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3 Ways to Hang Out with The OWA at Vision Expo West

OWA at Vision Expo West

Vision Expo West is right around the corner next week in Vegas. The OWA will be in attendance at three events during the show. We welcome everyone to join us at one or more of these events to network with your colleagues and learn more about what the OWA has to offer.


Connection Series: Bo Bold. Be Visible. Be Unstoppable.

Thursday, September 15, 2022 12:00pm – 1:30pm PST Location: Venetian Level 3 – Murano, Room 3304

Focusing on one of the key messages of her book, The Digital Sales Rep, best-selling author and Co-Founder of Marketing4ECP’s Trudi Charest will inspire and energize you to identify and combine those special skills needed to help you stand out from the crowd. The book is a timely guide for sales and business professionals who realize that times have changed, making a personal online brand and presence crucial in today’s world.


Sponsored by VSP Vision, this year’s Connection Series luncheon promises to be an information-packed event. Following her opening presentation, Trudi will welcome a panel of industry executives to share their insights on trends and the future in optical: Dana Schwarzinger, Vice President, VSP Sales Enablement; Sherianne James, Chief Marketing Officer & Sr. Vice President, Wholesale Marketing, EssilorLuxottica North America; and Amy Jantz, Divisional Vice president, West, America’s Best, National Vision. Pre-registration is now closed, some seats may be available at the door.


Networking Reception and Raffle

Friday, September 16, 2022 5:30pm – 7:00pm PST Location: Venetian Level 3 – Murano, Room 3304


Back again, the OWA will host the annual networking reception and raffle event featuring a wide variety of raffle and silent auction prizes. Prizes range from technology gadgets, fashion accessories, gift cards and so much more. All are welcome to join us to bid on this year’s selection of amazing items. Pre-registration is now closed, some seats may be available at the door.


Vision Expo Career Zone

Saturday, September 17, 2022 2:15pm – 3:30pm PST

The OWA is proud to show their support once again for the Career Zone Student Lounge at Vision Expo West. The Career Zone serves as a hub where optometry students and young professionals can connect with hiring companies and explore career resources while taking part in several dynamic events.


Beginning at 2:15pm, OWA member Dr. Beverly Bianes will moderate a panel discussion on “Life, Work, and Balance in Optometry.” Dr. Bianes is an optometrist and owner of Pack & Bianes Vision Care, part of Total Vision. The featured panelists represent major optical retailers.


The Passport Sweepstakes Drawing takes place at 3:00pm, offering chances to win exciting prizes; the OWA will be donating a gift bundle that includes a free student membership through 12/31/23 and two books designed to help kickstart your career.

At 3:15pm don’t miss the OWA’s champagne toast to students in optical! This is your chance to learn more about the OWA and what it can offer you as a woman about to embark on a new career in the optical industry.


For more information on the Career Zone Student Lounge, click here. This is an open event and no RSVP is required in advance.


Written by: Janelle Pauli

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