Statement Regarding Vision Expo East 2020

Over the last few weeks, The Vision Council and their partners at Vision Expo have been closely monitoring the COVID-19 virus and the threat it poses to members of the global vision care and services community. The Vision Council expresses their concern for everyone impacted by the COVID-19 virus including those in China who play such a critical role in the delivery of eyewear and eyecare in the United States. In addition, thoughts are with everyone at the MIDO eyewear show as they made their announcement over the past weekend. It is their hope that this health crisis subsides as quickly and safely as possible.

At this time, the upcoming Vision Expo East will take place as scheduled at the Javits Center in New York City. The Show will open on Thursday, March 26 at The River, one of three new neighborhoods set to debut at Vision Expo East 2020. Education at Vision Expo will take place March 26–29, 2020. The Vision Expo main Exhibit Hall will be open from March 27–29, 2020. They are working with the Javits Center to implement enhanced on-site safety measures, including increased cleaning and sanitization across the show. In accordance with the recommendations set forth in the U.S. EPA’s Emerging Pathogen Policy regarding cleaning disinfectants effective against the COVID-19 virus, sanitizing and disinfection materials will be made readily available for public use.

Vision Expo is following local, state and federal public health guidelines, including those issued by the CDC. The Vision Council encourages all show attendees to use their best judgment in helping prevent the potential spread of all germs.

The well-being of everyone at Vision Expo, from attendees and exhibitors to staff on-site, is of the utmost importance to The Vision Council and their partners. They will continue to work diligently to ensure Vision Expo and other events live up to their high standards and they will continue to provide updates as we get closer to Vision Expo East.

For more information and updates on the measures in place for Vision Expo, please refer to the statement on the Show website.

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