It's backing Optometry’s Fund for Disaster Relief and other efforts.
International Vision Expo has released a statement on its efforts to support those affected by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma:
As the vision industry prepares to gather in Las Vegas, we at International Vision Expo extend our sincerest thoughts to those affected by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. We have received an incredible amount of interest and concern from Vision Expo supporters, attendees and exhibitors, looking for ways in which they can help those affected by these events.
The vision industry is and always has been a close, supportive community. To this end, Vision Expo supports Optometry’s Fund for Disaster Relief (OFDR), a program of Optometry Cares – The AOA Foundation.
In addition, Vision Expo extends its support to the efforts of The American Board of Opticianry & National Contact Lens Examiners (ABO-NCLE), in conjunction with its affiliated organizations including the Contact Lens Society of America (CLSA), Opticians Association of America (OAA) and the National Academy of Opticianry (NAO), encouraging contributions to the American Red Cross Hurricane Relief.
For the many members of the industry who have reached out in search of ways to show their support, we encourage you join behind these important efforts.
Details on how to support OFDR and the American Red Cross will be made available throughout the Vision Expo West show floor lounges, food courts and registration areas, or you can visit http://www.VisionExpoVegas.com/Relief to learn more about these disaster relief efforts, donate or request support.
If these storms are impacting your attendance to Vision Expo West, we have a dedicated team ready to help at 1-800-811-7151.