NEW YORK—Last week, thousands of members of the optical community arrived at New York City's Javits Center to attend Vision Expo East 2023. From some of the biggest companies in the world to mom-and-pop shops in small towns, Vision Expo offered something for everyone—and indies were well represented at this year’s show. This week, we’re taking a look at social media to see how Vision Expo East shaped up for some of the visiting independent ECPs.

The team at Pascarella Eye Care in Newtown, Pennsylvania, enjoyed a quick photoshoot at Morel’s booth. Image via pascarella_eyecare on Instagram

For the Clark Appler Optical team located in Towson, Maryland, Vision Expo East was a full family event. Image via clarkappleroptical on Instagram

Owl Optometry’s team traveled from Toronto, Ontario, Canada to Vision Expo East. Image via owloptometryroncy on Instagram

The Felice Dee Eyewear team, located in New York City, were excited to meet Thierry Lasry. Image via felice_dee_eyewear on Instagram

Eye Love Optical Boutique’s Shawna Clarke enjoyed choosing new collections for her Cazenovia, New York boutique. Image via eyeloveopticalboutique on Instagram

Eyes on Litchfield’s Tommasina Sideris, OD, located in Litchfield, Connecticut, enjoyed connecting with old friends and meeting new ones at Vision Expo. Image via eyesonlitchfield on Instagram

The Montana Eyes team, located in Santa Monica, California, ordered plenty of new eyewear at Vision Expo East. Image via montanaeyes on Instagram

Connecticut Vision’s Allise Markowski, OD, located in Suffield, Connecticut, took advantage of the education opportunities at Vision Expo East. Image via connecticutvision on Instagram