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2017 Vision Expo West

The Optical Women's Association Hosts Events at Vision Expo West and Celebrates 20 Years!

Las Vegas is a city known for celebration. Throughout the OWA's 20th Anniversary year, which culminated during International Vision Expo West, our events have shared the common theme of celebrating the OWA's founding in 1997 and have certainly had their fair share of celebratory moments. There is always something special about this group of women and our wonderful supporters coming together to support the goal of enhancing the leadership opportunities of women in the optical industry. As the OWA continues to grow and flourish, we look back and celebrate our founding members and all of the support they have provided along the way. The success of the OWA is a fabric woven together with passion, vision, connection, inspiration, and an unyielding belief in our mission.

2017-2018 OWA Board
The 2017-2018 OWA Board at their board meeting at Vision Expo West.
(Left to Right) Pamela Capaldi (Brien Holden Vision Institute), Jean Sabre (Uptown Vision),
Laura Dorris (Vision West, Inc.), Lorie Lippiatt, O.D. (The Salem Eyecare Center), Maureen Cavanaugh (Essilor),
Tiara Claxton (Safilo USA), Deborah Myres (Visual-Expressions), Lorinda Fraboni (Walman),
Sue Downes (MyEyeDr.), Robyn Crimmins (VSP), Debra Bulken (Luxottica).

You may click on any photograph to download a high-resolution version. There are two albums below: one for Emotional Intelligence (EQ): Your Key to Personal and Professional Success!, and a second album for the Networking Reception and Raffle.

Special thanks to Vision Monday for providing some of the photos below.

Connection Series
"Emotional Intelligence (EQ): Your Key to Personal and Professional Success!"
September 14, 2017

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Networking Reception and Raffle
September 15, 2017