OptiCon is heading to Vision Expo!


As a co-owner of Vision Expo, The Vision Council is excited to share a new addition that will grow the show, enhance the quality and diversity of the education, and deliver an even bigger audience of attendees that are important to you.

Through a partnership with ABO&NCLE, Vision Expo will bring the industry's premier optician and contact lens technician meeting to the largest gathering of eyewear and eyecare professionals in the Americas through Opticon @ Vision Expo.

Previously held once a year in rotating locations around the country, OptiCon attendees will now experience the same quality and benefits by joining Vision Expo East and West beginning in 2018.

The Vision Council and Vision Expo are dedicated to providing our members with the highest quality and most valuable show experience. Through OptiCon @ Vision Expo, our influence now extends to 30,000 ABO&NCLE certificants in addition to the full database of past and present ECP attendees, allowing us to reach this essential part of the eye health industry with your messages leading up to and after the show, and giving you direct access both on the show floor and through targeted educational and networking events.

With the full breadth of the eye health community now in one location at one show, your exhibiting dollars go further.

About the Opticon @ Vision Expo Program:

  • A new 'OptiCon Hub' on the show floor - a destination designed for opticians and contact lens technicians featuring pop up talks, networking space and social events.
  • An OptiCon @ Vision Expo opening night party
  • A tailored general session for OptiCon @ Vision Expo attendees
  • Education programming curated by the OptiCon Advisory Board
  • Special pricing packages making it affordable to attend as well as take education

The news was announced on Friday, October 6, at OptiCon 2017. Check out the launch video here.

For more information or questions about Opticon @ Vision Expo programming, contact Renae Shepherd, The Vision Council Senior Director, Meetings and Education.

For sponsorship opportunities, contact Pete Zezima, Reed Exhibitions Portfolio Sales Director.

Vision Expo East 2018 will be held in New York, NY (Education: March 15–18; Exhibition: March 16–18). OptiCon @ Vision Expo marketing and sponsorship opportunities are available to Vision Expo exhibitors. For more information, visit www.visionexpo.com.


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