New Grads + Students

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

  • Career Zone
  • Career Zone

Following its successful 2019 debut, the Career Zone will return to Vision Expo West. The Career Zone will serve as a hub where students and young professionals can connect with companies and explore career resources and take part in several dynamic events.  

Passport Program

The Passport Program will offer students and young professionals the opportunity to meet exhibitors in the Career Zone throughout the day. Your passport will be included with your badge and can be stamped for a chance to win $500 and other prizes from our participating vendors.

Students, register now for these exclusive benefits:

Free Exhibit Hall ($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 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

For more information contact Suzanne Krauss (Program Manager) at