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
  • Exhibit Hall access
  • 2 Lunch vouchers
  • Peer networking in the OptiCon @ Vision Expo Hub
  • Access to discounted rates at a dedicated OptiCon hotel

Education registration opens in July.

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

Our Partners

  • NCLE
  • CSLA
  • NAO
  • NFS
  • OAA

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 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 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. 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.


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