NEW YORK—From March 31-April 3, Vision Expo East returned to New York City for the first time since 2019—and so did thousands of members of the optical community from all around the world. This year’s show was a much-welcome return to New York, showcasing hours of education, special guests, brand-new tech and countless frames. Here, we’re taking a look at some fun snapshots from Vision Expo East 2022, from ECPs, designers, students and more.

Optometry student kseeseyes tried out the Under Armour mini golf experience at Safilo’s booth. Image via kseeseyes on Instagram

The Pascarella Eye Care team, located in Newtown, Pennsylvania, had some fun on the red carpet setup at the EssilorLuxottica booth to celebrate Vogue Eyewear’s new collaboration with Hailey Bieber. Image via pascarella_eyecare on Instagram

Laura Van Brunt, of Van Brunt Optical Haus in Costa Mesa, California, visited with l.a.Eyeworks’ Gai Gherardi. Image via vanbruntopticalhaus on Instagram

The team from Sight Studio Optometry in Fredericksburg, Virginia, enjoyed some cuddle time with the adoptable puppies at Vision Expo East. Image via sightstudiooptometry on Instagram

Harbir Sian, OD, posted a roundup of his third day at Vision Expo East, which included a photo op with Whoopi Goldberg who spent some time on the show floor. Image via harbirsian.od on Instagram

Black Optical’s founder and president Gary Black poses with The Vision Council’s CEO Ashley Mills after Black Optical was honored with the OPTImum Retailer of the Year Award. Image via blackoptical on Instagram

The Eye Elegance team announced that they will be bringing Andy Wolf eyewear back home to Texas after Vision Expo East. Image via eye_elegance on Instagram