The Ultimate Field Guide to Vision Expo West

Crowds, booths, classes, oh my! There’s a lot going on at Vision Expo West, so we’ve compiled some must-know tips for VEW first timers.

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Don’t Go Hangry (hunger and anger aren’t a good combo in Vegas)
Head over to the Food Court no later than 11:30 a.m. By noon, you’re more likely to win the jackpot than avoid a massive line.

To avoid the afternoon crash, stop by Eyefinity booth #17114 at 2:00 p.m. every day for a free pick-me-up snack.

When You Gotta Go…
Use the restrooms in Medical & Scientific Pavilion. These hidden gems are the least-used restrooms on the show floor.

Layer Up
Bring a light sweater to have on the show floor. While the strip can feel like the Sahara, the Sands Expo and Convention Center is cold enough for a penguin to think he’s home.

Grab a Bag
Be prepared to receive a wheelbarrow’s worth of flyers, giveaways, and business cards. Don’t forget to pick up a free Premier bag when you first enter the show floor.

Take these tips with you to VEW and come by our booths #17114 or #MS12043!

Connective Tissue – Forward Together

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by Steve BakerSteve Baker
President, Eyefinity

My Vice President of Marketing quips that she sees herself as the connective tissue within the organization, citing that she needs to know a bit of everything to craft messages that fit like a glove. It’s a bit of crazy perspective, but when I think on it, she’s right. Continue reading

4 Things You Didn’t Know about VEW

Pick your classes, pack your most comfortable shoes, make dinner reservations— Vision Expo West is just around the corner! Here are 4 things we bet you didn’t know about VEW.Las Vegas Sign

  1. VEW is so big that 5 football fields would fit inside the exhibit space.
  2. About 24% of attendees are optometrists (based off Vision Expo West 2016)
  3. VEW is truly international! Last year, almost 200 international exhibitors attended VEW, representing 16 countries.
  4. Most attendees come from California (3,906 attended in 2016), while eye care professionals in Delaware are least likely to make it out to Vegas (1 attended in 2016).

We can’t wait for another fantastic VEW! Visit us at booth #17114 and #MS 12043 to learn how you can get a $1,000 gift card and qualify for huge monthly savings with a purchase of Eyefinity EHR.

Care Uncompromised – Forward Together

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by Steve BakerSteve Baker
President, Eyefinity

I want to personally share with you the next video in our #ForwardTogether video series featuring Dr. Masoud Nafey. I am proud to have Dr. Nafey on the Eyefinity team. We are so fortunate as a company to work alongside several doctors who drive our software forward together. Dr. Nafey has an inspiring story to share about his path to Optometry and the importance of making personal connections with patients. I am humbled to call him a colleague and friend.

 

Read Steve’s previous post here. | Read Steve’s next post here

Grit – Forward Together

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by Steve BakerSteve Baker
President, Eyefinity

The word “grit” has been on my mind a lot lately. I recently rode my fifth “Death Ride,” a 129-mile cycling event in the California Alps. The course covers five mountain passes and boasts 15,000 plus feet of lung-busting climbing. Don’t ask me why I do this. The adrenaline, perhaps? Or maybe that incredible feeling of pushing myself and accomplishing my goal. Continue reading

Eyefinity EHR: Check

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by April Jasper, ODDr_Jasper_short

I made it!

Hello from the other side. I am happy to report that all is going great with our implementation of Eyefinity EHR. I was never really worried about it, but I did have first day jitters. The nervousness is really more of a mind game than anything else. It is funny how you are either excited to get started or nervous about the unknown. We always try to keep a positive perspective, as it changes the outcome and outlook of the day for the better. Continue reading

Vision Expo West: How to Get Your Money’s Worth in Vegas

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Going to Vision Expo West isn’t cheap ($40 buffets…crazy!). However, VEW can be an important investment for your practice. Here are four ways to ensure you make the most out of this year’s show:

  1. Register for free! Let Eyefinity pick up the tab on registering for Vision Expo West.
  2. Take advantage of incredible education opportunities. From classes on glaucoma treatment to managing a business, there are over 320 hours of education for every role and experience level, including an entertaining MIPS talk (we promise that’s not an oxymoron) by Masoud Nafey, OD.
  3. Get a sweet deal. Vision Expo West has some of the best deals of the year. Think of it as the Black Friday for optometry. Come by the Eyefinity booth #17114 to find out how to get a $1,000 gift card.
  4. Connect with other ODs. The Las Vegas strip will be hopping with networking events during VEW. Check out a list of just some of the happy hours, receptions, and breakfasts you might want to attend.

If you do make it out to VEW, don’t be a stranger! We’d love to see you at our booths #17114 and #MS12043.