• Professional Collaboration Across Borders
  • 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.

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.

2017 Solar Eclipse – Safe Viewing Tips from WCO member, the American Optometric Association ARE YOU READY FOR THE SOLAR ECLIPSE ACROSS AMERICA? On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of the United States will have a solar eclipse. The moon will cover at least part of the sun for 2 to 3 hours. Halfway through,

Memorandum of Agreement signed for Haiti School of Optometry

Signatories hope that the School will commence in October (Denver, CO: July 18th 2017). A Memorandum of Agreement has been signed to establish the first ever School of Optometry in Haiti. The School is a collaboration between l’Universite d’Etat d’Haiti (UEH), Brien Holden Vision Institute, Optometry Giving Sight, VOSH International and Charity Vision with support

IAPB Sponsorship Opportunities

IAPB’s Council of Members meetings (15-18 Sep 2017) present many unique sponsorship opportunities for interested organisations. This includes space to present and showcase work to over 250 delegates from the eye health sector. In particular, if your organisation works within the South East Asia region, this will be a fantastic chance to connect with others who