The organisers of Vision Expo have announced Vision Expo East will take place from May 25-28 next year.

Originally scheduled to take place from March 18-21, 2021, the exposition’s new dates represent a decision made by the organisers to allow exhibitors more time to prepare.

Mitch Barkley, vice president of trade shows and events at the Vision Council, which organises Vision Expo, said: ‘The decision to host Vision Expo East in May instead of March is the result of thoughtful and frequent communication with our members over the past few months.’

Barkley added that the coronavirus pandemic had led to an ‘uncertain environment for holding events’ and challenging times for many members of the optical community.