Vision Expo West 2018 Live Panels and Films

Join NewGradOptometry & CovalentCareers at the NewGradUniversity Booth (#23087) at Vision Expo West!

NewGradOptometry and CovalentCareers will have a dedicated booth and presence at Vision Expo West 2018 and we will be filming LIVE interviews with the top thought leaders in optometry. If you want to take your professional career to the next level and ask questions to the interviewees, stopping by our booth is a MUST!

The talks are live at booth #23087:

Things to keep in mind:

Want email notification reminders earch morning before the live talks start? Fill out this form and you’ll receive perfectly timed email reminders!

Show schedule:

Thursday at 10:30am – 11:00am

How To Grow and Scale Your Practice


Tony Clark, OD


Tony Clark, OD currently has 17 clinics, and hopes to add 3 more by the end of the year! He employs roughly 190 employees and about 25 doctors. In this talk, he’ll share top tips for adding locations and managing everything that comes with it!

Thursday at 12:00pm – 12:30pm

What You Need to Know About Co-management

Mark Dunbar, OD


Mark Dunbar, OD — one of the most well-known names in the profession when it comes to all things medical optometry — needs no introduction. Dr. Dunbar will be talking about how to get comfortable and confident with co-management, and how to establish strong working relationships with other providers.

Thursday at 1:30pm – 2:00pm

Medical Optometry 201


Scott Morris, OD


At Vision Expo East, we talked medical optometry 101 and how to make your practice more medically based. In this talk, we’ll dig deeper into the world of medical optometry and practice management.

Thursday at 4:30pm – 5:15pm

Pathways to Leadership in Corporate Optometry


Moderator: Jim Muniz, Director of Training and Development at DigitalOptometrics


We sit down with some of the most influential figures in corporate optometry to discuss the different range of business models in which optometrists can practice corporate optometry today, and what organizations are looking for in leadership positions.

Join us for a cocktail reception immediately following the conclusion of the talk!

Friday at 12:30pm – 1:00pm

Private Equity and Vertical Integration – The Future of Optometry?


Alan Glazier, OD


Private equity is playing an ever-increasing role in the profession in regards to how practices are bought and sold, and how practitioners seek “legacy” retirement pathways. Learn what this means for current and future practice owners.

Friday at 2:00pm – 2:30pm

Are Cold Start Optometry Practices Still Attainable?


Bob Steinmetz, OD and Eric Baas, OD


As disruptive forces and changes in technology and healthcare create challenges for optometry practice owners that they’ve never had to deal with before, we take a look at whether or not it is still viable to start an optometry practice cold, and what a cold start practice might need to do differently now in order to succeed.

Friday at 4:45 pm – 5:15pm

Women Thought Leaders in Optometry

Jennifer Lyerly, OD and Selena McGee, OD


We sit down with some of optometry’s most influential and successful women thought leaders and discuss the strides they are making in the profession and how they’ve transformed into role models for all young optometrists.

Saturday at 11:30am – 12:00pm

Going From Associate to Practice Owner

Allyse Curry, OD

Dr. Curry highlights how she went from associate OD to sole practice owner of an existing clinic as a new graduate. Learn about the most important things to consider when making this decision, and some of the biggest challenges and how to overcome them.

Saturday at 12:30pm – 1:00pm

The White Glove Optometry Practice


Kambiz Silani, OD


Dr. Silani will share his experience utilizing remote consultation, performing house call procedures, in addition to practicing traditional optometry with a high-tech presence to deliver the ultimate white glove experience to patients.

Saturday at 1:30pm – 2:00pm

Optometry and Telemedicine


John Gelles, OD


Dr. Gelles discusses what role telemedicine will begin to play in optometry and how you can utilize it in your practice.

But wait, there’s more!

covalentVision Expo West will be a great opportunity for new graduates looking for that first job, or any OD looking for new opportunities to demo and learn more about

Vision Expo West could be the PERFECT opportunity to meet and connect with potential employers! Make sure you come prepared to make a great first impression because your future employer might meet you at the booth!

Vision Expo West is always special, and a place where all of the top dogs in optometry meet. It is a great place to learn a few things, have fun, and make long lasting friendships. Networking is such an important part of growing your professional network, especially in such a small profession like optometry.
We hope to see you at the booth where you can meet some of these key leaders, and maybe find your next big opportunity.

Want email notification reminders each morning before the live talks start? Fill out this form and you’ll receive perfectly timed email reminders!



About Antonio Chirumbolo

Antonio Chirumbolo
Antonio Chirumbolo, OD, is Associate Director of Marketing at CovalentCareers. Antonio's focus is in the world of digital publications and healthcare marketing, with special attention on content creation, management, and development.

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