Vision Expo East 2018 Live Panels and Films by NewGradOptometry & CovalentCareers

Mar 6, 2018
5 min read

Vision Expo East 2018 promises to be a fantastic event. NGO and Covalent Careers will be there hosting some fantastic live panels and films.

We are filming panel discussions and live talks at Vision Expo East 2018. and partner, will have a dedicated booth and presence at Vision Expo East 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 #1267:


Things to keep in mind:

Show schedule:

Friday at 09:30am – 10:00am

One-on-one with Scott Jens, OD, Founder of RevolutionEHR


How to assess the market for opportunity and build a company that focuses on teamwork and Disney principles.

sponsored by Rev360

Friday at 10:30am – 11:30am

How to Sell Your Way to a More Successful Practice: A Look at Contact Lens and Optical in the Modern Day Practice

Antonio Chirumbolo, OD | Steve Turpin, OD | Drew Dias, ABOC-AC | Ed Buffington

Friday at 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Everything You Need to Know about Resume Building: Don’t let your dream job end before it begins

The Covalent Careers Team

Friday at 2:30pm – 4:00pm

Live Talk Series


2:30 – 2:50pm : Steve Turpin, OD – Getting Comfortable with Specialty Contact Lenses

2:50 – 3:10pm : Covalent Careers – Finding Career Happiness

3:10 – 3:30pm : Cory Hakanen, OD – Should You Get a Degree Just Beyond Your OD?

3:30 – 4:00pm : Alan Glazier, OD – Keeping Staff Motivated

Saturday at 12:15pm – 1:15pm

Medical Optometry 101: How to make your practice more medically based

Daniel Epshtein, OD | Patricia Fulmer, OD, FAAO | Antonio Chirumbolo, OD | Mark Dunbar, OD

Saturday at 1:40pm – 3:00pm

Live Talk Series


1:40 – 2:00pm : Bryan Rogoff, OD – The Future of Optometry

2:00 – 2:20pm : Aaron Lech, OD – Combatting Disruption in the Profession

2:20 – 2:40pm : Daniel Epshtein, OD – Uveitis and Ultra Wide-field Imaging

2:40 – 3:00pm : Keith Smithson, OD – Everything You Need to Know About Sports Vision

Saturday at 3:15 pm – 4:15pm

Eenie, meenie, miney, moe…To Which Kind of Practice Should I Go?

Matt Geller OD | Patricia Fulmer, OD, FAAO | Kristin O’Brien, OD | Chun AuYeung, OD | Cory Hakanen, OD | Keith Smithson, OD

Sunday at 10:30am – 11:30am

Top Things I Wish I Knew Before Graduation

Laura Goldberg, OD | Sabrina Mayo, OD | Patricia Fulmer, OD, FAAO | Antonio Chirumbolo, OD

Live Talk Series


12:00 – 12:20pm : Emilie Seitz – Optometry School Behind the Scenes: Transparency and Marketing Yourself

12:20 – 12:40pm : Covalent Careers – Finding Career Success

12:40 – 1:00pm : Chun AuYeung, OD – Opening Cold From Someone Currently Doing It

3:00 – 3:20pm : Josh Johnston, OD – Building A Dry Eye Practice

Optometry Student Career Workshop

Presented by CovalentCareers + NewGradOptometry in collaboration with NYSOA and SUNY College of Optometry

Join us Saturday from 10:00am – 12:00pm for a workshop that will provide valuable in-person and take-home information, enhance your ability to find a job that aligns with your life goals, and provide fundamental knowledge to build upon prior to graduation. You’ll hear directly from 3 new graduate optometrists who will share what works and what doesn’t.

Register for Vision Expo East (it’s FREE for students) and the student session.

Optometry Student Networking Event

Find some time to meet, network, and connect with other optometry students on:

Saturday, March 17
8:30PM – 12:30AM
Hard Rock Cafe Times Square

All optometry students are invited to attend this annual fundraiser for New Eyes for the Needy. RSVP for your FREE entry (wristband and 2 drink tickets, a $70 value).

Tickets be distributed at the end of the Optometry Student Career Workshop.

2018 Vision Expo East Show Dates & Hours

Education Dates & Hours:

But wait, there’s more!


Vision Expo East 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 East 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 East 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.

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About Antonio Chirumbolo, OD

Antonio works in Client Marketing at CovalentCareers. His passions are everything and anything digital media.