Vision Expo Unveils New Programs and Events

Vision Expo East 2019 will introduce new education courses, programs, and special events  to this year’s show, scheduled for March 21-24 at the Javits Center in New York City. Various business- and healthcare-focused programs have been specifically designed to fit every professional agenda to afford attendees the complete education experience.

Exploring the most common condition seen by optometrists, the new Myopia Track will feature various in-depth sessions including Managing Myopia: Possibilities and Probabilities, created by the Brien Holden Vision Institute. Additional sessions in the track will present information on the future of myopia in private practices, new prevention methods and myopia control.

Attendees will also have access to three new inspirational and business-focused courses through The Leadership Forum, developed by co-founder of Influenceology Roberto Monaco. These courses will explore how to increase leadership effectiveness, eliminate a negative mindset and implement change to unlock leadership potential.

A new and free March Madness-style competition with interactive polling technology will highlight interesting cases in ocular imaging. The March Madness: Case Challenges in Optometry panel will bring together eight panelists competing to win the audience’s vote based on the imaging challenge they present. Attendees will also have free access to an included imaging workshop.

OptiCon @ Vision Expo will return to Vision Expo East with an education program and exhibit hall experience for opticians, contact lens technicians, and ophthalmic allied professionals. Additionally, the OptiCon College Bowl, sponsored by the National Federation of Opticianry Schools, will bring together 12 students for a fast-paced quiz competition.

To provide a complete look at the latest trends, products and services emerging in the vision community, the new Innovation Series will offer over 10 different courses for attendees to examine the latest industry developments. Attendees can choose from a diverse range of content including lens and frame technology, 3D printing, solutions for head trauma patients and more. Additionally, the free Innovation Stage will feature exhibitor-sponsored content on various subjects such as ocular nutrition, marketing techniques and patient care, to name a few.

Award-winning artist Common will headline Vision Expo’s inaugural EYE2EYE series, a new series that will feature individuals providing high-level insights on topics to inform, empower and challenge attendees. The debut event will feature Common in a panel discussion in the new Exhibit Hall destination “the BRIDGE” on Friday, March 22, 5-5:45 p.m. with a 15-minute Q&A to follow. Prior to the conversation, Common will be available for a private meet and greet at 4:30 p.m. To RSVP for the event, click here.

For the Vision Expo East 2019 education brochure, click here.

Click here to read EB’s BIG Vision Expo East Preview Guide, which will include all the noteworthy program, events, and parties in addition a curated guide to after-show entertainment and dining in New York City.