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Vision Expo West 2021 Education Program Announced

The program will include seminars, workshops and interactive presentations.




(PRESS RELEASE) ALEXANDRIA, VA — The Vision Council and RX, organizers of Vision Expo, announce the education program curated by the Conference Advisory Board for Vision Expo West 2021, taking place Sept. 22–25 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Show’s educational program, together with OptiCon@Vision Expo, will open Wednesday, Sept. 22 and the Exhibit Hall will open Thursday, Sept. 23. To register for Vision Expo West, click here.

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Presented under the banner of VisionEd, Vision Expo’s education program will include seminars, workshops and interactive presentations led by renowned experts in clinical research, business, fashion and marketing.

Attendees will have access to 190 hours of education, ranging from the latest business strategies and fashion trends to patient education tactics and cutting-edge innovations. Key content areas include: glaucoma, posterior segment/retina, anterior segment/dry eye, surgical/co-management, and systemic disease and diabetes.

To download the education brochures for Vision Expo West 2021, click here.

“We are thrilled to offer such a robust education program at Vision Expo West this September. With subject areas ranging from disease diagnosis and treatment to running a successful practice, all courses are designed to push attendees to think creatively, challenge their business goals and learn skills that will take patient care to the next level,” said Dr. Ben Gaddie, co-chairman of the conference advisory board.


“VisionEd’s education program highlights the latest innovations, cutting-edge technology, and insights from the profession’s most renowned experts. Whether it’s a hands-on demonstration, creative competition, or panel of experts, attendees will have the opportunity to choose from a rich variety of sessions to curate the Show experience that’s right for them,” said Dr. Mark Dunbar, co-chairman of the conference advisory board.

In addition, OptiCon@Vision Expo returns with an unmatched education program and exhibit hall experience for opticians, buyers, contact lens practitioners and ophthalmic allied professionals. The OptiCon Hub will host networking, social events and access to representatives and resources from ABO & NCLE, NAO, OAA, NFOS, CLSA and vendor partners.

“We look forward to returning to Las Vegas to bring the community of opticians, contact lens practitioners and ophthalmic allied professionals together for the unparalleled experience they have come to expect from OptiCon@Vision Expo,” said Tom Barracato, ABOC, NCLEC. “With premier education and networking opportunities, attendees can explore new concepts and strategies as well as connect with their peers.”

On Wednesday Sept. 22, the Battle at the Sands competition will showcase interesting cases highlighting imaging technology as panelists compete for the audience’s votes. This unique contest will engage attendees through interactive polling technology.

This year’s Show will feature content focused on brand and business differentiation to enable attendees to explore services, technology and innovative products that can improve customer experience. Through the Innovation Series, attendees can learn about the latest trends in 3D printing, technology eyewear and digital measuring. Additionally, the Ritz-Carlton Leadership Center, regarded as an unequaled partner in the journey to refine and innovate service excellence and customer engagement, will host a course on brand differentiating service and the services that improve customer experience.

Furthermore, dedicated Low Vision courses will share the latest on how technology and innovative products can improve patients’ quality of life. From lens technology to artificial intelligence, attendees will learn how low vision care has the potential to differentiate practices, build loyalty and increase word-of-mouth referrals.


Vision Expo West will also host the Global Contact Lens Forum, which provides attendees with practical, timely tips in both clinical and business processes to help take their specialty contact lens practice to the next level. On Wednesday, Sept. 22, a panel of respected, highly successful contact lens practitioners will provide personal insights gleaned from their roadmap to success. This will be followed by grand rounds case presentations highlighting key problem-solving strategies in specialty contact lens practice. Finally, attendees will learn valuable practice management tips for billing and coding in specialty lens practice.

The on-site education program is complemented by VisionEd Direct, a virtual continuing education platform offering on-demand accredited courses. Built on the Quantum Optical platform, one of the premier sources for continuing education in the ophthalmic field, VisionEd Direct offers 10 hours of accredited education, including five hours of Council on Optometric Practitioner Education (COPE) courses and five hours of American Board of Opticianry (ABO) courses. Visit the platform at

For more information on Vision Expo, visit and follow Vision Expo’s social media channels, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.



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