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Why Optometry?

In response to WHO’s Global Action Plan for the Prevention of Avoidable Blindness and Visual Impairment 2014 – 2019, Why Optometry provides the case for delivering high quality, advanced and equitable eye health and vision care for patients worldwide.

A Global Competency-Based Model of Scope of Practice in Optometry

This model provides a rational framework for addressing the challenges of increased practitioner mobility across international borders and the need to promote greater harmonization of optometric education.

Advocacy

Uncorrected Refractive Error and cataracts are overwhelmingly the leading causes of avoidable blindness throughout the world. WCO is in a great position to advocate on behalf of patients to governments and other bodies for timely access and appropriate care.

IAPB: Eye Health Heroes Programme

The IAPB Eye Health Heroes 2020 programme will recognise and celebrate young and upcoming frontline staff, volunteers, support staff and more within the eye health sector. For 2020, we are seeking nominations for Eye Health Heroes within three categories from across the eye health sector including those working in clinical, hospital, research, INGO/NGO, business and public policy settings.

July Edition of E-News

Dear members and followers, We are pleased to present the July edition of the WCO e-news. This e-news includes information about WCO activities, this month’s featured healthcare hero, a video from the WCO President-Elect and relevant news from WCO regions and country members. We continue to find ways to improve and expand WCO membership, and

Healthcare Hero – July Feature

Healthcare workers worldwide are currently sacrificing their time, energy, personal health, and safety to protect our communities and we honor and thank them for their work. The World Council of Optometry (WCO) hopes to spread positivity during these challenging times by sharing the stories of healthcare heroes. We define a healthcare hero as a doctor,

German Optometrists May Apply for RAL Quality Mark

On 6th of May 2020 the RAL Deutsches Institut für Gütesicherung und Kennzeichnung e.V. (German Institute for Quality Assurance and Quality Marks) officially granted the Gütegemeinschaft Optometrische Leistungen, GGOL (Quality Association for Optometric Services) the right to award the RAL Quality Mark for Optometric Services. The RAL Quality Mark has been a well-known trademark for

NEWS RELEASE: Professor Mark Rosenfield is appointed new Editor-in-Chief of the College’s research journal, Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics

The College of Optometrists has appointed Professor Mark Rosenfield MCOptom, PhD, FAAO as the new Editor-in-Chief of its leading international vision science and optometry journal, Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics (OPO), as Professor David Elliott FCOptom, PhD, FAAO steps down from the role after 11 years. Professor Rosenfield is a Professor at the State University of