Meetings and Events

The Vision Council creates opportunities for strategic relationship-building and networking by facilitating industry events and offering members access to exclusive programming at industry forums.

As the co-owner of Vision Expo, a trade-only conference and exhibition held twice a year – Vision Expo East in New York City and Vision Expo West in Las Vegas – The Vision Council helps curate the ultimate marketplace for the vision community to connect and conduct business. Revenue from Vision Expo supports The Vision Council’s mission to promote growth in the vision industry through education, advocacy, research, consumer outreach, strategic relationship building and industry forums.

The Vision Council also facilitates and participates in a variety of events including members-only Division and Committee meetings, professional forums, and a yearly Executive Summit.

Vision Expo

Executive Summit

Lab Leadership Forum

Featured Meetings and Events

National Sunglasses Day 2024

National Sunglasses Day is a commemorative date held annually on June 27 celebrating the importance of wearing shades to protect the eyes from the sun’s harsh ultraviolet (UV) rays.

Vision Expo West 2024

Held from September 18-21, Vision Expo West will offer members an exclusive industry experience, including diverse show floor neighborhoods, engaging programming and events, and a world-class education program. The Show’s educational program, together with OptiCon @ Vision Expo, will open on Wednesday, September 18, and the Exhibit Hall will open on Thursday, September 19.