VEE Show Shots 2013

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NEW YORK—Vision Expo East just seems to have a life of its own which is why Vision Monday presents the following slideshow to recap the Expo experience. Several celebrities from inside and outside the optical industry were on hand to add their star power to the Expo spectacle. Vision Monday editors were out and about capturing all the scenes from the show and getting the perspective from both exhibitors and attendees alike. Get a feel for what is was like to be at this year’s Expo and check out some of the happenings from the show floor including the various pavilions, as well as in the North Hall.

For more VEE 2013 related slideshows, please follow the links below:
Party Time at Vision Expo East 2013
Setting the Stage for Optical Industry Honors

 

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John Varvatos at REM »

(L to R) REM Eyewear's Mike Hundert and Donna Gindy with designer John Varvatos and Nicolas Rosselier of REM during the Fashion Star's appearance at the company's booth.

McGee Designers »

Mark Badgley (far left) and James Mischka (far right) of Badgley Mischka with (l to r) Nikki Height, Catherine Kasperek and Justin Kasperek, Kasperek USA Optical, during the designers meet-and-greet at the McGee Group booth.

Cal Ripken, Jr. at Transitions »

Cal Ripkin, Jr., baseball legend and Official Sponsor of Sightseeing (OSS) Ambassador for Transitions, shared his experience wearing Transitions lens products.

Robert Irvine at Transitions »

Robert Irvine, celebrity chef and OSS Ambassador for Transitions, tempts the ladies with more than his cooking, as proven by Scherianne James of Transitions.

Misty May-Treanor With VSP »

Marchon's Claudio Gottardi (l) and VSP Global's Rob Lynch with three-time Olympic gold medalist Misty May-Treanor.

Emcee Carson Kressley for Safilo »

Fashion stylist Carson Kressley served once again as celebrity guest emcee for Safilo's fashion shows.

Russell Simmons Stops at McGee »

Erin Ruhala of Reed Vision by Mercy in Monroe, Mich., visits with Russell Simmons at the McGee booth for Argyleculture Eyewear.

Bernie Williams at Revolution »

Yankee great Bernie Williams (l) with Revolution's Gary Martin.

Rick Barry at Legally Mine »

Former NBA player Rick Barry put on a different type of uniform for his all-day appearance at the Legally Mine booth.

Europa Setup »

Lindsey Reisack setting up a Cinzia display at the Europa booth.

Zyloware Booth Prep »

Michelle Flagiello and Jackie Janiek huddle up against signage for their new brand, Max Studio.

Wiley X Booth »

(L to R) Renee Engberson, Cathy Christensen and Karen Harrison take booth setup to the X-treme at Wiley X.

Zeiss Sets Up »

Kati Spencer of Zeiss getting things together at the Zeiss booth.

Ogi Prepares for Show »

Ogi's Shelley Jacobs and John Wides in good spirits during their setup.

Oliver Peoples Booth Time »

Andrew Warstler and Laura Seler were busy at the Oliver Peoples booth.

New Eye2 Zone »

Scott Benton and Adam Pemberton of The Vision Council piece together the Vision Monday Eye2 Zone.

Viva Setup Crew »

Viva had an impressive crew to set up its Guess booth: (l to r) Shannon Adler, Christine Volker, Tasha Woodard, Lauren Michael, Caitlin Syage, Maggie Collins and Stephanie McLaughlin.

Transitions Staffs Up »

Katherine Carson of Transitions works stand-up desk style.

Santinelli Prep Work »

Nidek Japan's Yuya Nakako (l) joins Frank Balestra at the Santinelli booth.

The McGee Pose »

(L to R) Holly Autorina, Kathryn Simpson and Cadi Tierney strike poses at the Vera Bradley section of McGee.

Ogi and ODs »

Richard Livan, Eric Shtivelman and Anthony Gaggi (far right) of Anthony Aiden opticians with Ogi's Joe Tallier (second from right) in the brand's booth.

