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Private Equity Takes Root – What Does It Mean For Optometry?

Saturday, March 17, 2:45 PM – 4:45 PM | Room 1E16

With private equity’s interest and investment in the vision care space continuing at a rapid pace, there are many questions about the implications for optometrists and ECPs, the companies and practices. This special live event is being presented in cooperation with Review of Optometric Business, Vision Expo and Vision Monday. Registration is free and open to all registered show attendees.

Networking + Events

Socialize with peers from the most influential eyecare and eyewear companies at special events, panels and happy hours.  Visit Featured Events for details on experiences including:

Pop up Talks

View a list of intimate, free, 30-minute Pop Up Talks Featured Events on the Innovation Stage and the Galleria Lounge with topics hosted by industry and media experts.

OptiCon @ Vision Expo Hub

This show floor destination is designed specifically for opticians and contact lens technicians featuring networking, content, resources and package amenities.  Visit OptiCon @ Vision Expo experiences for more information.

Education Highlights

The Business Solutions education track has more than 100 hours of education tied to five key areas: Leadership; Customer Experience; Human Resources; Data; and Profitability & Growth. View our Education At a Glance for these sessions as well as featured highlights including: 

Opticon @ Vision Expo Education Highlights

The OptiCon @ Vision Expo Advisory Board has recommended business sessions suggested for opticians and contact lens technicians:

OPTImum Retail Award

This new awards program celebrates independent boutique retailers by showcasing their products, storefronts, visions and most importantly – their stories.  The finalists are: Atelier Mira (Brooklyn, NY), Eye Q Stylist Opticians (Holetown, Barbados), Spex By Ryan (Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada) and Todd Rogers Eyewear (Andover, MA).

Click here to see the photos and stories of the finalists, including how each boutique has shaped and designed their retail to provide a truly unique experience for their customers.

Attend a free Pop Up Talk on Friday, March 16 at 3 pm to hear the finalists’ share their visions for their boutiques. The winner will be revealed at the Boutique Buyer VIP Event on Saturday, March 17, from 5-6:30 p.m.

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