The extraordinary scope of education, products, trends and solutions at Vision Expo East will expand your field of vision and keep you updated on best practices for the care and treatment of your patients.

Education Planning Board

300+ hours of groundbreaking Education, developed by a conference advisory board representing the breadth of the field. These respected industry leaders meet twice yearly to develop, organize, and expand the hours of curriculum presented during Vision Expo East and West. Below are the members of this prestigious team.

  • Mark Dunbar, OD, FAAO, Co-Chairman

    Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University

  • Ben Gaddie OD, FAAO, Co-Chairman

    University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry

  • Douglas-Devries
    Douglas Devries, OD 

    Pacific University College of Optometry

  • Jack-Schaffer
    Jack Schaeffer, OD

    University of Georgia
    Southern College of Optometry

  • Kirk-Smick
    Kirk Smick, OD, FAAO

    Pacific University College of Optometry

  • Vince Young
    Vince Young, MD

    Vince Young, MD Temple University,
    Temple University Medical School

OptiCon @ Vision Expo Advisory Board

Meet the members who have been actively involved in the development of this year’s education meeting.

  • Tom-Barracato
    Tom Barracato, ABOC, NCLEC

    Owner, Adolph Optical, ABO Chair

  • Curt-Duff
    Curt Duff, ABOM, NCLEM

    Owner, Tinder-Krauss-Tinder, NCLE Chair

  • Beverly-Harper
    Beverly Harper, ABOC

    Owner Cook Inlet EyeCare

  • Blair-Wong
    Blair Wong, ABOM, NCLEC

    OAB Co-Chair, Benjamin Franklin Institute
    of Technology – Opticianry Department Chair

  • Janet-Acara
    Janet Acara, ABOC, NCLEM

    Erie Community College

  • Michele-Self
    Michelle Self, ABOC

    University of Alabama Birmingham School of Optometry

  • Mike-Gzik
    Michael Gzik, ABOC, NCLEM

    New York Optometric

Supporters + Endorsers

Vision Expo gratefully acknowledges these companies for their support of the Education Program. These supporters play a vital role in allowing us to provide the highest level of education possible. Please note that the sessions and speakers have been selected using strict guidelines and are not a commercial sales opportunity.

  • Bausch & Lomb
  • Shire
  • Effinity VSP
  • Essilor
  • Zeiss

  • Allergan
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • M-Marco
  • Novartis
  • Oculus
  • Optovue
  • Regeneron
  • TLC
  • Topcon

  • Abbot
  • Coopervision
  • Konan Medical
  • Vision Council Low Vision Division

  • Avedro
  • KCY Education Group
  • Macu Health
  • Mitsui Chemicals
  • Nordic Naturals
  • Ocusoft
  • Reichert
  • Synergeyes
  • PRN Therapeutics
  • Vmax


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