Events + Contests

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Schedule of Events

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Featured Events

Vision Expo Opening Night Party

Friday, March 22 | 7:30 PM | Sony Hall, 235 W 46th St
Join the celebration at Vision Expo's Opening Night Party with a special performance by the Bad Habits: Eye Docs of Rock.

Boutique Buyer Panel

Saturday, March 22 | 5:00 PM-6:30 PM |Galleria Lounge
Invitation Only

ODs on Facebook Party

Attend the ODs on Facebook Party to grab a drink and make that in-person connection: Friday, March 22, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM | Sony Hall.

Corporate Optometry Panel & Reception

Friday, March 22, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM | Innovation Stage (Level 1)  
Engage with the industry’s thought leaders to discuss the range of business models in which optometrists can practice corporate optometry today. Following the panel, enjoy complimentary beverages and networking.


Register for the OptiCon package will includes access to a new general session and breakfast to kick off opening day, followed by a private party on opening night.  The OptiCon hub will also feature specialty contest and events. 
Visit OptiCon @ Vision Expo experiences for more information.

Vision Expo NYC Retail Store Tours

March 20 – 24, 2019 | New York City

Exclusively curated by CIM Tours for visitors to Vision Expo East 2019, our new guided retail store tours will run from Wednesday, March 20 to Sunday, March 24 throughout several of NYC’s world-renowned neighborhoods.


Attend Alumni & Friends receptions hosted during Vision Expo to reconnect with your fellow graduates. Your school will contact you with details or check the Events Schedule for more information.

Contests + Awards

OPTImum Retail Awards

This new awards program celebrates independent boutique retailers by showcasing their products, storefronts, visions and most importantly – their stories.  

Best Exhibitor Booth Awards

Winners Announced Saturday, March 23 at 4:00PM

Back again at Vision Expo East, you can vote for your favorite exhibitor booths in two categories: MOST CREATIVE BOOTH DESIGN & BEST BRAND ACTIVATION. The exhibitor with the most attendee votes in each category will win sponsorship credits as well as social and other media coverage. Plus, one lucky voter will win a prize. View Official Rules
Voting will open March 21st at 9:30 AM

Vision Choice Awards

Winners Announced Saturday, March 23 at 4:00 PM

Attendees can view entries and vote for the best new product featured in the Product Gallery as part of the Vision Choice Awards. Votes can be cast by ballot throughout the show and all those who vote will be automatically entered to win a $500 exhibit hall shopping spree. Voting ends at 2:00 PM on Saturday, March 23.

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