Latest News Vision Expo East Courses to Feature New Sessions on Innovations, Leadership and Patient Care By Staff Wednesday, January 16, 2019 12:18 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Vision Expo East 2019 will introduce new and widely-requested education courses to this year’s Show featuring various business and health care focused programs specifically designed to fit every professional agenda to afford attendees a complete education experience. “The new education at this year’s Show offers attendees access to a range of information presented in new and exciting ways,” said Dr. Mark Dunbar, co-chairman of the conference advisory board. “Hands-on sessions, in-depth demonstrations and creative competitions are each designed to engage attendees and foster an environment of collaboration.”Exploring the most common condition seen by optometrists, the new Myopia Track will feature various in-depth sessions including Managing Myopia: Possibilities and Probabilities, created by the Brien Holden Vision Institute. This course and workshop will offer attendees an interactive look into the key strategies for managing myopia, ways to harness the evolution of patient care and more. Additional sessions in the track will present information on the future of myopia in private practices, new prevention methods and myopia control.Attendees will also have access to three new inspirational and business-focused courses through The Leadership Forum, developed by co-founder of Influenceology Roberto Monaco. These courses will explore how to increase leadership effectiveness, eliminate a negative mindset and implement change to unlock leadership potential.“By broadening and diversifying our educational programs, there is a greater opportunity for attendees to fulfill multiple aspects of their professional aspirations in one day,” said Dr. Ben Gaddie, co-chairman of the conference advisory board. “Each course and track are carefully selected to ensure the Show exceeds attendee’s expectations.”To provide a complete look at the latest trends, products and services emerging in the vision community, the new Innovation Series will offer over 10 different courses for attendees to examine the latest industry developments. Attendees can choose from a diverse range of content including lens and frame technology, 3D printing, solutions for head trauma patients and more. Additionally, the free Innovation Stage will feature exhibitor-sponsored content on various subjects such as ocular nutrition, marketing techniques and patient care, to name a few.A new and free March Madness-style competition with interactive polling technology will highlight interesting cases in ocular imaging. The March Madness: Case Challenges in Optometry panel will bring together eight panelists competing to win the audience’s vote based on the imaging challenge they present. Attendees will also have free access to an included imaging workshop. After a successful debut year, OptiCon @ Vision Expo will return to Vision Expo East with an unmatched education program and exhibit hall experience for opticians, contact lens technicians and ophthalmic allied professionals. This year’s must-attend sessions have been handpicked by the OptiCon Advisory Board and include a range of topics from clinical ocular concepts to hands-on sessions. Additionally, the OptiCon College Bowl, sponsored by the National Federation of Opticianry Schools, will bring together 12 students for a fast-paced quiz competition. For the Vision Expo East 2019 education brochure, click here. To register for Vision Expo East 2019, visit VisionExpoNY.com.