In April, Beatriz (our wonderful optician) and my mom joined me in New York for Vision Expo East: a GIGANTIC eyewear, continuing education and instrument convention in New York City.

international vision expo

Beatriz and Dr. Allen in Times Square

Beatriz and Dr. Allen in Times Square

I have been to many conventions: we are required to do continuing education hours every year, and usually the quality of the education is the best at national conventions. Vision Expo East was by far the best convention I have ever been to. The quality of the education for doctors and staff was outstanding, and the classes were different than offered anywhere else. This is an excellent continuing education opportunity for me, Dr Allen and my staff at Premier Vision of Dallas.

The vendors at Vision Expo are also different: the instrument and pharmaceutical reps and the variety and quality of the eyeglasses offered was international and amazing! At Premier Vision of Dallas, we are changing some of our eyeglasses offered: we want to go with quality made, curated collections that offer something different to our patients. The purpose of New York trip was to visit with new and interesting frame vendors and find 2 new lines to offer right now, and to scope out fresh new frames for the future. We also wanted to get continuing education and have fun in the Big Apple!

Introducing New Designer Eyewear Collection

We are excited to introduce new lines of Eyewear collections to choose from, all for a great price. Some of the new choices are:

  • Etnia Barcelona, a boutique line from Spain that is colorful, fun and a little different from what you’ve seen before
  • NW77th, a frame line designed by opticians, that adds subtle details, pops of color and is made in the US

In the future, we are considering a line that is fully customizable, other eclectic men’s line from Canada and one that is environmentally conscious: made from recycled plastics and cotton. This means that every time a patient comes in to the office, there will be new and exciting frames to choose from. It also means a few more trips to New York for Dr. Allen and crew!

dr allen and crew

Call Premier Vision of Dallas to make an appointment to see Dr Allen checkout our exciting new Eyewear collection!