LAS VEGAS—As Vision Expo West 2021 wraps up today, Saturday, September 25, the organizers of Vision Expo, The Vision Council and RX, would like to thank all supporters, attendees and exhibitors for their enthusiasm, hard work and dedication that has made this year’s Show possible. On the Expo’s last day, attendees are encouraged to take advantage of the Show’s engaging lineup of programming and events. From 9:30 am to 5:00 pm, The Seen, Vision Expo’s main stage destination for collaborative learning, will host the Career Zone-Student Lounge. Students and young professionals are encouraged to stop by to network with participating companies, all of which are actively recruiting and seeking new talent.  
The Career Zone-Student Lounge will offer dedicated programming throughout the day, including insightful panels and interactive conversations with industry experts.  Programming highlights are listed below.  Note, the event schedule is subject to change.  For the most up-to-date schedule of panels, check the Show’s mobile app. 
To view the schedule on Vision Expo’s website, click here.

9:45 – 10:15 amUniting Vision Care:  The O's Working Together Presented by the OAA Uniting Vision Care Committee
Aarlan Aceto, OD will lead a conversation on the importance of the O's (Opticians and Optometrists) working together. He will give a brief personal overview of his career as an Optometrist and an Optician and show a short video about what an Optician does for Optometric practices.

10:45 – 11:15 am
EYE2EYE Series: The Future of Care: Using Technology to Create The Ultimate Patient Experience 
Join to learn about the different types of technology that you can implement to help evolve your business now and in the future.  Moderated by Brianna Rhue, OD, FAAO

11:00 am – 12:20 pm
What’s the Best Part About Starting Your Career in Corporate Optometry? 
Panelists include: Leaders from Shopko Optical, Luxottica, National Vision, Inc. and MyEyeDr.
Moderated by Suzanne Krauss, Vision Expo’s Career Zone-Student Lounge Manager
12:30 – 1:00 pm
National Optometric Association (NOA) Presents: Excellence: Overcoming Obstacles to Optometric Success  
NOA doctors will share their experiences and tools for successfully navigating within the optometric profession.

1:10 – 2:00 pm
Life, Work, Balance in Optometry 
Panelists include: Leaders from Family Healthcare Network, Bixby Eye Center and Aria   
Moderated by Dr. Justin Bazan

2:15 – 3:00 pm
Young ODs of America (YODA) Presents: How to Be Your Own Boss 
Moderated by Justin Bazan, OD

3:00 – 3:30 pm
Career Zone Champagne Toast and Passport Drawing

Health and Safety Guidelines
In accordance with local health and safety guidelines, masks are required when not actively eating or drinking. Please note that masks are also required in The Venetian; members should wear their masks en route all events. For more details on Vision Expo’s health and safety protocols, visit the VisionSAFE page here.

To view the Digital Edition of the Vision Expo West Show Daily for today, click here.