Party Time at Vision Expo West 2013

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LAS VEGAS—With Expo still fresh on everyone’s minds, Vision Monday presents the following slideshow to recap the sights and excitement that helped make up Vision Expo West. See who was at the industry parties held on the show floor and around town last week.

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25th Anniversary Champagne Glass »

With the 25th anniversary of Vision Expo West as a backdrop, attendees and show organizers had plenty of reasons to celebrate. On the opening day of the show, complimentary drink stations were set up around the show floor and 25th anniversary champagne glasses were handed out as gifts.

25th Anniversary Kickoff Party »

With the 25th anniversary of Vision Expo West as a backdrop, attendees and show organizers had plenty of reasons to celebrate. On the opening day of the show, complimentary drink stations were set up around the show floor and 25th anniversary champagne glasses were handed out as gifts.

Adlens' Reception »

Establishing a British theme, Adlens brought attendees to a surprise dinner location via double decker bus.

Adlens' Reception »

Mike Ferrara, executive chairman of Adlens, introduced the company's new multifocal variable focus product, Focuss.

Adlens' Reception »

Adlens' Graeme MacKenzie, OD, explained how the company's variable focus lens technology works in a non-round lens.

Adlens' Reception »

(L to R) Adlens' Mike Ferrara and Dean Butler shared the floor with Jobson Optical's Marc Ferrara.

Opti-Port Member Reception »

Jim Edwards of Opti-Port congratulates Kayli Smith of Grene Vision Group on her win of a $250 American Express gift card at the company's annual party at Lavo.

Opti-Port Member Reception »

(L to R) Diana Hall of Bard Optical mingles with Bob Schmitz and Jean Simone of Charmant at the Opti-Port party.

Opti-Port Member Reception »

(L to R) Wing Eyecare's Diane Wing-Nagy, Thomas Nagy, OD, John Abbate and Brad Haller, participated in Opti-Port's member conference.

Opti-Port Member Reception »

After an afternoon of education, Opti-Port president Jim Edwards (second from right) shared a drink with the Rat Pack.

Opti-Port Member Reception »

The Match Eyewear team got into character at the Opti-Port reception.

Opti-Port Member Reception »

Viva's Jeff Pech and Mondottica's Gary Podhaizer hung out with the Rat Pack at the Opti-Port reception.

Europa Appreciation Dinner »

(L to R) Europa's Chris Loeffler, Cynthia Shapiro, Jerry Wolowicz and Scott Shapiro were in good spirits at their customer appreciation dinner at Table 10 in the Palazzo.

Altair Celebrates bebe »

Hannah Sarbin, VP of Altair brands, poses with bebe models at the store's celebration in the Grand Shoppes at the Venetian.

REM Marks Converse Milestone »

REM Eyewear had an exciting night celebrating the 25th anniversary of Converse at LAVO nightclub.

Marchon Party With a French Twist »

Steve Wright (l) of Altair Eyewear with Marchon's Claudio Gottardi attend Marchon's annual party this year at a new venue, The Paris Hotel, in Las Vegas.

Marchon Party With a French Twist »

Las Vegas-based band Haute Chile played the Marchon party throughout the night to ensure guest kept dancing.

Marchon Party With a French Twist »

Marchon's Donna Rollins (l) and Reed Exhibition's Valerie Scott mingle with guests during the night's festivities.

Networking With the OWA »

(L to R) Jennifer Coppel, Amy Spiezio of Eyecare Business, Christie Walker, president of the OWA and editor of Jobson's LabTalk and Deb Lochli of Altair.

Networking With the OWA »

(L to R) Jobson's Christie Walker with Andrea Prinstein, OD, and Lisa Burns, Franklin Park Vision in Sylvania, Ohio.

Networking With the OWA »

Lori Lippiatt, OD (l) and Kirsten Stone, MacuHealth Inc.

Networking With the OWA »

Nancy Feela, guest of Karen Michaelson, iKare Optical.

Networking With the OWA »

(L to R) Valerie Baker, OD, Advanced Vision Care; Tiffanie Childs, OD, Joffe Medicenter; Stephanie Temple, OD; and Lori Palmer, All About Eyes.

Networking With the OWA »

Deb Lochli, Altair, and Donna Gindy, REM Eyewear.

PECAA Reception »

One of the PECAA founders, Lance Anderson, OD (l), with Mike Korthals at the PECAA reception.

PECAA Reception »

(L to R) Scott Walters, David Wolf and Chris Millett at the PECAA reception.

Cocktails With Vision Source »

(L to R) Bobby Christensen, OD, Derrick Artis, OD, MBA, and John McCall, OD, at the Vision Source reception.

ODs on Facebook Reception »

Charlie Blankenship, "Lab Artisan Extraordinaire" from Spectacle Shoppe in St. Paul, Minn. showed off his award-winning turtle lens cut during Santinelli's lens cutting competition to ODs on Facebook partygoers.

ODs on Facebook Reception »

Alan Glazier, OD (second from left) joins some of the ODs on Facebook party sponsors: Europa's Jeff Wolowicz (l), Scott Shapiro, Amanda Shapiro and Cynthia Shapiro.

ODs on Facebook Reception »

(L to R) Rhona Guckian Cleary, OD, Mulreany Guckian Optometrists in Silgo, Ireland; Angel MacDonald, OD, Tamarind Optical in Sydney, Australia; and Alex Nameroff, Bome Eyewear in Portland, Ore. have a chat at the LAVO bar.

Spectera/UnitedHealthCare and Vision Ease »

Executives from Spectera/UnitedHealthCare greets guests at a party they hosted with Vision-Ease Lens at the Lavo nightclub in the Palazzo in Las Vegas. (L to R) Marc Van Camp, director of operations, Spectera Vision Services/UHC; Greg Hibbard, senior vice president, Spectera Vision Services/UHC; Michael Keating, vice president Spectera Vision Services/UHC, Linda Chous, OD, chief of eyecare, UHC.