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INTERNATIONAL VISION EXPO & CONFERENCE WEST TO BE HELD OCT. 16-18

INTERNATIONAL VISION EXPO & CONFERENCE WEST TO BE HELD OCT. 16-18
 WHAT: Over 10,000 members of the ophthalmic community will convene during the three-day trade event to view the latest fashions and newest technologies in the $17 billion optical market. Among the 350 exhibitors are the largest manufacturers and suppliers of frames and lenses.
 WHERE: Anaheim Convention Center
 800 West Katella
 Anaheim, Calif.
 Exhibit Halls C&D
 WHEN: Friday, Oct. 16, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
 Saturday, Oct. 17, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
 Sunday, Oct. 18, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
 HIGHLIGHTS:
 AOA President James Leadingham will discuss "The Future of Optometry" in a keynote address to attendees, exhibitors and exhibitors and media on Friday, Oct. 16, at noon in room 7 in the C-Hall at the Anaheim Convention Center. Dr. Leadingham will cover key trends facing optometry, including presbyopia.
 The program will also feature a special presentation in which the Vision Council of America will introduce a major new patient awareness program on presbyopia. VICA's two spokespersons for the nationwide program -- presbyopia specialist John W. Potter, O.D., and Hollywood entertainer Diahann Carroll, herself a presbyope -- will discuss their roles in a campaign that is designed to benefit practitioners and the general public.
 WHO: Vision Expo West is one of two annual trade shows sponsored by the Vision Council of America (VICA), a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the needs of the entire ophthalmic community, and produced by Association Expositions & Services, a member of the Reed Exhibition Companies.
 CONTACT: Gina Mattina, 714-490-2749, (press office).
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