• 2nd World Congress of Optometry Huge Success
  • Sustainable Vision Care Worldwide
  • Global Education and Advocacy

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.


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.

VOSH/International Officers Installation, Awards, Global Presentations Highlight VOSH Annual Meeting in Chicago

VOSH/International Officers Installation, Awards, Global Presentations Hightlight VOSH Annual Meeting in Chicago VOSH/International, an international non-profit committed to providing eyecare to those in need with its 82 chapters world-wide, highlighted the Annual VOSH meeting held this year in Chicago with installation of its new officers and giving its two top awards. Attendees and presenters came