BRIGHTON, Mass.—The North East Optical Show (NEOS) is poised to become a premier gathering of independent optical collections, not only in New England but from the Mid-Atlantic to Maine, according to an announcement from show organizers. NEOS is anticipating continued growth in attendance in New England, with plans also underway for annual shows in the D.C. area. The event will maintain its signature one-day showcases in Boston on April 14, 2024, and in D.C., date to be determined. NEOS is also planning on the addition of a larger two-day show slated for sometime in Spring 2025.

NEOS has a special emphasis on showcasing independent frame collections. Its open-floor format and limited number of tables level the playing field, providing a unique platform for representatives and buyers to connect, fostering new partnerships and synergies. With approximately 45 tables showcasing no more than two collections per table, NEOS boasts a large collection of independent eyewear exhibitors.  

Vendor registration is now live. Attendees can also sign up on the website to receive notifications regarding pre-registration and other show-related announcements. For more information email

NEOS is a new style of optical trade show dedicated to showcasing independent optical collections, fostering connections, and empowering the optical community. According to show organizers, NEOS is on a mission to help optical professionals "Regain Their Independence" by providing a unique platform for independent frame collections, labs and other optical-related services to collaborate and thrive in a laid-back environment with music and complementary snacks and drinks throughout the day.