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.

SECO 2019 to Host Leading Annual Optometry Conference in New Orleans

SECO 2019 to Host Leading Annual Optometry Conference in New Orleans  New weekend continuing education hours and flexible registration pricing to suit the industry’s needs   ATLANTA, GA — August 8, 2018 — SECO International is pleased to announce that SECO, the world’s leading annual conference providing the optometry industry outstanding educational opportunities since 1924, is set to stage

Invitation to attend EMCO Second Congress in Marrakesh, Morocco

Please see the letter below from Dr. Younis Doudin, EMCO President… Dear Colleague, After the remarkable success of the first EMCO conference in Beirut two years ago, our second conference (the 2nd EMCO International Congress) will take place in Marrakesh, Morocco, on 21-22 September 2018 at  Mövenpick Hotel Mansour Eddahbi Marrakesh. On behalf of EMCO, I extend

Our Children’s Vision Founding Partner, Vision for Life is Helping Grow Philanthropic Programs by Donating Ready2Clip™ Glasses to ALL Our Children’s Vision Partners

Ready2Clip™ offers a large range of quality frames and ready-to-mount lenses. The best part – glasses can be prepared and dispensed on the spot. Applying is easy. All you need to do to participate is: Download and complete the expression of interest form Send the form to contact@visionforlifefund.org Vision for Life will be in touch

Report Highlights New Health Concern for Rohingya Refugees: Eye Health & Needed Treatment for Preventable Blindness

Report Highlights New Health Concern for Rohingya Refugees: Eye Health & Needed Treatment for Preventable Blindness Seva Foundation’s situational analysis details eye care needs of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh BERKELEY, Calif. – The Seva Foundation, an international eye health and blindness-prevention organization, recently released a new report to assess the eye care needs of the

2018 VSP & FYI Doctors/ AAOF Practice Excellence Scholarships

The American Academy of Optometry Foundation (AAOF), with the support of VSP Global®, is now accepting nominations for the VSP & FYI Doctors/ AAOF Practice Excellence Scholarships.                                 This industry sponsored award is bestowed annually to two optometry students entering their fourth year as Class of 2019 at each of the U.S. schools and colleges