Bad Habits “The EyeDocs of Rock” to Perform at Vision Expo East Opening Party

Bad Habits “The EyeDocs of Rock,” the longtime rock band comprised of several practicing optometrists, will perform at Vision Expo East’s opening night party. Co-hosted by Vision Source and ODs on Facebook and sponsored in part by Marketing4ecps, Vision Expo, Ocuco and Pentavision, Uprise and EDGEPro, the party will take place on Friday, March 27 at Sony Hall inside New York City’s Paramount Hotel from 9 p.m. until midnight. Free drinks will be offered from 9 p.m.–10 p.m.

Soul singer Katie Kadan, who was a finalist on Season 17 of The Voice, will make a special guest appearance courtesy of Mondottica Eyewear.

All Vision Expo attendees are invited to the opening night party. Attendee badges are required for entry. Free tickets are available by visiting sponsors in the Exhibit Hall at Vision Expo. Register at

“Our love of rock music brought us together more than 30 years ago and we love sharing our passion with fellow eyecare professionals,” said bassist Michael “Jules” Raies, OD. “We’re looking forward to kicking off Vision Expo East in March with a really fun show and hope to see everyone there.”

The longtime band started playing together in 1987 when three of the current members were optometry students at Ohio State. Bassist Michael “Jules” Raies, OD; keyboardist/guitarist Mark Schindler; guitarist Pat Dollenmayer, OD; keyboard player Bob Glass, OD; and drummer Tony Fenton, OD have performed at numerous optometry conventions and events since 2000. The band has also played at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twenty times and has been an opening act for classic rock bands like Lynyrd Skynyrd, Cheap Trick and 38 Special. All the band members but Schindler are practicing optometrists.

Vision Expo East kicks off on Thursday, March 26 in The River, one of three new neighborhoods to debut at Vision Expo East 2020. Education at Vision Expo will take place March 26–29, 2020. The Vision Expo main Exhibit Hall will be open from March 27–29, 2020.

To register for Vision Expo East 2020, visit and be sure to follow along on all of Vision Expo’s social media channels, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.


About Vision Expo
Vision Expo East (The River: March 26–29, 2020; Education: March 26–29, 2020; Exhibition: March 27–29, 2020) in New York City and West (Education: September 23–26, 2020; Exhibition: September 24–26, 2020) in Las Vegas are trade-only conferences and exhibitions for eyecare and eyewear presented by co-owners Reed Exhibitions and The Vision Council. Vision Expo is the complete event for ophthalmic professionals, where eyecare meets eyewear, and education, fashion and innovation mingle. In the Vision Expo Exhibit Hall, eyecare providers can discover trends, interact with new technologies and access innovative products and services. The Vision Expo education program is driven by the profession, offering content of the highest quality and relevance to enhance overall patient care. For more information, visit and follow Vision Expo on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

About The Vision Council
Championing better vision for better lives, The Vision Council positions its members for success by promoting growth in the vision care industry through education, advocacy, research, consumer outreach, strategic relationship building and industry forums. Furthermore, through a partnership with Think About Your Eyes, The Vision Council supports consumer education around eyewear and eyecare.