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Vision Expo West 2021 to Host the Career Zone-Student Lounge on Saturday, Sept. 25

Show Floor Destination to Offer Student and Young Professionals Exclusive Access to Companies that are Recruiting

Alexandria, VA – August 25, 2021 – The organizers of Vision Expo, The Vision Council and RX, today announce that the Career Zone-Student Lounge will return to Vision Expo West 2021 on Saturday, Sept. 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Located in The Seen, Vision Expo’s main stage destination for collaborative learning, the Career Zone-Student Lounge will serve as a central hub for students and young professionals to network with participating companies, all of which are actively recruiting and seeking new talent. Vision Expo West 2021 will also offer students exclusive registration benefits including free Exhibit Hall admission and unlimited access to education.

Vision Expo West 2021 will take place at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada from September 22-25, 2021.  The Show’s educational program, together with OptiCon®@Vision Expo, will open Wednesday, Sept. 22 and exhibits will open Thursday, Sept. 23. To register for Vision Expo West 2021, click here.

“Vision Expo is committed to supporting the next generation of leaders in the vision community. The Career Zone-Student Lounge will provide students and young professionals with exclusive access to the resources and tools necessary to prepare them for the workforce through insightful panel discussions and opportunities to network with optical companies that are actively recruiting,” said Suzanne Krauss, Vision Expo’s Career Zone-Student Lounge Manager.

Participating companies include:

  • Aria Care Partners
  • Bixby Eye Center
  • Family HealthCare Network
  • Keplr Vision
  • Luxottica
  • MyEyeDr.
  • National Vision, Inc.
  • Shopko Optical
  • Warby Parker
  • Young ODs of America

The Career Zone-Student Lounge will offer dedicated programming throughout the day.  To view the full schedule of programming planned for the Career Zone, click here.  Note, schedule is subject to change.  Attendees are encouraged to reference the mobile app while on-site for the most up-to-date schedule.

Programming highlights include:

11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m.  
What’s the Best Part About Starting Your Career in Corporate Optometry?

Panelists include: Representatives from Shopko Optical, Luxottica, National Vision, Inc., MyEyeDr., and Warby Parker

Moderated by Suzanne Krauss, Vision Expo’s Career Zone-Student Lounge Manager

12:30-1 p.m.                   
National Optometric Association (NOA) Presents: Excellence: Overcoming Obstacles to Optometric Success

NOA doctors will share their experience and tools for successfully navigating within the optometric profession.

1:10-2 p.m.                     
Life, Work, Balance in Optometry

Panelists include: Representatives from Keplr, Family Healthcare Network, Bixby Eye Center and Aria Care Partners

Moderated by Justin Bazan, OD

2:15-3 p.m.                     
Young ODs of America (YODA) Presents: How to be Your Own Boss

Moderated by Justin Bazan, OD

3:30-3:45 p.m.                
Passport Drawing & Champagne Toast

The Passport Program will also return, which encourages participants to meet and receive a stamp from vendors for a chance to win prizes. Attendees must pick up their passport in the Career Zone-Student Lounge to access free education on Saturday, Sept. 25. Passport Program winners will be announced at 3:30 p.m. in the Career Zone-Student Lounge.

This year’s education offerings provide students a diverse selection of courses with topics ranging from best business practices to disease diagnosis. All students are invited to audit any education session at Vision Expo West, if seats are available. Students are asked to arrive 10 minutes prior to the session start time and if there are seats available at the beginning of the session, students are welcome to sit in. Sessions suggested for students include:

Saturday, Sept. 25

The Lean Machine: A Systematic Approach to an Efficient and Cost Effective Practice

  • 7-8 a.m.
  • Speaker: Aaron Neufeld
  • Level One

CSI: Anterior Segment Case Files

  • 8:30-10:30 a.m.
  • Speaker: Cecelia Koetting, Walter Whitley
  • Level One

Self-Care: Understanding the Importance of a Healthy (Financial) Mindset in Practice Ownership

  • 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Speaker: Adam Cmejla
  • Level One

Event and education schedules are subject to change.

For more information on Vision Expo, visit visionexpo.com and follow Vision Expo’s social media channels, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.  


About Vision Expo
Vision Expo East and West are trade-only conferences and exhibitions for eyecare and eyewear presented by co-owners RX and The Vision Council. Vision Expo is the complete event for ophthalmic professionals, where eyecare meets eyewear, and education, fashion and innovation mingle. In the Vision Expo Exhibit Hall, eyecare providers can discover trends, interact with new technologies and access innovative products and services. The Vision Expo education program is driven by the profession, offering content of the highest quality and relevance to enhance overall patient care. For more information, visit VisionExpo.com and follow Vision Expo on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.   

About The Vision Council 
As the vision care leader in enabling better vision for better lives, The Vision Council positions its members for success by promoting growth in the vision care industry through education, advocacy, research, consumer outreach, strategic relationship building and industry forums. Furthermore, through Vision Health Alliance, The Vision Council supports consumer education around eyewear and eyecare.  

About RX
RX is in the business of building businesses for individuals, communities and organisations. We elevate the power of face-to-face events by combining data and digital products to help customers learn about markets, source products and complete transactions at over 400 events in 22 countries across 43 industry sectors. RX is passionate about making a positive impact on society and is fully committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all our people. RX is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. www.rxglobal.com