OptiCon Partners with Vision Expo in 2018
OptiCon will be joining Vision Expo to bring opticianry and contact lens fitter education programs to attendees, beginning with Vision Expo East (Education: March 15–18; Exhibition: March 16–18) in 2018.
“As we head into our 10th year, OptiCon is incredibly proud to provide attendees with a program and experience that they continue to value,” said Jim Morris, ABO&NCLE Executive Director. “Through OptiCon’s partnership with Vision Expo, attendees will find the personalized program that they have come to expect, along with expanded educational and networking opportunities, all just steps from the industry’s most expansive show floor. The most comprehensive options for learning and sourcing will be available to OptiCon attendees twice a year at Vision Expos East and West.”
The partnership will provide an education program “curated by opticians for opticians”, as well as OptiCon Hub, a show floor area which will feature pop-up talks, a networking space and social events. Over 75 hours of OptiCon educational content will be provided in four key areas: spectacle, contact lenses, business and exam review.
“We have always believed that the quality of our show is only as good as the education that we can bring to the eyecare providers who drive the profession forward, and we continue to raise the bar by expanding our offerings with OptiCon content,” said Melissa Ashley, Reed Exhibitions Senior Vice President. “The opticianry community is a vital part of the overall eye health industry, and by combining our resources we can ensure that opticians and contact lens fitters receive the highest quality, most diverse and most affordable education programming available.”