• 2nd World Congress of Optometry Huge Success
  • Sustainable Vision Care Worldwide
  • Global Education and Advocacy
  • 2nd World Congress of Optometry Huge Success

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, ICO, WCO and IDF Issue Diabetes Statement

The International Association for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB), International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO), World Council of Optometry(WCO)  and International Diabetes Federation (IDF) issued a statement this week to help strengthen health systems to manage diabetic eye disease and to provide integrated care for diabetes and eye health. READ MORE: DR_Statement_2.0_Online

How Optometry Council of India Celebrated World Sight Day

Today is World Diabetes Day, but remember to increase awareness of optometry by celebrating eye care observances throughout the year. For example, here’s a summary of how the Optometry Council of India celebrated World Sight Day on October 2, 2017. World Sight Day 2017 Final Report If you or your community are doing something special to

Survey Reveals Misconceptions about Diagnosing Diabetes & Related Eye Diseases

November is Diabetes Month, and November 14, 2017 is Diabetes Day. Did you know those living with diabetes in the U.S. are three times more concerned about losing vision than possible side effect of kidney failure?  St. Louis, Missouri (October 31, 2017) — More than 30 million Americans have diabetes and another 84 million have

November is Diabetes Month

Did you know that in 2016, eye doctors found diabetes-related manifestations in approximately 320,000 patients who were not aware they had diabetes? A dilated eye examination by a doctor of optometry is one of the most efficient ways to detect new cases of diabetes. This November, American Diabetes Month®, AOA offers members resources to educate