Latest News Robust Continuing Education Program Continues to Deliver By Staff Thursday, October 3, 2013 12:27 AM RELATED CONTENT 25 Years and Counting—A Look Back at Vision Expo West Vision Expo West Sets the Stage for Optical Industry Honors Party Time at Vision Expo West 2013 With a Nod to the Past, Show Organizers See a Bright Future Show Daily for October 5, 2013 VM’s dba LIVE Event Explores Technological Advances in Optical Retailing Show Daily for October 4, 2013 Vision Expo West Gets the 'Party' Started Show Daily Shots for Oct. 2: CE Program, Booth Setup, Special Events Show Daily for October 3, 2013 LAS VEGAS—The Continuing Education program kicked off here yesterday afternoon signaling the beginning of Vision Expo West, now entering its 25th year. Over the next three days, Expo West promises to deliver more than 350 hours of CE for every role and experience level. The program focuses on three core competencies—disease diagnosis, treatment and management; clinical application of products; and healthy business solutions—that connect classroom instruction to hands-on knowledge in Vision Expo’s expansive exhibit hall. “Vision Expo has several new courses and tracks at this year’s show,” according to show organizers. “Over the next two days, we’ll introduce a Spectacle Lens Specialist Track, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration and Nutritional Supplements, Sunwear, CXO Certificate Program and wellness. Our new ‘Expand on Demand’ program has allowed us to assign rooms based on pre-registration numbers, giving us more flexibility.” Pre-registration was up 5 percent over last year with more registrations expected to come in throughout the afternoon, show organizers said. In related Vision Expo news, International Vision Expo & Conference and the British Contact Lens Association (BCLA) today announced they have entered into a multi-year, content exchange agreement to create a two-day “Global Contact Lens Forum.” The new partnership follows months of conversations aimed at expanding and improving continuing education offerings at their respective conferences. The first program will be available at International Vision Expo East in New York, March 26 and 27, 2014, providing a platform for delivering the latest scientific content and business strategies related to contact lenses. The BCLA will host the second forum in Birmingham, England in June. The agreement allows International Vision Expo to broaden its contact lens offerings and further solidify its position as a world class content provider. The Vision Expo Conference Advisory Board will have the opportunity to jointly develop innovative, scientific-based courses with the BCLA, a recognized industry leader committed to improving education on contact lenses and the anterior eye. Online registration for the Global Contact Lens Forum will open in conjunction with International Vision Expo East in late November. To learn more about International Vision Expo & Conference, visit www.visionexpo.com. To read today’s copy of the Show Daily Digital Edition, click here.