SCENE + HEARD: Meetings Vision Expo West 2021 Draws Over 200 Students and Young Professionals to Show By Staff Monday, November 1, 2021 12:18 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The organizers of Vision Expo, The Vision Council and RX, today announced that more than 200 students and young professionals attended Vision Expo West 2021. On the final day of the Show, the Career Zone-Student Lounge offered students and young professionals a central hub to network with 10 participating companies, all of which were actively recruiting and seeking new talent. “Vision Expo West 2021 was fantastic and the Career Zone-Student Lounge was amazing. I learned so much and the exhibitors could not have been more prepared,” said Damaris Raymondi, OD at NYC Health+Hospitals/Metropolitan, owner at Sur Eye Care, and member of Vision Expo’s Young Professionals Advisory Group.“Hosting the Career Zone-Student Lounge on Saturday was excellent, and a lot of students were excited to participate. Throughout the day, all the exhibitors were accessible and approachable,” Dr. Raymondi said. Vision Expo East 2022 will take place at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City from March 31 - April 3, 2022. The Show’s educational program, together with OptiCon@Vision Expo, will open Thursday, March 31 and the Exhibit Hall will open Friday, April 1. Vision Expo East 2022 will offer students exclusive registration benefits including free Exhibit Hall admission and unlimited access to education. Registration is scheduled to open in December 2021. At Vision Expo East 2022, the Career Zone-Student Lounge will take place all-day on Sunday, April 3. Early supporters include:DigitalOptometricsNational Vision, Inc.Shopko OpticalWarby ParkerVision To Learn“Students, young professionals and many companies face new challenges as the workforce continues to evolve in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. Vision Expo recognizes that the Career Zone-Student Lounge is more important than ever as emerging leaders evaluate their career goals and look to explore companies that align with their priorities,” said Suzanne Krauss, Vision Expo’s Career Zone manager. “The Career Zone-Student Lounge provides immediate access to hiring companies, practical advice and support. Additionally, companies have the opportunity to learn firsthand what benefits are key to employee retention and motivation from the next generation of leaders in our industry.” The Career Zone-Student Lounge will offer dedicated programming for students and young professionals throughout the day on April 3, 2022. More information on speakers, panels and events will be released in the coming months. The Passport Program will also return, which encourages participants to meet and receive a stamp from vendors for a chance to win prizes. Companies interested in participating in the Career Zone-Student Lounge should contact Suzanne Krauss at Suzanne.Krauss@rxglobal.com by March 1, 2022. For more information on the Career Zone-Student Lounge at Vision Expo East 2022, click here.