Party Time at Vision Expo East 2013

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NEW YORK—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 East. See who was at the industry parties held on the show floor and around town last week.

For more VEE 2013 related slideshows, please follow the links below:
VEE Show Shots 2013
Setting the Stage for Optical Industry Honors

 

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Marchon Celebrates Pucci »

Marchon Eyewear's Pierre Bessez (r) with Salvatore Sampino of Malibu Eye Center at a cocktail party for Emilio Pucci at the brand's Madison Avenue boutique Thursday night.

McGee With Badgley and Mischka »

(L to R) The McGee Group’s Matt McGee with designers James Mischka and Mark Badgley along with McGee's Wayne McGee in the Badgley Mischka showroom for a cocktail party Thursday night to celebrate the launch of the brand's eyewear collection.

McGee With Badgley and Mischka »

Models helped set the right tone at the Badgley Mischka cocktail reception.

A&A Optical Fetes Jimmy Crystal »

A&A Optical's Robert Liener (front) and Stephen Lewis (r) with customers from Gresofe in Costa Rica at the Jimmy Crystal New York party for the brand at its showroom.

QSpex Reception »

(L to R) QSpex's Kevin Bligh, Global EyeVentures' Nikki Iravani, OD, and SCCO's Peter Shaw-McMinn, OD, at a QSpex-hosted reception at The Cornell Club.

QSpex Reception »

On the QSpex team at the reception were (L to R) Ron McGhay, Dan Lombardo, Heather Campbell and Rob Greco.

QSpex Reception »

Also attending for QSpex were (L to R) Charlie Smith, Tom St. Jean and Jerry Sustakovich.

Opti-Port's Member Reception »

Opti-Port's Jim Edwards hosted a members reception at the Hard Rock Café in Times Square.

Opti-Port's Member Reception »

Enjoying the Opti-Port reception were (L to R) FirstLook Optical Lab's Dale Cooper, Midwest Vision Centers' Kelly Refsland and Larry Pearson, and Crown Vision's Matt Matthews.

Opti-Port's Member Reception »

Zyloware was in attendance at the Opti-Port reception with (L to R) Henry Shyer, John Higdon and Melissa Marti, ABOC, NCLE.

Opti-Port's Member Reception »

Tura was represented at the Opti-Port reception by (L to R) Keith Kamalich, Scott Sennett and Dan Sandoval.

Opti-Port's Member Reception »

(L to R) Bard Optical's Diana Hall, Ocuco's Janet Johnson, Mondottica's Mitch Barkley and Sunland Optical's Gordon Bishop.

OD Excellence Reception »

(L to R) OD Excellence reception sponsor Codex Techworks' Wes Strickling with OD Excellence partners Jerry Sude, OD, and Jerry Lieblein, OD.

OD Excellence Reception »

OD Excellence's Jerry Lieblein, OD, with (L to R) reception sponsors Carl Zeiss Vision's Peter Kim, Jon Goldberg and Tim Martin.

ODs on Facebook at the Hard Rock »

Sponsors of the ODs on Facebook party at the Hard Rock Café, Think About Your Eyes' Rick Holt (l) and Jon Torrey.

ODs on Facebook at the Hard Rock »

Think About Your Eyes director Rick Holt (l) with ODs on Facebook founder Alan N. Glazier, OD, FAAO, founder and CEO of Shady Grove Eye and Vision Care in Rockville, Md.

ODs on Facebook at the Hard Rock »

(L to R) The Vision Council's Angela Harar with Reed Exhibitions' Leigh Roell and Alexandra Kiernan.

ODs on Facebook at the Hard Rock »

(L to R) ODs on Facebook founder Alan N. Glazier, OD, FAAO, with Global EyeVentures' Nikki Iravani, OD, and Park Slope Eyes' Justin Bazan, OD, at the ODs on Facebook Hard Rock Café reception.

Safilo Showroom Party »

Attending the Safilo reception celebrating the opening of their new showroom on Fifth Avenue are (L to R) Kelley Hayes, Bill Harrison, Tom Carberry, and Dominque Downs.

