Innovation & Fashion

  • Innovation
  • Fashion

Find everything you need to set your sights on the future, satisfy your continuing education requirements, navigate a changing healthcare climate, cater to style-conscious customers, elevate your practice and evolve alongside the eyecare industry. See what's trending at #VisionExpo.

Something new is happening year after year—and that something is happening here.


Free Wifi & Connected LoungesAll visitors can unwind in SIX of our conveniently located lounges, rest areas and access to beverages. Lounges can be found on Levels 1 and 3.

Level 3
The Galleria Lounge (Booth #G280)
Madison Square Park (Booth #N1258)
Bryant Park Lounge (Booth #1853)

Level 1
OPTImum Lounge (Members only)
Battery Park Lounge ( Booth #MS5113)

Join us for a Visionaries Toast in all lounges on Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1 from 4:30 pm – 6:00pm.

Free Wi-Fi, brought to you by Think About Your Eyes, is available throughout the Javits Center for light business use only.


Google Partners Connect

Google Partners ConnectAn exclusive two-day event for ECPs featuring a presentation from Liz Austin, Agency Developer, and dynamic networking reception followed by a day of FREE 20 minute learning sessions. Learn from experts who will show you how to use the web to attract new customers and retain your current ones; network with agency and marketing experts who have mastered the tools to build relationship with your customers. Learn more here >>

Vision Expo maintains a niche in offering elevated business education catered to those wishing to open a practice or identify new ways to improve patient care, customer experience, and profitability. With 100+ hours of education in the Business Solutions track – color-coded for easy readability on the daily course grid – focused on specific solutions to the most pressing areas of focus (leadership, customer experience, human resources, data, and profitability & growth); bring back actionable solutions that can be immediately implemented.

Visionary advances in optometric medicine and optical fashion are the focus at Vision Expo; explore all the developments that are moving the eyecare industry forward. These sessions focus on what's coming and how it will revolutionize your profession and the industry.

Are you the future? Vision Expo welcomes Young Professionals and Students with valuable savings plans (save $2730 over five years) that make it affordable to attend and programs that make it easy to network. Need to get approval? Our new justification toolkitjust made it easier for your supervisor to appreciate the investment made into your training and development as well as to your company's success by attending Vision Expo.


My ShowMy Show is an online planning tool that offers attendees a simple way to create a personalized plan for Vision Expo East. You can preview exhibitors, their locations, new products, and so much more. Once you register and activate your My Show account, you'll be served up personalized exhibitor and product recommendations based on your selections during registration. As you start saving exhibitors, you'll receive additional recommendations based on those selections.


NEW! LIVE STREAMING on FacebookThe optical industry's largest and most influential online community, ODs on Facebook, is well known as an accessible, valuable forum for crowd-sourced, expert content. Continue that online conversation in person at International Vision Expo, while learning and sharing business best practices, clinical cases, and social media pearls with your peers. Dr. Alan Glazier, founder of ODs on Facebook, will livestream the education track with media partner, Optometric Management.

Join us at the ODs on Facebook Party, being held at BB Kings Blues Club in Times Square, Friday, March 31 from 8:00 pm – 9:00pm.

  • will live stream panels and pop-up talks across all 3 days. All content is FREE and will be filmed LIVE at their Booth. Watch, ask questions, and meet the experts!

Plus, make sure to like Vision Expo on Facebook to see livestreams of events and action from the show floor


Stay up-to-date on hot-topic industry issues, advancing technology and techniques to improve patient care, and real-time fashion trends in eyewear styles. Exhibitors flock to Vision Expo to showcase what's new and we make it easy for you to find out what's happening. Create a My Show account and download Vision Expo Mobile to make a plan and stay connected—coming soon.


FIND THE LARGEST OFFERING OF FASHION TRENDS UNDER ONE ROOF. Get access to over 5,000 brands and designers who drive the latest eyewear and sunwear trends.

Iconic shapes. Contemporary designs. Haute couture brands.
Vision Expo showcases them all…


NEW! FAST-PACED, INTIMATE AND INTERACTIVE POP-UP TALKSThis new concept in learning gets you up-to-date in minutes. Fun and fast, sessions will 'pop-up' all over the show floor.

In the  booth, see pop up talks from members of the Young Professionals Club Advisory Group on the topics that keep young professionals up at night. Plus, Dr. Matt Geller will lead panels each day with more topics just for students and new ODs. He'll also live interview experts in Optometry throughout the show. All are welcome to listen in and meet the ODs.

Friday, March 31

Bricks & CLICK: Social Media Meets Optical on Main Street (11:00am), Level 3, The Galleria Lounge
Jamie Wilson, Associate Editor, Vision Monday and Stephanie Sengwe, Assistant Editor, Vision Monday

Deirdre Carroll, Editor-in-Chief, INVISION (4:00pm), Level 3, The Galleria Lounge
We Need to (Pop-Up) Talk: Defining the Relationship and Why It's Important with INVISION, Colleen Galanti and Sherry Berry

Saturday, April 1

20/20 SocialEYEzing with Style (11:00am), Level 3, The Galleria Lounge
James J. Spina, VP/Editor-in-chief; Christine Yeh, Executive Editor; and Victoria Garcia, Associate Editor, 20/20

Those Frames Cost How Much?! Selling High End Eyewear with Ease (1:30pm), Level 3, The Galleria Lounge
Margot Lanham, Sales Manager, Ulla Eyewear

Smart Eyewear: What You Need to Know (4:00pm), Level 3, The Galleria Lounge
Frank Giammanco, President and CEO, VCPN

Independent’s Day: A Celebration of Independent Minded Vendors and Retailers (5:00pm), Level 3, The Galleria Lounge
Panel Moderated by James Spina, 20/20 Editor in Chief, Senior VP

Sunday, April 2

Spring's 5 Biggest Eyewear Fashion Trends (11:00am), Level 3, The Galleria Lounge
Erinn Morgan, Editor-in-chief and Editorial Director, Eyecare Business

Fashion Happens at Every Price Point (1:30pm), Level 3, The Galleria Lounge
Jordan Edwards, District Manager, ABOC, The EyeDoctors


NEW DESIGNER GALLERYVisit the New Designer Gallery in the Madison Square Park Lounge where up-and-coming designers will showcase their new products in a charming and curated destination—conveniently located on the main aisle adjacent to The Galleria. Find modern silhouettes, colors and textures that offer a fresh take on the latest eyewear trends, designs and collections - perfectly timed for spring! Coming Soon


Look, touch and immerse yourself in a world of options to delight your customers, from the fashion forward to the fashion followers. Gain insight and ideas on how to source suppliers that meet your unique needs, set a pricing and promotion strategy, and build the inventory and experience that will keep your customers coming back for more. Network with designers, buyers, retailers, trend-spotters and your peers as you build your fashion prowess.


Independent's Day: A Celebration of Independent Minded Vendors and Retailers
Panel Moderated by James Spina, 20/20 Editor in Chief, Senior VP

The GalleriaSaturday, April 1 | 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM | The Galleria Lounge

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