ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The organizers of Vision Expo, The Vision Council and RX Global announced that the Career Zone will return to Vision Expo West on Saturday, September 30 from 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Located on the Innovation Stage on the exhibit floor, the Career Zone is a student lounge designed as a central hub for OD and opticianry students and young professionals to network with participating optical companies, all of which are actively recruiting and seeking new talent. Vision Expo West 2023 will offer students exclusive registration benefits including free Exhibit Hall admission and access to complimentary education. To register for Vision Expo West, click here.

“We are thrilled to offer dedicated programming for students and young professionals at Vision Expo West 2023,” said Suzanne Krauss, industry relations manager. “It is so important for us to facilitate opportunities for students and young professionals to meet with hiring companies, all of which are equally as eager to meet viable new talent. The Career Zone offers students exclusive access to practical advice, career guidance and valuable support as they navigate their professional paths.” 
Vision Expo West 2023 will take place September 27–30 at The Venetian Expo in Las Vegas. The Show’s educational program, together with OptiCon @ Vision Expo, opens Wednesday, September 27, with the Exhibit Hall opening Thursday, September 28.
The Career Zone-Student Lounge’s supporting companies include:
● Elevate Eyecare
● EssilorLuxottica
● EyeCare Partners
● Marshfield Clinic Health System
● MyEyeDr.
● Vision Source
● VSP Premier
● Walmart
● Warby Parker
The Passport Program, which encourages students and young professionals to network with exhibitors in the Career Zone throughout the day, will also return to Vision Expo West.
Passports will be available for students to pick up in the Career Zone. Students are then encouraged to meet with each vendor listed on their passports. Participants who meet and receive a signature from each vendor listed on their passport will be eligible to win prizes from our Career Zone participants ranging from designer sunglasses to gift cards.
This year’s Career Zone programming lineup for Saturday, September 30 is included below:
9:30 a.m. 
Career Zone – Student Lounge opens for the day
Passport distribution and networking
10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Professional Headshots
Hosted by MyEyeDr.
11:15 a.m.
$10 Starbucks gift card giveaway
Provided by Marshfield Clinic Health System
The first 20 attendees to the 11:30 a.m. panel will receive a gift card.
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Panel: Building Your Online Presence & Maximizing Your Impact
Moderated by YODA – Young ODs of America
1:45 – 2:15 p.m.
Panel: Where Should I Start My Eyecare Career?
Moderated by MyEyeDr.
2:15 – 2:20 p.m.
Passport Sweepstakes Drawing 
2:20 – 3:00 p.m.
Ice Cream Social
Hosted by EyeCare Partners
Companies interested in supporting the Career Zone-Student Lounge should contact Suzanne Krauss at
For more information on the Career Zone-Student Lounge at Vision Expo West 2023, click here.