• 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.

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

Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry Announces Special Recognition Award Recipients

Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry Announces Special Recognition Award Recipients Lifetime Achievement Award Given to Dr. Melvin Shipp ROCKVILLE, MD, June 1, 2017 – The Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 Special Recognition Awards. ASCO Lifetime Achievement Award Dr. Melvin Shipp, Dean

Changes in Optometry over the past 90 years

Did you know?… 2010 – The U.S. passes national health care legislation designating children’s vision as an essential benefit. 2010 – All Japan Optometric and Optical Association developed certification program.  No practitioners in Japan will be able to register without possessing the educational background stipulated by the association. 2010 – The Middle Eastern Council of