More industry professionals make their purchasing decisions at Vision Expo West than in any other yearly trade show event in North America. The prestigious Vision Expo educational program is powered by healthcare, providing cutting edge content of profound importance and relevance to improve overall patient care for those in attendance. This four day vendor exhibition allows you to meet face-to-face with innovative vendors who will be looking to not only sell you their products but also learn more about your industry. The vendor show is a one-of-a-kind event that provides an outstanding networking opportunity to foster relationship building and innovation. And, if that isn’t enough to encourage you to make that important investment in your company’s future, then I don’t know what is. The programs and offerings available through Vision Expo West are designed to help you build and maintain relationships with your key vendors and clients as well as provide training in the latest techniques and methods for promoting your products through marketing and promotions.

In September Vision Expo West is scheduled to be returning to the Portola Healthcare Center in San Francisco, California. Vendors from all across the country attend the event and place orders for displays, accessories, exam tools, computer equipment, and disposable lenses and contact lenses. At the event exhibitors can also meet and greet potential clients face to face. In addition to the vendor exhibits, the expo is host to a number of networking opportunities for surgeons, ophthalmologists, optometrists, glaucometers, and other eye care professionals. Please visit our website for a complete schedule of activities.

The Vision Expo West is dedicated to continuing its strong association with the San Diego Convention Center. The convention center has long had a relationship with Vision Expo, which was launched in 2021. The convention center annually holds the Vision Week Event, which is a one-of-a-kind industry gathering of over 500 qualified sales and marketing professionals. The Vision Expo West, along with the Vision Week Event, continues to feature industry leaders in contact lenses, contact cure, computer vision, medical equipment, health care, lasers, photography, optometry, refractive surgery, and video game technology. Many industry leaders will be speaking at the event including John Grace, CEO of Purevision, Jon Rice, President and Co-founder of Purevision, and Keith Coleman, VP of Marketing for Purevision.

The Vision Expo West is held in the historic Gaslamp Quarter downtown San Diego. Gaslamp District is located on the border of San Diego and Tijuana. The Gaslamp Quarter is an historic district of cobblestone streets and Victorian buildings surrounded by parks and sidewalks. The entire area was designed to look like an old world street. In this unique area one can find everything from old Spanish mission style homes to modern high-rise office buildings. The Gaslamp District is filled with trendy restaurants, bars, and live entertainment.

The second Vision Expo event is September 21st, the Salon Expo. The Salon Expo is going to be held at the historic Gaslamp District downtown. This is the second largest gathering of its kind in the entire world. Salon Expo is a two day event where over 500 qualified and registered cosmetologists and other healthcare professionals will display their talent and products to area shoppers. Other participating vendors include optical stores, podiatry, nail care, hair care, skin care, and esthetician service providers.

Participating exhibitors are invited to exhibit during the salon show. Many companies will be representing themselves, or representing one or two companies. The main areas for vendors will include contact lenses and computer vision, which is the future of vision healthcare and computer vision labs. These displays are sure to be a hit as many attendees are expecting to get the latest technology in computer vision. The west meeting place is set up for VIP and general admission, so please make sure you are prepared to pay the high cost that comes with this.