This past September 2016 Dr. Scott Drake and his wife, Dr. Linda Drake went to the Vision Expo West in Las Vegas. Vision expo is an important event which unites eyecare and eyewear professionals for one week to raise awareness of eye health. In fact, the International Vision Expo & Conference is a proud supporter of Think About Your Eyes, a national public awareness campaign designed to educate the public on the benefits of vision health and promote the importance of getting an annual comprehensive eye exam.
While at the conference Drs. Scott and Linda Drake had the opportunity to attend a huge variety of educational workshops, focusing on developments in treating eye disease, and vision issues. Some of the workshops offered focused on glaucoma, pediatric vision issues, and the newest contact lens technology. When asked about the impact of the vision expo, Dr. Scott Drake said “it’s very important for eye doctors to learn about all the newest technology available. While we are constantly keeping up-to-date by reading optometric journals, there is no substitute for hands-on demonstrations. Giving our patients the best possible care is our goal, and continuing our learning at conferences like Vision Expo helps us help our patients.”