New Grads + Students

Students, register now for these exclusive benefits:

  • 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.
  • Vision Expo supports SOLutioN (SOLN), a student organization that promotes the future of private practice optometry and provides leadership training to its members. Click here to learn more about SOLN.

Young Professionals, find the resources you need to excel in your career:

  • Visit the NewGradOptometry + CovalentCareers booth at Vision Expo East for daily panel discussions on hot topics with industry thought leaders and network with peers and experts. 
  • Vision Expo partners with leading media resources for young professionals to bring you relevant content all year long. Visit and for year-round videos and articles on helpful career topics. Visit Defocus Media for the latest in optometric industry news, eyewear trends and discussions of the hottest topics in the eyecare profession, including a recent podcast on private equity.
  • Want the latest news in optometry in your inbox every Monday? Subscribe to the 20/20 Glance newsletter.

Young Professionals Advisory Group

Thank you to our Young Professionals Advisory Group that provides year-round recommendations and feedback to help shape the young professional attendee experience.

  • Sloan Rajadhyksha, OD
    Sloan Rajadhyksha, OD

    Specializing in Vision Therapy & Rehabilitation

  • Bianca Augustino, OD
    Bianca Augustino, OD

    Executive Director, SOLutioN

  • Brianna Branch
    Brianna Branch

    Illinois College of Optometry, Class of 2019

  • Andrew Dias
    Andrew C. Dias, III, ABOC-AC, FNAO, HFOAA

    Optical Manager, Metropolitan Optical

  • Jordan Edwards
    Jordan Edwards, ABOC

    Frame Buyer, EyeCare Partners

  • Quy Nguyen
    Quy Nguyen, OD

    Director of Career Development and Minority Enrichment, SUNY College of Optometry

  • Bimal Patel
    Bimal Patel, OD

    Owner of Focus – Refined Eye Care, Houston, TX

  • Kristin O’Brien, OD
    Kristin O’Brien, OD

    Owner, Vision Source of GVR, Optometric Insights

  • William To
    William To, OD, ABOC

    Optical Illusions, Founder, At Will Consulting

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