ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Vision Expo has announced its upcoming Virtual EYE2EYE Series topics for the month of August. This series, which is presented by Vision Expo and The Vision Council, will continue with a weekly Coffee Talk session every Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. Eastern. The interactive virtual panels in August spotlight female leaders in the optical community as well as back-to-school eyewear fashion, with vision community leaders providing guidance, actionable business strategies and inspiration. The Virtual EYE2EYE Series schedule for August is:
August 5: SHE Did That!
Dr. Danielle Richardson, optometrist and founder at Fierce Clarity, will explore the passionate pursuits of Black women in eyecare and their entrepreneurship journeys. This conversation will offer an intimate look at the truths, trials, and triumphs of beloved entrepreneurs who continuously raise the glass ceiling for future generations. Panelists include: Tiffany Williams, founder at Eye Candy Creations; Autianna Wilson, optician and owner at Eyewear Love Affair; and Dr. Janelle Davison, optometrist and owner/founder at Brilliant Eyes Vision Center and Premier Eye Spa & Cosmetic Eye Care.
August 12: Listen In to Tomorrow! A Conversation with Four of Vision Monday’s 2020 Most Influential Women in Optical
Join Marge Axelrad, senior vice president and editorial director at Vision Monday, as she shines a light on 2020’s Most Influential Women in Optical honorees and moderates a discussion among four of them. Axelrad will chat with these Rising Stars, Innovators and Modern Mentors who personify new energy, creativity and accomplishment, exploring their views on the future vision care, their career goals, and what they believe are the priorities and fresh ideas of new, young female leaders.
August 19: Sending Them Back to School in Style
Dr. Arian Fartash (@glamoptometrist), owner of GlamBaby Eyewear, will lead a panel discussing pediatric eye exams and the latest trends in children’s eyewear.
Tarrence Lackran, director of programs and partnerships at The Vision Council and organizer of the Virtual EYE2EYE Series said, “The Virtual EYE2EYE Series was initially conceived as a series of weekly virtual panels inspired by Vision Expo’s educational EYE2EYE Series. Since launching in April, however, the series has evolved into much more than that. Beyond serving as a way to host several panels originally scheduled for Vision Expo East 2020 in adapted formats, the series has also served as platform from which we can come together for timely conversations addressing current challenges in the vision community. The response has been overwhelming—a testament to the truly collaborative nature of this industry. We are excited to continue these insightful conversations in August.”
To learn more about the Virtual EYE2EYE Series, visit west.visionexpo.com/virtual-eye-2-eye. If you have previously registered for the EYE2EYE series you must register again using the following link: vew2020.com/CoffeeTalk.