Scene & Heard Around Vision Expo West

LAS VEGAS—From Pop Up Talks to Live streaming events to panels examining the future of optometry and the state of the optical industry, Vision Expo West was a bustling and vibrant place to be in mid September. For a look at what was going on in the classrooms, on the show floor and in meeting rooms, take a look at this slideshow brought to you courtesy of Vision Monday’s editors who were on the scene.

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Lab Division Celebrates Hall of Fame Inductees

The Lab Division of The Vision Council celebrated the industry veterans who were recognized during the Directors’ Choice Award and 18th Annual Lab Division Hall of Fame held in conjunction with the Lab Division Meeting at Expo. The Division named Marty Bassett, president and CEO of Walman Optical Company as the 2017 recipient of the Directors’ Choice Award. Eight other Lab Division Hall of Fame inductees were honored at the banquet including John Art, Interstate Optical; Lorinda Fraboni, Walman; Jim Goerges, Precision Tool Technologies, Inc.; William Heffner, FEA Industries, Inc.; Laurence Lahr, Eye Kraft Optical; Mark Mattison-Shupnick, Jobson Medical Information; Drake McLean, Dietz-McLean Optical Company; and Joe Vitale, Essilor of America IDD.