Safilo Showroom Party »

Edward Beiner, Daniela Zanuri and Ian Bush of Ed Beiner take a moment to strike a pose at the Safilo reception.

Marcolin Marks Timberland »

(L to R) Marcolin's Ben Wolf, Fabrizio Gamberini and Bob Dunn at the Timberland party at the brand's Herald Square store.

Luxottica's Armani Launch »

(L to R) Holly Rush and Jim Harris of Luxottica Group with Amel Youssef, OD, of IDOC USA at the Giorgio Armani Eyewear launch party at the brand's Madison Avenue boutique.

Luxottica's Armani Launch »

(L to R) Luxottica Group's Milena Cavicchioli and Andrea Dorigo with Jobson's Bill Scott at the Giorgio Armani Eyewear launch party.

Luxottica's Armani Launch »

(L to R) Marge Scirrotto of U.S. Vision in Glendora, N.J. with Talia Bruno of Luxottica Group, Sandi Stridh and Becky Bodine, also of U.S. Vision at the Armani party.

Europa Customer Appreciation »

(L to R) Norma and Charles Tarnoff, OD, of Drs. Hilliard and Tarnoff in Indiana, Penn., with Dr. Joe and Susanne Udvari of West Hills Vision Center in Pittsburg, Penn., at the Europa International Customer Appreciation Dinner at Sardi's Restaurant.

Europa Customer Appreciation »

(L to R) Scott Shapiro, Jerry Wolowicz, Cynthia Shapiro, Chris Loeffler & Carolyn Zazra of Europa International at the company's Customer Appreciation event.

Europa Customer Appreciation »

Howard Freedman (l), CPA of Belmore, N.Y. and Robert Lewenson from Optical Outlets in Tampa, Fla., get their caricatures drawn at the Europa dinner.

Oliver Peoples Marks 25 Years »

Michael and Stephanie Marchica of I Fetish Optique in Westchester, N.Y., at the Oliver Peoples' 25th Anniversary party at the Bowery Hotel.

Oliver Peoples Marks 25 Years »

Eyewear designer Graz (l) with David Schulte of Oliver Peoples at the brand's 25th anniversary party.

Selima Optique Collection »

Selima Optique owner and designer Selima Salaun and Stefania Pia, multimedia artist, Vogue Italia alumnus and collaborator for Stefania Pia 4Eyes for Selima, celebrated the new collection at Le Bain at the Standard Hotel in New York.

Selima Optique Collection »

Larry Davis and Naveed Hussain of Selima Optique and Globe Specs owner Tetsuya Okado (r) take a moment to turn away from the impressive views.

Selima Optique Collection »

Selima is joined by Jose Castellanos (l), owner of Dr. York, and Tommaso Sanfelice, sales manager of LGR (Luca Gnecchi Ruscone) at the night’s celebrations.

New Name for Block Business Group »

The Block Business Group's new name was announced at a reception hosted by Michael Block and Rachel Block Smith.

New Name for Block Business Group »

Block Business Group’s Nikki DiBacco (r) with Charmant's Dennis Davis.

New Name for Block Business Group »

Local Eye Site was represented at the Block reception by (L to R) Brad McCorkle, Alex Slater and Steven Squires.

New Name for Block Business Group »

A&A Optical's Julianne Radmanesh (l) enjoyed the Block reception with Jobson's Florencia Nino.

Visionary Rockers »

The Visionary band made its debut at Tammany Hall on the Lower East Side on Saturday night. The EyeRock splinter group performed for several hours before an audience of adoring fans. Here, David Salk belts out his distinctive rendition of Jefferson Airplane's "Somebody to Love."

Visionary Rockers »

The group consists of David Salk of eClips on vocals and guitar, Robert Shanbaum of Ocuco on keyboard and vocals, photographer Ned Matura; Amanda Scarlett of Essilor of America, John Alofs of ROI and Pete Hayward, ClearVision. Here, Ned Matura accompanying Amanda Scarlett .

Visionary Rockers »

John Alofs pounds the skins.

Visionary Rockers »

Ned Matura adds his soulful vocals and bluesy guitar picking to the mix.