Young Professionals Club

About the Program

Young ProfessionalsInternational Vision Expo’s Young Professionals Club is a FREE club for new ODs who have been out of school for five years or less. Currently, being a member entitles you to:

  • FREE Exhibit Hall Entry to Vision Expo East and West, a $150 value
  • Six FREE hours of continuing education at Vision Expo East and West, a $552 value
  • Exclusive member events at Vision Expo East and West and other conferences
  • Subscription to Allergan OPTOMETRY JUMPSTART®, NewGradOptometry.com,  New OD magazine, and Vision Voice, a monthly e-newsletter for eyecare professionals
  • International Vision Expo mug

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Connect with other members on these special platforms created for the Young Professionals Club


Benefits at Vision Expo West

YPC members receive free exhibit hall registration and six free hours of CE at Vision Expo East and West.

To receive your benefits when you register for Vision Expo, enter code YPCVE in the Priority Code field at the top of the registration page. (You must qualify for the Young Professionals Club and be a member to receive these benefits)

Young Professionals Club Events at Vision Expo West


Young Professionals Club Partners

  • newOD
  • NGO

The Young Professionals Club is sponsored by: JumpStart

If you have questions, email us at shows@thevisioncouncil.org.


Are you a Young Professional in the Optical Industry, but not an OD?

This club will be expanding to encompass other professional groups or optometry.  If you’re interested in becoming a future member (5 years or less out of school or in the ophthalmic industry), email us at shows@thevisioncouncil.org.  Please put “Future YPC Member” in the subject line and in the email list:

  • Your name
  • The year you graduated or entered the ophthalmic industry
  • What your job is (for example: ophthalmologist, optician, optical fashion, optical sales).

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