Vision Expo West Slide Show Part 3

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Labapalooza Celebration »

Labapalooza, one of the lab industry's most anticipated parties of the year took place in the Venetian Hotel. The annual celebration paid tribute to wholesale laboratories with a line-up of festivities, including a preview of the much anticipated Vision Monday's Top Labs Report, LabTalk's Website of the Year Awards and the Trash to Treasure Finishing Pad Contest. The party featured live music entertainment courtesy of Andy and The Generators as well as cocktails. Labapalooza was presented by Vision Monday and LabTalk, and the Optical Lab Division of The Vision Council, and was sponsored by Schneider Optical Machines, Shamir, Transitions Optical, Xcel Optical, iCoat, Salem Vision, FlexLink, Essilor of America, Santinelli International and Coburn Technologies. Above, Andy and the Generators performed famous lab hits including Free-Forming and Taking Care of Lab Business.

Labapalooza Celebration »

Vision Monday announced the 2012 Top Labs at the Labapalooza party.

Labapalooza Celebration »

Winners of the Website of the Year and the Top Ten Optical Laboratory Websites were awarded by LabTalk magazine.

Labapalooza Celebration »

Enjoying the music at Labapalooza are Rodney Remsey, Classic Optical, Laura Fischl, Ken Lento and Jason Long of FlexLink.

Labapalooza Celebration »

Schneider Optical's Gunter Schneider (l) is joined by his son, Tobias and daughter-in-law, Isabell Schneider at the Labapalooza event.

Labapalooza Celebration »

(L to R) The team from Walman Optical, Chris Bowers, Lorinda Fraboni, Bob Gustin, John Burgess and Doug Schlauderaff, enjoy the festivities at Labapalooza.

Labapalooza Celebration »

Celebrating labs at Labapalooza are (l to r) Transitions' Mary O'Hara, The Vision Council's Mike Daley, and Transitions' Courtney Meyers and Lesley Sillaman.

Labapalooza Celebration »

Holly Autorina, the McGee Group and Kevin Paddy, National Optronics, enjoy the music at Labapalooza.

Labapalooza Celebration »

(L to R) Ocuco's Patrick Broe, Russell Gagain, Leo Maccanna, Susan Shanbaum, Victor Scrooby, Stephen Shanbaum and Fintan Duffy enjoy some rock 'n' roll.

Vision Source Reception »

(L to R) Vision Source founder Glenn Ellisor, OD, with Kathryn Beckman, OD, and Glenn Annin at the reception held at the AquaKnox Restaurant.

Vision Source Reception »

Vision Source's Walt West, OD, (l) and Tracy Moody flank Lange Eyecare's Michael Lange.

Vision Source Reception »

Vision Source's Kristen Reynolds (l) and Hannah Beth Robinson at the reception.

Vision Source Reception »

Essilor's Greg DiPasquale (l) and Ken Allmer share some ideas.

Vision Source Reception »

(L to R) QSpex Technologies' Kevin Bligh and Jerry Sustakovitch with Dawn Holsted, OD, and Jim Owen, OD at the Vision Source gathering.

Vision Source Reception »

Ice-Tech's Beth Showalter, ABOC, (l) and Joanna Phelps at the AquaKnox Restaurant.

Celebrity Sightings »

Match Eyewear's Ethan Goodman (l) and Phil Turnage (r) lend a hand to Danny Gokey's (c) celebrity appearance at the company's booth.

Celebrity Sightings »

Revolution Eyewear's Gary Martin (r) works the camera with the Los Angeles Lakers' Metta World Peace during his photo opp appearance at the booth.

Cocktails With Lafont »

(L to R) Lafont's Thomas Lafont, Phillipe Lafont and Ray Khalil hosted a cocktail party in the brand's suite to celebrate 25 years in the U.S.

Job Search Meet & Greet »

Vision Expo and experts from Local Eye Site hosted a special Job Search Meet & Greet reception to discuss career opps for ECPs and to showcase Vision Expo's jobs portal, Vision Jobs, powered by LES. Above, Local Eye Site's Brad McCorkle welcomes attendees.

Job Search Meet & Greet »

Alan Glazier, OD, FAAO, Shady Grove Eye and Vision Care, explores career opportunities with Marilyn Gross (l), JA-MAR Optical.

Job Search Meet & Greet »

Louis Gross (l) connects with Local Eye Site's Alex Slater during the Meet and Greet event.

Job Search Meet & Greet »

Steven Squires (r) of Local Eye Site offers some pointers to attendee Shirley Wanamaker.

Porsche Design and Tuscany Eyewear »

Porsche Design and Tuscany Eyewear hosted a soiree at Comme Ca in the Cosmopolitan Hotel to unveil their new 40Y collection celebrating the brand's 40th anniversary.

Porsche Design and Tuscany Eyewear »

(L to R) Jan Marcel Katuin, Rodenstock; Karsten von Engeln, Porsche Design; Wayne Goldman, Tuscany Eyewear; and Nicola Ader, Porsche Design get in front of the camera at Porsche Design's 40th anniversary celebration.

Porsche Design and Tuscany Eyewear »

Tuscany Eyewear's Wayne Goldman and Porsche Design's Karsten von Engeln raffle off the first of multiple prizes to party guests.

Porsche Design and Tuscany Eyewear »

TJ Johnson and Joanne Johnson of Obika show off their new Porsche Design 40Y sunglasses.

Porsche Design and Tuscany Eyewear »

Kathy Moscot and Lori Pinto of Optometric Options smile for the camera at Porsche Design's 40th anniversary party.

OWA Networking Event »

OWA board members Sherry Rogerson (l) and Ann Englert (r) welcome OWA founding member Audrey Reed of the Essilor Vision Foundation.

OWA Networking Event »

Jenean Carlton congratulates new OWA board member Heather Smith (c) of VisionWeb, along with Janelle Pauli (r), VisionWeb.

OWA Networking Event »

(L to R) Jobson's Marc Ferrara and Lenor Fowler catch up with Doug Schlauderaff, Walman Optical.

OWA Networking Event »

The ClearVision team led by Mimi Friedfeld (l) includes Pam Kirts, Mary Rose Jaszczynski, Liz Friedfeld, and Patti Gertzen.

OWA Networking Event »

Never ones to miss the OWA networking event are (l to r) Transitions' Mary O'Hara, Courtney Meyers, Uptown Vision's Jean Sabre and Transitions' Kay Jensen.

OWA Networking Event »

Founding members Christie Walker (l) and Lorinda Fraboni are BFFs and look forward to seeing each other every year at OWA events.

Marchon Party »

Marchon held their annual party around the pool at the Flamingo on Friday night.

Marchon Party »

A rocking band got the crowd at the Marchon party dancing.

Marchon Party »

Marchon's Claudio Gottardi (l) and Marty Fox enjoyed the festivities.

Marchon Party »

(L to R) As did Lisa Ross, Pierre Bessez and Lauren Makofske, all of Marchon, near the Flamingo's upper pool.

 

NEW YORK—Vision Monday wraps up its show photo coverage with Part 3 of the Vision Expo West Slide Show. As the show began to wind down the activity level ramped up with a flurry of parties, product announcements and celebrity sightings. If you’ve missed any of our slideshows, click on the links below to catch up on who was out and about in Vegas at Vision Expo West 2012. And look for post-Expo coverage in VM’s Sept. 24 print edition.

For more slideshows of events at Vision Expo West 2012, please see the links below:
Vision Expo West Slide Show
Vision Expo West Slide Show Part 2