Optical Prism January 2019 - Page 31

Countdown to VEE 2019 Vision Expo East 2019 is gearing up to contact lens track. The American Board voted on by a committee of top industry take over the Javits Center (Education: of Opticianry & National Contact Lens leaders and the entire vision community. March 21 – 24; Exhibit Hall: March 22 – Examiner’s (ABO-NCLE) OptiCon @ 24) with a show everyone can count on Vision Expo – the industry’s premier The inaugural OPTImum Retail Award to meet their professional needs. Optician, Contact Lens Practitioner and Vision Expo East 2019 will feature the Ophthalmic Allied Professional education latest in fashion, technology and innova- tion as well as a wide array of educational programs all under one roof. year’s show include content that fulfills all professional agendas, including staying current on COPE and other important ac- creditations. New to Vision Expo this year, courses on myopia will feature sessions on educating patients, integrating new pre- vention methods and strategies to manage and slow the progression of myopia. An program, developed by co-founder of In- fluenceology Roberto Monaco, will explore rates and, new in 2019, the National Federation of Opticianry Schools (NFOS) College Bowl sponsored by Hoya Vision Care. Representatives from The National Academy of Opticianry (NAO), National Federation of Opticianry Schools (NFOS) and the Opticians Association of America (OAA) on the OptiCon Advisory Board ing, clinical ocular concepts, perfecting lens measurements and business management methods. how to increase leadership effectiveness, eliminate a negative mindset and imple- ment change to unlock leadership potential. Additionally, Michael Ward, MMSc, FAAO, of today and the future as a part of the OptiCon attendees including the OptiCon have curated courses on frame dispens- inspirational and business-oriented seen in the contact lens technologies with a comprehensive package for all Hub, exhibit hall access, discounted hotel Expanded educational programs at this will discuss the expansive innovations program – will return to the Javits Center Returning for the second time to Vision Expo, the OPTImum Retail Award will be awarded to an independent boutique re- tailer onsite. This award program allows retailers to showcase their products, storefronts, visions and stories to be finalists were Atelier Mira (Brooklyn, NY), Eye Q Stylist Opticians (Holetown, Barba- dos), Spex By Ryan (Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada) and Todd Rogers Eyewear (Andover, MA). The voting process garnered over 5,000 votes from the vision community and was awarded to Todd Rogers Eyewear. This year voting will take place on Vision Epo’s social media channels in February. Travel deals negotiated by Vision Expo with Connections Housing, a new travel vendor, make New York affordable through reduced-rate hotels and group rates. These deals are limited and available on a first- come, first-serve basis with the application deadline of Feb. 28. For more informa- tion, visit VisionExpoNY.com. For exclusive looks into Vision Expo East 2019 follow along on all of Vision Expo’s social media channels, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. To reg- ister for Vision Expo East 2019, visit VisionExpoNY.com. Proudly Supporting Independent CANADIAN EYE CARE PROFESSIONALS with buying group benefi ts since 1988 Ad_1.indd 1 www.theopticalgroup.ca 1.800.263.0010 17-05-31 9:40 AM