Viva Execs »

Viva International Group's new president, Antonio Bortuzzo (l), joined Sherry Lay, chief merchandising officer, Visionworks, and David Holmberg, CEO, HVHC, Inc. at Viva's booth.

Zyloware Anniversary »

(L to R) Henry, James and Christopher Shyer fete the 90th Anniversary of Zyloware with a champagne toast in the booth.

Match Staff »

(L to R) Match Eyewear's Sam Herskowitz , Kristina Kear and Phil Turnage at their busy booth.

Eye2 Zone Debuts »

Vision Monday's Eye2 Zone was looking spec-techular at the start of the show.

Super Systems Demo »

John Corsini of Super Systems Optical Technologies introduced Fastcoat, an "in-office" polycarbonate surfacing system for ECPs.

Coburn Equipment »

Curt Brey of Coburn Technologies showed excitement for Coburn's new finishing equipment.

Luxottica Sales Talk »

(L to R) Bill Domkowski, Luxottica, Dr. Joel Greenberg and Marilyn Greenberg of Alexander Eye Associates, and Luxottica's Pamela Seabrook, Francesco Rinaldi Ceroni and Ira Epstein talk sales.

Robert Marc NY Style »

Robert Marc brought Central Park to the Javits Center.

WestGroupe Contest »

It was an action packed morning for Carol Silverman of Digby Eyewear, participant of the "KLiiK With Us" contest at the WestGroupe booth.

IDOC Luncheon »

Jim Thimons, OD, presented at the IDOC-sponsored luncheon.

ELLE Contest Winners »

Charmant announced the winning dispensary for Fall in Love with ELLE, a web-based contest rewarding the account with the most 'points' earned for purchases. (L to R) Charmant's Dennis L. Davis; contest winners Misty Pearson and Maria Mullan, Deerwood Family Eyecare, Jacksonville, Fla.; Veronique Vongy and Flora Baumlin, ELLE; and Harry Aida, Charmant.

Power Hour Goes Live »

The Power Hour radio show hosted by The Power Practice's Gary Gerber, OD, (c), was broadcast live with Vision One Credit Union's Bob Schultz (l) and Essilor's Howard Purcell, OD (r).

Med Sci Demos »

Ray Sabatino of Carl Zeiss Meditec demonstrates the new Cirrus HD-OCT model 5000 for Leonid and Polina Yusim of Vogue Optical, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Ogi Execs »

Ogi Eyewear's Rob Rich and Lisa Herzon look forward to a busy day at the Ogi booth.

WestGroupe Winner »

WestGroupe chose an iPad winner for their "KLiiK With Us" contest in the food court. Pictured are Kathy Kourlas, Tina Telalyan, Glen Eisenberg (back), and Penelope Lagos (far right) of WestGroupe with contest winner Janet Oberstein flanked by her parents, Dr. and Mrs. Oberstein, Dr. S. Oberstein, Glen View, N.Y.

Tura 'Manicura' »

Samantha Edgerly of Union Eye Works in Unionville, Conn., gets a "Tura Manicura" during a celebratory event in the company's booth.

Essilor Showcases Lenses »

Chris Schoohoven, Mike McCollum and Pete Lothes of Essilor brightened up their booth which showcased polarized sun lenses.

Optos Technology »

Tom Dodd updates Sergio Peneivas, OD of Advanced Eye Professionals on the latest retina technology.

Marchon's Gold Medalist »

Misty May-Treanor, Olympic gold medalist for volleyball, made an appearance to sign autographs for fans at the Marchon booth.

VisionWeb Team »

VisionWeb's Tracy Ehrenberg, Chris McCully and Juanita Burke stand proud in front of their booth.

Zeiss Systems »

Lon Dowell was enthusiastic about Zeiss' FORUM eyecare data management system.

Vision Technology Students »

Vision Technology students from The School of Cooperative Technical Education are engaged folloing a guided demonstration of the latest edging equiptment by Mark Kaplan and Santinelli International at the Vision Expo East 2013.