Special Events, Celebrity Appearances Planned for Vision Expo East

NEW YORK—Show organizers are putting the finishing touches on plans for International Vision Expo East, scheduled for March 14 to 17 here at the Javits Center. Following are a few of the upcoming highlights planned for the show:

Free Food Cart Friday on March 15 will offer attendees free breakfast and lunch options from 9:30 am - 1:00 pm on Level 1 in the rear of the 6700, 7000 and 7200 aisles. There will also be snacks available at Booth #2739 on Level 3 from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm.

St. Patrick's Day Celebration, Saturday, March 16, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm . Attendees can get in the St. Patrick’s Day spirit with a bit o’ green beer served up to all the lads and lassies in the Medical & Scientific Theater, Booth #LP7581, and at the front of the exhibit hall on Levels 1 and 3.

According to show organizers, some celebrity appearances at Vision Expo will include: Mark Badgley & James Mischka and Russell Simmons at McGee Group; NBA scoring sensation Rick Barry at Legally Mine; actor Jean Reno at Zig Eyewear and former New York Yankee Bernie Williams, who will play a 30-minute guitar set at Revolution. For a retrospective look at past Revolution celebrities, click here.