New Grads + Students

Students, register now for these exclusive benefits:

  • Free Exhibit Hall Registration ($150 value)
  • Free Education (Unlimited): Arrive prior to a course’s start time and if it is not sold out, you can attend for free.
  • Vision Expo supports SOLutioN (SOLN), a student organization that promotes the future of private practice optometry and provides leadership training to its members. Click here to learn more about SOLN.

Young Professionals, find the resources you need to excel in your career:

Visit the + CovalentCareers booth at Vision Expo to hear panel discussions with industry thought leaders, network with colleagues, and find your next career opportunity.

Vision Expo partners with leading media resources for young professionals to bring you relevant content all year long. Visit and for year-round videos and articles on helpful career topics. Visit Defocus Media for the latest in optometric industry news, eyewear trends and discussions of the hottest topics in the eyecare profession, including a recent podcast on private equity.
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Jumpstart Your Future in the CAREER ZONE!

Career ZoneEngage with these Optical Companies that are recruiting at Vision Expo West 2019!
The CAREER ZONE offers students, young professionals, and experienced professionals a vehicle to meet some of the top optical retailers and ECP groups face-to-face. The Career Zone participants are here to recruit and there is no better place to get your foot in the door other than at Vision Expo West 2019! Just bring your resume, engaging questions and your Career Zone Passport.

Career Zone Passport Program:

Passport will print out with your badge
Meet and receive a stamp from each vendor listed on your passport. Drop in entry box at Career Zone
Drawing will be at the Corporate Optometry Panel & Brunch: 12-2pm on Saturday, September 21

Prizes from our Career Zone vendors include:

  • $500 from Vision Expo
  • $250 from Vision Expo
  • GoPro Camera
  • Wireless Speakers

*You must be present at the Corporate Optometry Panel to win


Saturday, September 21 | 10AM-5PM in the Innovation Stage


Keplr VisionKeplr Vision brings together the best in optometry and optical technology.  Join our industry elite team of optometrists and opticians who enjoy great benefits, state-of-the-art equipment, and a robust array of business support services.  As part of the Keplr team, you can focus on providing unsurpassed patient care while taking your career to the next level!

National VisionNational Vision is one of the largest optical retailers in the U.S. with more than 1,000 locations. With a mission of helping people by making quality eye care and eyewear more affordable and accessible, the company operates five retail brands, offering a variety of products and services for patients’ eye care needs.

VisionworksVisionworks is a leading eye care provider in the U.S., which operates 700+ retail locations in more than 40 states, with an unwavering devotion to healthy eyes. Our healthcare expertise is supported by a network of Optometrists and eyecare/eyewear professionals ready to ensure patients have healthy eyes and fulfill vision prescription needs including glasses, sunglasses and contact lenses.

LuxotticaLuxottica: Visit the Luxottica booth to learn more about current opportunities that align with your personal and professional goals. You have a vision for the way you practice eye care. When you join the Luxottica family, your career path is yours to own. Practice your profession within a portfolio that fits your life and fulfills your vision for the future. Learn more at

Vision SourceVision Source: Vision Source® members fully own their thriving private practices. This growth has lead to a tremendous need for associate doctors to work in their practices nationwide. Our members offer competitive salaries, advanced medical and  refractive modalities, and excellent mentorship on owning your own practice. Come by the booth and discuss how we can help you open, work or buy your Next℠ private practice.

For EyesFor Eyes is a leading optical retailer in key markets across the United States, including Chicago, Florida, DC, Philadelphia, and California. For Eyes offers doctors the opportunity to provide true patient-centric service with the support of a global retailer dedicated to exceptional products and customer experience.

WalmartWalmart: Our people make the difference. That phrase started as a meeting theme in 1979 and has since been our way of thinking. We couldn’t serve our customers without the continued support of our greatest asset: our associates. We’re proud to support them, too, by offering jobs at all levels – and investing in our workforce through training and skills development so that entry-level jobs lead to career.

Young Professionals Advisory Group

Thank you to our Young Professionals Advisory Group that provides year-round recommendations and feedback to help shape the young professional attendee experience.

  • Sloan Rajadhyksha, OD
    Sloan Rajadhyksha, OD

    Specializing in Vision Therapy & Rehabilitation

  • Bianca Augustino, OD
    Bianca Augustino, OD

    Executive Director, SOLutioN

  • Brianna Branch
    Brianna Branch

    Illinois College of Optometry, Class of 2019

  • Andrew Dias
    Andrew C. Dias, III, ABOC-AC, FNAO, HFOAA

    Optical Manager, Metropolitan Optical

  • Jordan Edwards
    Jordan Edwards, ABOC

    Frame Buyer, EyeCare Partners

  • Quy Nguyen
    Quy Nguyen, OD

    Director of Career Development and Minority Enrichment, SUNY College of Optometry

  • Bimal Patel
    Bimal Patel, OD

    Owner of Focus – Refined Eye Care, Houston, TX

  • William To
    William To, OD, ABOC

    Optical Illusions, Founder, At Will Consulting

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