Show Organizers Release Schedule of Programming and Special Events Planned for Vision Expo West 2021

Alexandria, VA – August 18, 2021 – The organizers of Vision Expo, The Vision Council and RX, today announce the schedule of programming and events set to take place at Vision Expo West 2021, taking place at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada from September 22-25, 2021. The Show’s educational program, together with OptiCon®@Vision Expo, will open Wednesday, Sept. 22 and exhibits will open Thursday, Sept. 23. To register for Vision Expo West 2021, click here.

“From engaging panel discussions featuring industry experts to exclusive networking opportunities designed for students and young professionals, we are pleased to offer a carefully curated schedule of programming that will allow attendees and exhibitors to conduct business, network and socialize both on and off the Show Floor,” said Fran Pennella, Vice President, Vision Expo at RX, co-organizer of Vision Expo.

The Seen, a new main stage destination at Vision Expo West, is designed to serve as the Show’s central hub for collaborative learning and networking. The Seen will feature a robust schedule of panels and presentations, including the EYE2EYE Series, an educational series of interactive panels featuring industry experts in discussion on topics ranging from fashion trend forecasts and how to develop a more inclusive workplace to tactics for refining patient care.

The Seen will also house the Innovation Stage, the Show Floor destination dedicated to groundbreaking content and state-of-the-art products and services revolutionizing the industry. Additionally, the OPTImum Lounge, dedicated to key decision-makers, buyers, ophthalmic professionals, lab owners, directors and top-level management, will be located in The Seen. On Saturday, September 25, The Seen will host the Career Zone-Student Lounge, a destination for students to connect with optical companies that are actively recruiting and explore career resources.

To view the complete schedule of events taking place at The Seen, filterable by date, click here. Event schedule is subject to change.

Prevent Blindness, the nation’s leading volunteer eye health and safety organization dedicated to fighting blindness and saving sight, will also host its Person of Vision event in conjunction with the Show on Thursday, September 23. The Prevent Blindness Person of Vision Award recognizes an individual or organization whose inspired outlook champions healthy vision and its importance for a healthy life. The 2021 award will honor Marc Ferrara of Jobson Medical Information. All proceeds from the 2021 event will go to support the sight-saving programs of Prevent Blindness. For more information on the event, click here.

For more details on special events, browse the special events directory here. Event schedule is subject to change.

Event highlights at The Seen are included, below. Note, event schedule is subject to change. Attendees are encouraged to check the website or mobile app for the most current schedule.

The Seen: Thursday, September 23

To view the full schedule of events taking place at The Seen on Thursday, September 23, click here.

The Seen: Friday, September 24

To view the full schedule of events taking place at The Seen on Friday, September 24, click here.

The Seen: Saturday, September 25

To view the full schedule of events taking place at The Seen on Saturday, September 25 click here.

“We look forward to safely gathering in Las Vegas this September and offering a vibrant, comfortable setting to conduct business as well as connect and learn,” said Mitch Barkley, Vice President of Trade Shows and Events at The Vision Council, co-organizer of Vision Expo. “Bringing the community together safely is paramount to Vision Expo West; therefore, we will be carefully monitoring any changes in local, state and federal guidelines and updating our health and safety protocols in keeping with the latest recommendations. Our protocols will be updated on the VisionSAFE webpage and regularly communicated to exhibitors and attendees.”

For the latest VisionSAFE guidelines, click here.

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