BUSINESS Hands-On and Innovative Education at Vision Expo 2019 By Staff Monday, March 11, 2019 12:30 AM NEW YORK—Vision Expo East 2019 will welcome new business- and health care-focused programs to this year’s Show. These interactive and highly-demanded courses have been specifically designed to fit every professional agenda to afford attendees the complete education experience. Exploring the most common condition seen by optometrists, the new Myopia Track will feature various in-depth sessions including Managing Myopia: Possibilities and Probabilities, created by the Brien Holden Vision Institute. Additional sessions in the track will present information on the future of myopia in private practices, new prevention methods and myopia control. Attendees will also have access to three new inspirational and business-focused courses through The Leadership Forum, developed by co-founder of Influenceology Roberto Monaco. These courses will explore how to increase leadership effectiveness, eliminate a negative mindset and implement change to unlock leadership potential. To provide a complete look at the latest trends, products and services emerging in the vision community, the new Innovation Series will offer over 10 different courses for attendees to examine the latest industry developments. Attendees can choose from a diverse range of content including lens and frame technology, 3D printing, solutions for head trauma patients and more. Additionally, the free Innovation Stage will feature exhibitor-sponsored content on various subjects such as ocular nutrition, marketing techniques and patient care, to name a few. A new and free March Madness-style competition with interactive polling technology will highlight interesting cases in ocular imaging. The March Madness: Case Challenges in Optometry panel will bring together eight panelists competing to win the audience’s vote based on the imaging challenge they present. Attendees will also have free access to an included imaging workshop. After a successful debut year, OptiCon @ Vision Expo will return to Vision Expo East with an unmatched education program and exhibit hall experience for opticians, contact lens technicians and ophthalmic allied professionals. The new National Federation of Opticianry Schools College Bowl, sponsored by Hoya Vision Care, will bring together 12 students for a fast-paced quiz competition. For more information on education at Vision Expo East 2019, visit VisionExpoNY.com.