New Show Location and Dates: Vision Expo East 2021

June 2 - 5, 2021

Vision ExpoOrlando, Florida

Vision Expo East 2021 is scheduled to take place June 2-5 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.  Originally scheduled to take place at the Javits Center in New York City, the strategic decision to change the Show location was made by the show’s co-organizers based on COVID-19 restrictions on large gatherings in New York State and the successful track record of previous events held at the Orange County Convention Center.  The Show’s educational program, together with OptiCon®@Vision Expo, will open Wednesday, June 2 and exhibits will open Thursday, June 3.

VisionSAFE- Health and Safety

In February 2021, The Vision Council and Reed Exhibitions launched VisionSAFE, an initial comprehensive set of health and safety guidelines, policies and resources designed to support a safe experience at Vision Expo East 2021. Further guidelines and considerations will be shared in the coming weeks, along with detailed guidelines for exhibiting companies.

To view the VisionSAFE guidelines and resources, click here.

VisionSAFE also includes a guide to business travel with tips on what to expect and how to best navigate travel to and from the airport and during a hotel stay. View the travel guide here.

Also included within VisionSAFE is a health and safety acknowledgement that all attendees will be asked to read before entering Vision Expo East each day. To read the health and safety acknowledgement, click here.

VisionSAFE complements the robust health and safety measures in place at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC). The OCCC has strict health and safety precautions in place, as well as upholding all nationally recommended precautions, including mandatory mask-wearing and social distancing. Additionally, the OCCC is part of a first of its kind collaboration between Orlando Health and Visit Orlando, which provides convention groups with personalized medical planning and support. The OCCC was one of the first convention centers in the nation to receive the Global Biorisk Advisory Council’s GBAC STAR™ accreditation, which is designed to help facilities establish a comprehensive system of cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention, and is widely recognized as the gold standard of safe and prepared venues. The Orlando International Airport holds the same accreditation.

35th Anniversary

As the complete event for ophthalmic professionals, where eyecare meets eyewear, and education, fashion and innovation mingle, 2021 also marks the 35th anniversary of Vision Expo East. 

In the Vision Expo Exhibit Hall, eyecare providers can discover trends, interact with new technologies and access innovative products and services. More industry professionals make their buying decisions at Vision Expo than at any other annual industry event in North America. The Vision Expo education program is driven by the profession, offering content of the highest quality and relevance to enhance overall patient care.

The one-of-a-kind event offers invaluable opportunities to reconnect with colleagues, foster deeper relationships with like-minded eyecare professionals and learn from renowned industry experts in clinical research, business, fashion and marketing.

For More Information

Additional information on Vision Expo East 2021 will be announced soon, along with registration details.  Organizations interested in co-locating their event with Vision Expo East should contact Mitch Barkley at or Fran Pennella at

To pre-register for Vision Expo East 2021, click here. For more information, please visit Vision Expo's website and follow Vision Expo's social media channels, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.