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New Student Competition Comes to OptiCon @ Vision Expo East 2019

Alexandria, VA – Jan. 27, 2019 – OptiCon @ Vision Expo and The National Federation of Opticianry Schools (NFOS) will debut the NFOS College Bowl at this year’s Vision Expo East. This fast-paced quiz competition will test 12 students from NFOS-member opticianry schools on their optical knowledge.

“We’re looking forward to bringing all generations of the optical industry together for the NFOS College Bowl,” said Jim Morris, American Board of Opticianry & National Contact Lens Examiners (ABO & NCLE) executive director. “The event will present an exciting, interactive opportunity for students to bond with each other as well as network with experienced veterans.”

The NFOS College Bowl will challenge each competitor with optical-focused questions to determine the final champion. The winning student will receive a monetary prize, bragging rights and the NFOS College Bowl trophy for their college.

Attendees are encouraged to root on their favorite opticianry school and network with the next generation of opticians, contact lens technicians and ophthalmic allied professionals. The NFOS College Bowl, sponsored by Hoya Vision Care, will take place in the Javits Center on Saturday, March 23 with the cocktail reception from 5:30 p.m.–6 p.m. followed by the competition from 6 p.m.–7 p.m.

OptiCon @ Vision Expo offers attendees a comprehensive package that includes up to 15 hours of ABO & NCLE approved continuing education, Exhibit Hall access, two lunch vouchers, tailored special events and discounted hotel rates. In addition to more than 75 hours of educational content developed by the OptiCon Advisory Board, OptiCon attendees can now take ABO & NCLE review courses and exams at OptiCon @ Vision Expo East.
To register for OptiCon @ Vision Expo, visit and be sure to follow along on all of Vision Expo’s social media channels, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

About Vision Expo
Vision Expo East (Education: March 21-24, 2019; Exhibition: March 22-24, 2019) in New York City and West (Education: September 18-21, 2019; Exhibition: September 19-21, 2019) in Las Vegas are trade-only conferences and exhibitions for eyecare and eyewear presented by co-owners Reed Exhibitions and The Vision Council. Vision Expo is the complete event for ophthalmic professionals, where eyecare meets eyewear, and education, fashion and innovation mingle. In the Vision Expo Exhibit Hall, eyecare providers can discover trends, interact with new technologies and access innovative products and services. The Vision Expo education program is driven by the profession, offering content of the highest quality and relevance to enhance overall patient care. For more information, visit and follow Vision Expo on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.

About The Vision Council
Championing better vision for better lives, The Vision Council positions its members for success by promoting growth in the vision care industry through education, advocacy, research, consumer outreach, strategic relationship building and industry forums. By sharing the latest in eyewear trends, advances in technology and advice from eyewear experts, The Vision Council serves as a resource to the public looking to learn more about options in eyeglasses and sunglasses.
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