ECPs, Educators, Influencers and Brands Get Excited for Vision Expo West

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Twice a year, Vision Expo takes over our Instagram feeds. During and after the show, attendees and exhibitors alike take to social media to share their experiences—and this year, many attendees are sharing their excitement for the show beforehand, as well. There’s a lot to share in anticipation of Vision Expo West—this year, Vision Monday will host VM LIVE: Smart Solutions at the Speed of Sight from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 18, and The Modern Lab on Thursday, September 19, from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m., an event in collaboration with LabTalk that discusses the strategic investments optical lab owners and operators are making in technology and personnel. Limited seats are still available for both.

Keep an eye out for our Show Dailies, too—we’re publishing a brand new print issue every day of the show, full of all the information you need to make the most of Vision Expo West.

So, as we start packing our suitcases and trying to figure out how many pairs of glasses it’s socially acceptable to wear over the course of three days, let’s take a look at how some members of the optical community are gearing up for Vision Expo West 2019.


Nishan S. Pressley, OD, shows off her #IMREADY Vision Expo bag ahead of the show.


The team at Real Optics shared a vintage picture of their owner Isak Sivi at Vision Expo East.


Miami based designer, retailer, and 2019 Optimum Award winner Edward Beiner shared a shot from Vision Expo East earlier this year to announce their attendance at West. 


Attendee Karen Gomez snapped a picture in her sunglasses to share her excitement for the show.


Optician Phernell Walker also received an #IMREADY bag to use at the show.


Optical blogger Autianna Wilson, known as The Optical Goddess, asked followers to join her at the Zyloware booth throughout Vision Expo.


Optometry student Jasdeep (JD) Singh Soni opened up about his experience through Hurricane Dorian, as well as his preparation for Vision Expo West.


Alana Whitaker, known on Instagram as californiaglassesgirl, looked back on Vision Expo East.


Bridgitte Shen Lee, OD, shared that she will join a panel of dry eye experts during the show, one of Vision Expo West’s many educational programs.


Julia Gogosha posted about this year’s Next Generation of Retailers Speed Dating Event, where optical retailers can learn from indie retail giants face-to-face.