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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.

WHO Global Cooperation on Assistive Technology Team (GATE) Recruiting Assistive Technology Experts

Dear friends and colleagues, The World Health Organization’s Global Cooperation on Assistive Technology Team (GATE) is looking to recruit 5-6 assistive technology experts to support us with an exciting new digital project – to develop a machine reasoning system to support with the identification and selection of assistive products. This will include a range of

Happy World Optometry Day

Happy World Optometry Day! Our theme is “Bring Vision to World Optometry in 2020.” In light of COVID-19, this World Optometry Day we ask that you promote awareness of optometry globally through social media. Please review local guidelines concerning COVID-19, the World Health Organization guidelines and practice social distancing when possible. We will be liking