Registration is Now Open for the 25th Annual International Vision Expo West

June 10, 2013

Norwalk, CT (June 10, 2013) – Online registration is now open for International Vision Expo West, the complete eyecare event, at The event, co-owned by The Vision Council and Reed Exhibitions, will return to the newly renovated Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas Oct. 2-5, 2013 (Education: Oct. 2-5, Exhibition: Oct. 3-5).

“We are excited to celebrate an important milestone this year – the 25th anniversary of International Vision Expo West,” said Tom Loughran, group vice president for Reed Exhibitions. “This year we are welcoming more than 400 exhibitors – 100 of which are new companies – with tons of product launches and services for buyers to view and test drive on the show floor. Our continuing education program also features some of the most talked about topics in the industry and we’ve added new specialty areas, including a technology zone which introduces the latest in lens technology and digital eyewear. Vision Expo West, combined with the newly remodeled convention center and Las Vegas strip, has all the makings of another great event.”

To mark its silver anniversary, the show will feature several events and parties including opening day celebrations and programs to honor its founding exhibitors who have remained loyal participants since the event’s inception. Attendees are invited to network with their peers during a 25th Anniversary Toast on Thursday, Oct. 3 from 5:00- 6:00p.m. in the Exhibit Hall followed by a 25th Anniversary Opening Night Kick-off Party in the evening from 10:30– 11:30p.m. at TAO. Snacks will be provided every afternoon during the show for all attendees and, as a special bonus, those who take continuing education will receive lunch on Friday. In the months leading up to the show, International Vision Expo West will highlight new initiatives surrounding its 25th anniversary and include a retrospective post on its Facebook page ( each #Throwback Thursday.

An expanded continuing education program will include new tracks that tackle the latest trending industry topics, including nutraceuticals (Clinical), Healthcare Reform and Government Regulations (Business Solutions), and a Spectacle Lens Specialist Mini Track (Optical Technology). The four-day conference features more than 325 hours of continuing education for every role and experience level, focused on three core competencies — disease diagnosis, treatment and management; clinical application of products; and healthy business solutions. Complete course descriptions can be found online at under “Education”.

Take advantage of early bird specials. Attendees who complete their registration by midnight on Aug. 6 will receive a $25 discount. Total Office Pricing and À la Carte options provide customizable registration package options for both individuals and practices. In addition, Show Organizers have been hard at work to ensure attendees experience the best value and most enjoyment while in Las Vegas. Dozens of valuable travel and entertainment discounts have been arranged with business owners and visitors associations to-date. All travel, hotel, shopping, dining and entertainment information can be found online in the “Travel & Entertainment” section at

For more information about 25th anniversary celebrations surrounding the show, and to register, please visit

International Vision Expos, the worldwide conference and exhibition for eyecare and eyewear, are trade-only events which draw more than 30,000 eye care professionals each year. Co-owned by Reed Exhibitions and The Vision Council, International Vision Expo gives back to the entire ophthalmic community. Proceeds from International Vision Expo are used by The Vision Council to educate consumers about the importance of vision care and the options in eyewear and other related products. In 2012, The Vision Council reached millions of consumers with its messages through marketing materials, public relations outreach and strategic partnerships.


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