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.

WCO Legislation, Registration & Standards Committee Chair Outlines Advocacy Program Capstone

Our Children’s Vision Trinidad and Tobago (OCVTT) Background The Government of Trinidad and Tobago implemented a screening program for eyes and ears for children in school. Children who failed the screening were then referred to optometrists for further testing. In the past, the program had been slow and ineffective in providing spectacles for impoverished children.

American Academy of Optometry 2018 Award Recipients

Each year the American Academy of Optometry recognizes distinguished individuals who have made countless important contributions to advancing the profession of optometry. “Every nominee represents exactly what the American Academy of Optometry and the American Academy of Optometry Foundation hope to inspire in all of us,” Donald O. Mutti, OD, PhD, FAAO, Awards Committee Chair, said