MULTIMEDIA Vision Source Hosts 3,300-Plus Members at The Exchange Meeting in Anaheim By Mark Tosh Tuesday, May 29, 2018 12:09 PM ANAHEIM, Calif.—Vision Source held its annual Exchange conference under sunny skies here at the Anaheim Convention Center earlier this month, with more than 3,300 members, their staff and guests in attendance. Vision Source founder and executive chairman Glenn Ellisor, OD, noted that the success of the meeting was a further indication of how far the group has come in delivering on its original mission. At its founding 27 years ago, Vision Source’s objective was to unite independent optometry and to provide the marketing and practice-management solutions that help members’ practices succeed. 9/13 Vision Source (L to R) Martha Molano, Rachelle Contreras, Brianna Kebo OD, Larry Kebo OD, all of Dr. Larry Kebo’s Vision Source practice, at a general session during The Exchange meeting earlier this month in Anaheim, Calif. Vision Source (L to R) (William) Craig Poulter OD, Patrick Higuera of Vision Source and Trevor Irish, OD, outside the Anaheim Convention Center earlier this month. Vision Source (L to R) From the Southeastern OK Eye Clinic are Jason Rhynes OD, Cheri Watkins, OD (Vision Source Tulsa), Ashley Gents (staff) and Angela Weber (staff) on The Exchange exhibit floor. Vision Source (L to R) Michelle Swyers, a VSR facilitator, Rick Burnside of Vision Source, and Rex Werner OD. Vision Source From the office of Lifetime Vision Source P.C. are (second from left) Ryan Kleinknecht (staff), Tamara Mathison OD, and Larry Motacek OD, with the welcome reception hosts. OWA Honors Three of Its Members at Champagne Breakfast (L to R) Jeff Nishi OD, Awtar Mazloom (staff) and Trevor Irish OD. Vision Source (L to R) From the office of Eyexam Optometry are Kianna Maghsoudnia (guest), Nikki Iravani OD, and Christopher Schwartz OD. Vision Source Members of the CooperVision team playing the roles of the Teletubbies during a general session presentation. Vision Source Vision Source chief executive officer Jim Greenwood welcomes attendees to The Exchange at a general session presentation. Vision Source Vision Source founder and executive chairman Glenn Ellisor, OD, with Vision Source member Kristin O’Brien, OD, who is the Mentor OD lead for Vision Source, at a new conference during The Exchange meeting. Vision Source Attendees take a break outside the Anaheim Convention Center. Vision Source Keynote speaker Kevin Carroll, founder of Kevin Carroll Katalyst/LLC and author. Carroll wowed The Exchange attendees with his thoughts about the importance of embracing the spirit of play and creativity to sustain more meaningful businesses. Vision Source The theme of the 2018 Exchange meeting was “D-R-E-A-M,” as noted on this visual.