Program at a Glance

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

2017 Education Program

The Conference Advisory Board

320 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 International Vision Expo East and West. Below are the members of this prestigious team:

  • Mark Dunbar, OD, FAAO,  Co-ChairmanMark Dunbar, OD, FAAO, Co-Chairman
    Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University
  • Ben Gaddie OD, FAAO, Co-ChairmanBen Gaddie OD, FAAO, Co-Chairman
    University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry
  • Christine Chan, ODChristine Chan, OD
    UC Berkeley School of Optometry
  • Douglas Devries, ODDouglas Devries, OD
    Pacific University College of Optometry
  • Joy Gibb, ABOCJoy Gibb, ABOC
    LDS Business College
  • Phillip Gross, ODPhillip Gross, OD
    Pennsylvania College of Optometry at the Salus University
  • Kevin Harrison, ABOC, HFOAA, MADOCKevin Harrison, ABOC, HFOAA, MADOC
    University of Southern Mississippi
  • Laurie Pierce, LDO, ABOM, NCLCLaurie Pierce, LDO, ABOM, NCLC
    Newbury College Ophthalmic Dispensing Program
  • Jack  Schaeffer, ODJack Schaeffer, OD
    University of Georgia
    Southern College of Optometry
  • Louise Sclafani, ODLouise Sclafani, OD
    Illinois College of Optometry
  • Kirk Smick, OD, FAAOKirk Smick, OD, FAAO
    Pacific University College of Optometry
  • Richard Soden, ODRichard Soden, OD
    SUNY College of Optometry
  • Phernell Walker, BSB, NCLC, ABOMPhernell Walker, BSB, NCLC, ABOM
    Bryman College
    Hillsborough Community College
    Excelsior College
  • Dave Ziegler, ODDave Ziegler, OD
    Southern California College of Optometry

Interested in speaking at International Vision Expo?

If you would like to be considered to speak at either Vision Expo East or Vision Expo West, you can do so by submitting your course proposals through our online speaker Management System, Attendee Interactive. Our submission database will be active year-round to provide you with more opportunity to submit content for consideration.

All proposals must be submitted via the Attendee Interactive site in order to be considered. Submissions containing sales pitches for products or services will not be considered. Please be sure to reference our Guidelines for Prospective Speakers. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Judy Weaver at

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