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Vision Expo West 2023 Features a Host of New Experiences, Sessions

Technology advancements in eyecare and eyewear to be focal points on the showroom floor at this year’s event.




Vision Expo West 2023 Features a Host of New Experiences, Sessions
The Contact Lens Institute and the Vision Council presented their latest research at the Vision Expo West 2022 in Las Vegas. The special presentation took place on the Innovation Stage at the back of the showroom floor.

Vision Expo West is here!

As always, this year’s event is being held at the palatial Venetian Convention Center & Expo in Las Vegas. And, of course, INVISION is here, so be sure to stop by the booth – P18069 – and say hello to Editor-in-Chief Deirdre Carroll and the rest of the crew.

There are a handful of new features at this year’s trade show to supplement the usual booth displays, demonstrations, educational opportunities, and the general catching up with friends and reps from across the country.

The Vision Council and RX are co-organizing this year’s Vision Expo West. Here’s a snapshot of what they’ve come up with.


EYEnovate is a new series focused on technological innovation in the optical industry. It will make its debut on the main stage of the showroom floor: The Innovation Stage.

The series will feature an assortment of short 15-minute talks by leaders in an array of fields about breakthroughs and cutting-edge technologies. Subjects include: artificial intelligence, VR/AR, pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, and automation.


“Year over year, the Innovation Stage at Vision Expo West boasts an energizing and thought-provoking schedule of programming that engages attendees from all facets of the industry,” says Fran Pennella, Vice President, Vision Expo, RX, co-owner of Vision Expo, in a press release. “EYEnovate will continue to build upon this, offering Show attendees a unique opportunity to peek behind the curtain and learn about our industry’s most anticipated technologies and innovations.”

The EYEnovate series will be split into two sessions – one Thursday and one Friday. Both commence at 9:45 a.m. An esteemed panel of optical industry leaders will judge all presentations. They then will name one presenter the Ocular Horizons Award winner.

Check out the complete Innovation Stage schedule here.

OptiCon Hub

The OptiCon program always features interesting events and discussions.  There will be an assortment of new sessions this year to look forward to. Topics include: “Refract This!,”  “You’ve Got To Be Fitting Me!,” and “Optician to the Stars.”

Also of note, Rebecca Alexander will share her inspirational story of overcoming challenges during a special talk Thursday at 12:30-1:30 p.m. Alexander has Usher syndrome type 3 and is losing her vision and hearing.

The OptiCon Hub schedule is packed so make sure you peruse the expansive list of sessions to help you plan your time on the showroom floor.


Get Your Learn On

Vision Expo West organizers are touting a robust lineup of 150 new educational courses, from enhancing your clinical skills to advice on practice management.

Here a few of the catchy titles on offer:

  • Brace for Impact! Managing Orbital and Ocular Trauma
  • Glaucoma Gauntlet: Managing Cases from Diagnosis to Treatment
  • What’s New and Sexy in Contacts?
  • Level Up Your Contact Lens Practice – The Business of Contact Lenses
  • Measuring Social Medio ROI: How to Track the Success of Your Online Presence
  • Dumb and Dumber: Find Your Niche

Here’s the link to all the sessions.

Off Venue Events

Who doesn’t love good music? Bad Habits, otherwise known as The Eye Docs of Rock, will host the Opening Night Party September 28 from 9-12 p.m. at Brooklyn Bowl at the LINQ Promenade.

Who doesn’t love to dance? ODs on Facebook will host the Ultimate Party on September 29 from 7-9:30 at Drai’s Beach Club & Nightclub atop The Cromwell Las Vegas Hotel and Casino.

Who doesn’t love to golf? Fly in a day early and pack your clubs as Prevent Blindness hosts Swing FORE Sight on September 27 at Bali Hai Golf Club. The features a 7 a.m. shotgun start and includes breakfast, lunch, and hospitality cart access.


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


About Vision Expo

Vision Expo East and West are trade-only conferences and exhibitions for eyecare and eyewear presented by co-owners RX and The Vision Council. Vision Expo is the complete event for ophthalmic professionals, where eyecare meets eyewear, and education, fashion and innovation mingle. In the Vision Expo Exhibit Hall, eyecare providers can discover trends, interact with new technologies and access innovative products and services. The Vision Expo education program is driven by the profession, offering content of the highest quality and relevance to enhance overall patient care. For more information on Vision Expo, visit and follow Vision Expo’s social media channels, FacebookTwitterInstagram and LinkedIn.

About The Vision Council

The Vision Council brings the power of sight to all through education, government relations, research and technical standards. A leading advocate for the optical industry, the association positions its members to deliver the eyewear and eyecare people need to look and feel their best. Vital to health, independence and safety, better vision leads to better lives. Learn more at 

About RX

RX is in the business of building businesses for individuals, communities and organisations. We elevate the power of face-to-face events by combining data and digital products to help customers learn about markets, source products and complete transactions at over 400 events in 22 countries across 43 industry sectors. RX is passionate about making a positive impact on society and is fully committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all our people. RX is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professionals and business customers.





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