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.

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF OPTOMETRY FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES THE 2019 WILLIAM C. EZELL FELLOWSHIP RECIPIENTS

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF OPTOMETRY FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES THE 2019 WILLIAM C. EZELL FELLOWSHIP RECIPIENTS ORLANDO, FL (April 30, 2019) – The American Academy of Optometry Foundation announces the thirteen recipients of the 2019 William C. Ezell Fellowships. The Ezell Fellowship program is named after the founding President of the AAOF, William C. Ezell, OD. It was