The premier gathering of independent optical professionals, taking place on Saturday, April 20, 2024,  in Frisco, Texas

SIOS Hours 10 am – 6 pm
SIOS Cocktail Party 6 pm – 8 pm

FREE Admission

Yellow Flower
Frisco Hall -5353 Independence Pkwy. Frisco, TX 75035.

Frisco Hall
5353 Independence Parkway

Introducing the newest independent optical event, the Southern Independent Optical Show, or SIOS for short. Like a number of regional shows over the years, we felt it was time we bring the best of independent eyewear to the South with all the class and none of the sass of other shows. This is your opportunity to share your independent brand with opticians and optometrists from all over the South as we kick off SIOS 2024.

The principals behind SIOS have exhibited their wares at shows large and small for decades and are bringing the best of the worldwide optical shows to the Dallas/Ft. Worth area on Saturday, April 20, 2024. .

Here are the independent brands who will be showcasing their newest styles

Laibach & York
Bellinger House
Odette Lunettes Eyewear
Zero G
orgreen eyewear
Swissflex Eyewear
Entourage of 7
Blac Eyewear
Nathalie Blanc
20/20 Now
Caroline Abram Eyewear
Courtland Eyewear
FAOSA Eyewear
X-Ide eyewear
Victory Optical
Rye & Lye Eyewear
Talla Eyewear
The Eyewear Consortium
ROGER Eyewear
BAJIO Eyewear logo
Gold+Wood Eyepieces logo
OGI Eyewear
Johann Von Goisern
O&X New York
Oliver Goldsmith
Rain City Eyewear
Article One Eyewear
CODA Optics

Not only will independent optical companies find a wonderfully large space in which to show their latest products, but SIOS will kick off a set of classes by some of the most sought-after speakers in optical making the inaugural Southern Independent Optical Show a must-experience event.

All courses are Arkansas approved


Barry Santini 10:30 am -12:30 pm
Carrie Wilson 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Kayla Ashley 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Carrie Wilson
Carrie Wilson
Carrie is not only one of the nicest people in optical, she is a goldmine of information and insight for opticians.
Barry Santini
Barry Santini
Barry has taught more opticians the right way to do optical for years and SIOS is lucky to bring his expertise and wit to Texas.
Kayla Ashlee
Kayla Ashlee
Kayla is the founder of Spexy, an international optometric speaker, a certified optician, and an optometric renegade with a direct and relatable approach to training.
Darlene Grubbs
Darlene Grubbs
Darlene is an optician’s optician. Darlene knows her market and how to sell high-end independent eyewear. Her knowledge and expertise is unparalleled and she will be sharing a little advise at SIOS 2024.