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.