As the vision industry prepares to gather in Las Vegas, we at International Vision Expo extend our sincerest thoughts to those affected by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. We have received an incredible amount of interest and concern from Vision Expo supporters, attendees and exhibitors, looking for ways in which they can help those affected by these events.
The vision industry is and always has been a close, supportive community. To this end, Vision Expo supports Optometry’s Fund for Disaster Relief (OFDR), a program of Optometry Cares – The AOA Foundation.
In addition, Vision Expo extends its support to the efforts of The American Board of Opticianry & National Contact Lens Examiners (ABO-NCLE), in conjunction with its affiliated organizations including the Contact Lens Society of America (CLSA), Opticians Association of America (OAA) and the National Academy of Opticianry (NAO), encouraging contributions to the American Red Cross Hurricane Relief.
For the many members of the industry who have reached out in search of ways to show their support, we encourage you join behind these important efforts.
Details on how to support OFDR and the American Red Cross will be made available throughout the Vision Expo West show floor lounges, food courts and registration areas, or you can visit http://www.VisionExpoVegas.com/Relief to learn more about these disaster relief efforts, donate or request support.
If these storms are impacting your attendance to Vision Expo West, we have a dedicated team ready to help at 1-800-811-7151.
About the International Vision Expo & Conference
International Vision Expos, the worldwide conference and exhibition for eyecare and eyewear, are trade-only events that draw more than 30,000 eyecare professionals each year. Co-owned by Reed Exhibitions and The Vision Council, International Vision Expo gives back to the entire ophthalmic community. Proceeds from International Vision Expo are used by The Vision Council to educate consumers about the importance of vision care and the options in eyewear and other related products. In 2016, The Vision Council reached millions of consumers with its messages through marketing materials, public relations outreach and strategic partnerships. International Vision Expo & Conference is a proud supporter of Think About Your Eyes, a national public awareness campaign, presented by The Vision Council and the American Optometric Association, designed to educate the public on the benefits of vision health and promote the importance of getting an annual comprehensive eye exam. Keep this vital campaign going! Sign up at enroll.thinkaboutyoureyes.com.