The latest edition of Vision Expo West, which took place in Las Vegas on Sept- 26-29, was attended by around 13,000 eyecare professionals from all over the world, a figure representing a nearly double-digit growth as compared to 2017. This edition marked the 30th anniversary of the trade-only conference and exhibition. Attendance increased in most categories, with the most substantial increases among opticians and optometrists, as well as in independent OD and MD practices, multidisciplinary practices, chains/superstores and laboratories. Among the participants in the event, 4,500 attended the education programs available on a wide range of subjects, including innovation in contact lenses, business solutions, optical technology, retail strategies, clinical concepts and more. Vision Expo's social channels garnered more than 3.8 million impressions, an increase of 11 percent on last year. Vision Expo East 2019 will take place on March 21–24 at the Javits Center in New York City, while Vision Expo West 2019 is scheduled for Sept. 18–21, in Las Vegas. The two events for eyecare and eyewear professionals are presented by Reed Exhibitions and The Vision Council.