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

Education Planning Board

Meet the members who have been actively involved in the development of this year’s education meeting.

  • Mark Dunbar, OD, FAAO, Co-Chairman

    Michigan College of Optometry at Ferris State University

  • Ben Gaddie OD, FAAO, Co-Chairman

    University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry

  • Janet-Acara
    Janet Acara, ABOC, NCLEM

    Erie Community College, OptiCon Advisory Board Member

  • Tom-Barracato
    Tom Barracato, ABOC, NCLEC

    Owner, Adolph Optical, ABO Chair, OptiCon Advisory Board Member

  • Douglas-Devries
    Douglas Devries, OD 

    Pacific University College of Optometry

  • Curt-Duff
    Curt Duff, ABOM, NCLEM

    Owner, Tinder-Krauss-Tinder, NCLE Chair, OptiCon Advisory Board Member

  • Mike-Gzik
    Michael Gzik, ABOC, NCLEM

    New York Optometric, OptiCon Advisory Board Member

  • Beverly-Harper
    Beverly Harper, ABOC

    Owner Cook Inlet EyeCare, OptiCon Advisory Board Member

  • Michael Kling
    Michael Kling, OD

    Southern College of Optometry

  • Tina Palumbo
    Tina Palumbo

    OptiCon Advisory Board Co-Chair, Foerster & Hayes LTD, ABO-NCLE Board Public Member

  • Thomas Quinn
    Thomas Quinn, OD

    Ohio University College of Medicine

  • Jack-Schaffer
    Jack Schaeffer, OD

    University of Georgia
    Southern College of Optometry

  • Michele-Self
    Michele Self, ABOC

    University of Alabama Birmingham School of Optometry, OptiCon Advisory Board Member

  • Kirk-Smick
    Kirk Smick, OD, FAAO

    Pacific University College of Optometry

  • Blair-Wong
    Blair Wong, ABOM, NCLEC

    OptiCon Advisory Board Co-Chair, Benjamin Franklin
    Institute of Technology – Opticianry Department Chair

  •  Vincent  Young
    Vincent Young, MD

    Temple University,
    Temple University Medical School

Interested In Speaking At 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.

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