Communities + Partners

Our partners represent state optometric associations, colleges, professional societies and trade associations, alliances and buying groups and charities who come together with their members and prospects to network, hold meetings and events, share ideas and deliver education to better the ophthalmic industry as a whole.

Vision Expo Communities

More than 15,000 eyecare professionals come together as one community to evolve scope of care, ensure business success, foster relationships and find inspiration. Explore the communities you’ll reach at Vision Expo.


  • Attendee Groups

    OPTImum: Key decision-makers/buyers, lab owners/directors and top level management, $1M OD Practices. These key decision makers receive early and late access to the show floor to receive your undivided attention.

    Club Vision: Loyal attendees who have come to Vision Expo for 5+ consecutive years.
  • Next Generation

    Young Professionals: We offer tailored events and programming to practitioners who have been in the profession for five years or less and opticians, dispensers and industry professionals under 35 years old.

    Students: Vision Expo offers exclusive benefits to students to help kickstart their careers, such as networking, free exhibit hall registration, and access to unlimited continuing education.

    Alumni: Vision Expo works with the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) to offer programs for alumni of the schools such as free registration, 10% off education and alumni receptions.

  • Boards & Committees

    Conference Advisory Board: Our groundbreaking education program is 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.

    OptiCon Advisory Board: The OptiCon Advisory Board consists of representatives from The Contact Lens Society of America, National Academy of Opticianry, National Federation of Opticianry Schools, and the Opticians Association of America.

    Young Professionals Advisory Group: The Young Professionals Advisory Group provides feedback on a variety of topics to improve the attendee experience, including providing continuing education recommendations and leading pop-up talks for students and young professionals.

  • Trusted Partners

    Alliances, Buying Groups, Associations and Charities: Vision Expo works with groups to offering networking, education and other opportunities. 

    Media: Vision Expo partners with leading fashion, lifestyle and healthcare trade and consumer outlets to provide maximum exposure to exhibitors.

Vision Expo East Partnerships


State Optometric Associations and Professional Organizations

  • CSLA
  • NAO
  • NFOS
  • OAA
  • FOA
  • COA
  • DOA
  • MOA
  • POA
  • Optical Women's Association
  • BCLA
  • MSO
  • SAO

Alliances and Buying Groups

  • C&E Buying Group
  • Eye Recommend
  • IDOC
  • The Alliance
  • Villavecchia
  • Vision Source
  • OD Excellence
  • Block Buying Group
  • OD's on Facebook
  • WOF
  • EPON Optical Group
  • Vision West Inc
  • Pecca
  • Optiport
  • AOC
  • IOFT

Non Profit Organizations

  • Optometry Giving Sight
  • Prevent Blindness America
  • New Eyes for the Needy
  • VOSH

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