Vision Expo West 2023

September 27 - 30, 2023

Vision Expo West 2023, co-hosted by The Vision Council and RX, came to a successful close in Las Vegas on September 30, a span of days filled with educational and networking opportunities for exhibitors and attendees across the industry.

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This year’s schedule featured several new event programs, including EYEnovate, a series of 15-minute talks by emerging leaders in the optical space, showcasing innovations in automation, AI, pharmaceuticals, and other advanced optical technologies that culminated in the awarding of the EYEnovate Ocular Horizons award to InflammX for their unique oral tablet therapy for retinal diseases. The Vision Expo Innovation Stage hosted panels on trending industry topics, ranging from AI’s incorporation in workflows to groundbreaking findings from the latest optical medical research. OptiCon at Vision Expo offered a comprehensive education program across disciplines, including precise frame fitting techniques and the secrets behind celebrity eyewear.


For members of The Vision Council, the All-Member Meeting and Reception allowed key industry players to congregate and discuss the latest market intelligence to guide business strategies and review The Vision Council’s governmental advocacy and updates to legal standards. The latest developments of The Vision Council Foundation’s Opening Your Eyes scholarship fund were discussed, which supports career pathways into the eyecare industry. Access the All-Member Meeting presentation to learn more.

Vision Expo West 2023 also served as an opportunity for The Vision Council’s committees to connect and develop strategies to drive further value for members. Members of the Data Communications Standard (DCS) Committee met to discuss ongoing progress to update the Standard to reflect the ever-evolving industry landscape. The Lens Product Description Standard (LPDS) Committee convened at Vision Expo to continue work on their new industry standard, which takes a more in-depth approach to the feature-rich designs available in the marketplace. The Government and Regulatory Affairs Committee also met during Expo, and introduced new members as the Committee expands and hopes to leverage industry experts to guide policy strategies moving forward. The committee discussed several topics, including emerging regulations impacting the optical industry, the upcoming 2024 political landscape, “Made in the USA” labeling approaches, and VisionPAC, to name a few. During the Marketing and Communications Committee meeting, strategies to enhance member engagement through education, trending and concise messaging, and strategic partnerships were discussed. Interested in getting involved with a committee? Complete the Committee Participation Opportunity Form to learn more

Meetings were also held for a number of The Vision Council Divisions to discuss division-specific initiatives, research, and opportunities. Access any related meeting content on the Division Secured Content Page: Eyewear & Accessories, Lab, Lens, Lens Processing & Technology, Optical Retail, Sunglass & Reader.

Overall, Vision Expo West 2023 featured a mix of fresh and established brands through a dynamic programming schedule, fostering collaboration, education, and innovation in eyecare and eyewear.

Members of the Vision Council Council receive discounted rates per net square foot, upwards of five percent, for exhibiting at any Vision Expo. To learn more about exhibiting at an upcoming Vision Expo, contact Greg Scott, Portfolio Sales Director for Vision Expo, here.

Vision Expo East 2024 will take place at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City from March 14–March 17, 2024. The Show’s educational program, together with OptiCon @ Vision Expo, will open Thursday, March 14 and the Exhibit Hall will open Friday, March 15. Details on registration will be released in the coming months.

Vision Expo West 2024 will take place September 18 - 21, 2024. The Show’s educational program, together with OptiCon @ Vision Expo, will open Wednesday, September 18 and the Exhibit Hall will open Thursday, September 19.