening its scope to include young professionals across the eyecare industry.  Whether you're embarking on a new phase of your career or aiming to advance further, the Career Zone is your go-to destination. Not only will you find valuable resources and support, but we are also excited to offer a complimentary, professional headshot courtesy of MyEyeDr. Ensure you make a lasting impression as you navigate your professional journey at Vision Expo West 2023. This expanded Career Zone is a must-visit for anyone seeking to enhance their career prospects in the eyecare industry.

Product Directory

Introducing the Exhibitor Product Directory, revolutionizing the way the industry explores the latest products showcased at Vision Expo. With our new Product Directory, the entire eyecare community can browse and search through a wide array of exciting products coming to Vision Expo. From stylish eyewear and trendy accessories to cutting-edge business solutions, lens processing technology, and advanced diagnostic tools, the Product Directory features an extensive range of products that cater to diverse needs. Exhibitors have already started adding their products, with new additions being made every day, ensuring a constantly evolving selection. Whether you seek inspiration or want to plan your on-site exhibitor meetings in advance, the Exhibitor Product Director is your go-to resource.