Communities + Partners

Our partners represent state optometric associations, colleges, professional societies and trade associations, alliances and buying groups and charities who come together with their members and prospects to network, hold meetings and events, share ideas and deliver education to better the ophthalmic industry as a whole.

Vision Expo Communities

More than 15,000 eyecare professionals come together as one community to evolve scope of care, ensure business success, foster relationships and find inspiration. Explore the communities you’ll reach at Vision Expo.

  • Attendee Groups

    OPTImum: Key decision-makers/buyers, lab owners/directors and top level management, $1M OD Practices. These key decision makers receive early and late access to the show floor to receive your undivided attention.

    Club Vision: Loyal attendees who have come to Vision Expo for 5+ consecutive years.
  • Next Generation

    Young Professionals: We offer tailored events and programming to practitioners who have been in the profession for five years or less and opticians, dispensers and industry professionals under 35 years old.

    Students: Vision Expo offers exclusive benefits to students to help kickstart their careers, such as networking, free exhibit hall registration, and access to unlimited continuing education.

    Alumni: Vision Expo works with the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) to offer programs for alumni of the schools such as free registration, 10% off education and alumni receptions.

  • Boards & Committees

    Conference Advisory Board: Our groundbreaking education program is 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 Vision Expo East and West.

    OptiCon Advisory Board: The OptiCon Advisory Board consists of representatives from, National Academy of Opticianry, National Federation of Opticianry Schools, and the Opticians Association of America.

    Young Professionals Advisory Group: The Young Professionals Advisory Group provides feedback on a variety of topics to improve the attendee experience, including providing continuing education recommendations and leading pop-up talks for students and young professionals.

  • Trusted Partners

    Think About Your Eyes: A national public awareness campaign, presented by The Vision Council and the American Optometric Association, designed to educate the public on the benefits of vision health and promote the importance of getting an annual comprehensive eye exam.

    • Patients who take action because of Think About Your Eyes have a shorter exam cycle—from 24 months to 14 months, a time span cut by nearly half.

    • Patients are purchasing at a higher rate—a 34% increase in contact lens sales, a 41% increase in glasses sales—this means growth for the industry.

    Alliances, Buying Groups, Associations and Charities: Vision Expo works with groups to offering networking, education and other opportunities.

    Media: Vision Expo partners with leading fashion, lifestyle and healthcare trade and consumer outlets to provide maximum exposure to exhibitors.

Vision Expo East Partnerships

State Optometric Associations and Professional Organizations

  • ABO NCLE
  • NAO
  • NFOS
  • OAA
  • FOA
  • COA
  • DOA
  • MOA
  • NJSOP
  • NYSOA
  • POA
  • Optical Women's Association
  • BCLA
  • MSO
  • SAO

Alliances and Buying Groups

  • C&E Buying Group
  • Eye Recommend
  • IDOC
  • The Alliance
  • Villavecchia
  • Vision Source
  • OD Excellence
  • Block Buying Group
  • SNAPP
  • OD's on Facebook
  • WOF
  • EPON Optical Group
  • Vision West Inc
  • Pecca
  • Optiport
  • AOC
  • IOFT

Non Profit Organizations

  • Optometry Giving Sight
  • Prevent Blindness America
  • New Eyes for the Needy
  • VOSH

Media Partners

Please note that the Vision Monday Show Dailies and the media partners listed below are the only publications associated with Vision Expo. Be aware that while other publications may contact you offering advertising opportunities, they are not endorsed by or affiliated with the show.

  • 20/20 Europe
  • 20/20 America Latina
  • BMC Today
  • Collaborative Eye
  • OphthalmologyWeb
  • Optometry Web
  • Compare Networks
  • Eidos
  • Eidos Blink
  • Eidos Eyecom
  • Eidos Lottico
  • Optikey
  • Eidos Spex
  • Eyetube
  • Franja Visual
  • Franja Ocular
  • Franja Radio
  • Franja Visual
  • FVMG
  • FVMG - OLP
  • FVMG - OO
  • FVMG-VCPN
  • Imagen Optica
  • Invision
  • JObson -20/20 Mag
  • Jobson- Frames Data
  • Jobson - Optical Group
  • Review Group
  • Vision Monday
  • Jobson Women In Optometry
  • LYF Mag
  • MAFO
  • Optical Prism
  • Optometry Times
  • Optometry Today
  • PCON
  • Penta Vision LLC
  • Contact Lens Spectrum
  • Optometric Management
  • The Optical Vision Site
  • The Optical Vision Site - Optical Resources
  • View
  • VuePoint
  • Vue Point - Optik

Think About Your Eyes

Think About Your Eyes

Think About Your Eyes  is a national public awareness campaign, presented by The Vision Council and the American Optometric Association and made possible by the support of 20 vision industry companies. The campaign, which launched in 2013, encourages the public to schedule an annual eye exam and promotes the importance of overall vision health.  Proceeds from Vision Expo, co-owned by Reed Exhibitions and The Vision Council, are used by The Vision Council to support this campaign to educate consumers about the importance of vision care and the options in eyewear and other related products.

  • Patients who take action because of Think About Your Eyes have a shorter exam cycle—from 24 months to 14 months, an improvement of 45 percent.

Please consider supporting the Partners that make this campaign possible.

  • Alcon Novartis
  • All About Vision
  • Eschenbach Optik
  • Essilor
  • First Vision Media Group
  • Gunnar Advanced Computer Eyewear
  • Hilco Vision
  • Jobson
  • Johnson & Johnson Vision
  • Luxottica
  • National Vision
  • Shamir
  • Special Eyes
  • The Vision Council
  • Transitions
  • Vision Expo
  • Walman
  • WestGroupe

We use cookies to operate this website and to improve its usability. Full details of what cookies are, why we use them and how you can manage them can be found by reading our Privacy & Cookies page. Please note that by using this site you are consenting to the use of cookies.