FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
EDUCATION DATES: March 16th-19th
EXHIBIT HALL DATES: March 17th-19th
EDUCATION DATES + HOURS
Thursday, March 16: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday, March 17: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday, March 18: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday, March 19: 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM
EXHIBIT HALL DATES + HOURS:
Friday, March 17: 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday, March 18: 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday, March 19: 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM
The safety and security of our staff, partners and customers is our priority. We work closely with the venue, our security vendors, state, local and federal law enforcement authorities, and public health officials/advisors to identify risks, assess them, and develop safety and security plans for each event. The policies and procedures on this page apply to every “participant” in any RX event in any manner whatsoever, including, but not limited to, all exhibitors, attendees, speakers, guests, professionals, media, staff members, workers, contractors, vendors, security, or anyone else who participates in the event in any way.
Yes, choose from hundreds of hours of accredited education with topics ranging from disease management and practice growth, to lens innovation, eyewear trends and more—get a glimpse into the future of eyecare. No matter what role you play on your team, there's education for you.
EDUCATION DATES + HOURS: March 16th-18th 7 AM-6 PM | March 19th 7 AM-3 PM
Vision Expo will not be responsible for courses that have not received accreditation.
Do not assume that the courses you registered for will be approved.
You will NOT receive credit if you are late.
Conferees must have at least 50 minutes of course instruction for every 60 minutes of course time to verify course attendance. The grace period is 10 minutes per course hour. If you are not in the course for the required amount of time, you will not receive CE credit. No exceptions. These accreditation guidelines will be strictly adhered to by Vision Expo.
Your badge bar code will have all your registered courses embedded in it. Your badge is required for admittance to each course. If you make any changes to your education registration after you print your badge onsite, you will need to get a new badge printed so that your current courses are embedded in your updated badge bar code for course entry.
After the conference, you will receive a letter via email verifying your course attendance. Please submit this letter to your state board / national accreditation agency for license renewal.
The Vision Expo East courses will be submitted to ABO, NCLE, COPE, AOA Paraoptometric Commission, NY State Board for Ophthalmic Dispensing, and all State Boards of Opticianry for consideration of Education Credit approval. Most State Boards of Optometry now accept COPE approved courses. For specific State Board of Optometry license rules and regulations pertaining to the COPE acceptance, Vision Expo recommends contacting your State Board directly. COPE approved courses are accredited in Canada.
The "pending education approval" courses listed are to serve as a guide to assist you with your course selections. These course listings are being submitted to the specified accrediting agencies for consideration of approval – if the course is NOT listed, it is NOT being submitted. Because courses fill up quickly, Vision Expo recommends you register early to secure your seat. Remember you always have the opportunity to change a course selection after you have registered by calling Client Services at 800-811-7151.
Course approvals will be updated periodically as approvals are received from the accrediting agencies. Please check back to see if currently "pending" courses have been approved. Course approval information will also be available on-site in the Education and Registration areas. Please contact Client Services at 800-811-7151 with any education accreditation questions.
Note: Only Optometrists and Opticians licensed in Florida must provide their license # when registering for Vision Expo continuing education courses.
Note: All Optometrists are required to provide their ARBO/OE Tracker # for COPE when registering for Vision Expo continuing education courses.
Note: All licensed professionals must provide their NPI # when registering for Vision Expo continuing education courses.
- All registrations for Vision Expo East 2023 are non-refundable and non-transferable. Registrations may not be reproduced, resold, upgraded, or converted.
- Please note that in the event Vision Expo East 2023 is cancelled by Reed Exhibitions and The Vision Council, exhibit hall entrance fees and/or education registration fees for attendees, including those for OptiCon, will be refunded in full.
- Per the Vision Expo East attendee terms and conditions, refunds will not be issued for continuing education.
You can access our hotel discounts through Connections Housing located on our Hotel & Travel page. Book soon as our discount deadline is February 22, 2023!
All badges will be distributed on-site upon entry to the Javits Center.
When you arrive at the Javits Center, you will follow the signs directing you to registration counters, there you will be able to print your badge. For a faster registration experience, bring your confirmation email with you
You will receive an email after the show with specific instructions on how to receive your CE letter. See instructions below:
Follow these simple steps to access your CE Attendance Letter:
1. Make sure you are logged into the mobile app.
2. From the homepage, navigate to “Connect & Learn” using the top tile bar
3. Click on the “My Course Evaluations”
4. Verify your Registration ID
5. Complete the evaluations for the courses you attended to receive your CE letter.
Unfortunately you will not be able to register for that specific course!
- Free Exhibit Hall Registration ($150 value)
- Free Education (Unlimited) – Arrive prior to a course's start time, and if it is not sold out, you can attend for free. Must come by the Career Zone to pick up a Passport before attending any education session.
- Access to the Career Zone and Passport Program on Saturday, March 18
JACOB JAVITS CONVENTION CENTER OF NEW YORK
429 11th Avenue
New York, NY 10001
You can access all of the exhibitor information you'll need on the current exhibitor resources page.
For any questions, please call our Vision Expo customer service at 800-811-7151 or 203-840-5610 or contact us via email at email@example.com. Hours: M-F 9AM-5PM EST