Read how the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is working to eliminate avoidable blindness in its “VISION 2020” Newsletter for April 2017.
(Denver CO: April 11th, 2017). Essilor of America and Optometry Giving Sight have announced the recipients of study loans for students of Optometry at Mzuzu University in Malawi, Africa. The loans will cover full tuition and living costs for the 5 years of the Bachelor of Vision Science, commencing in this Academic Year.
Today the WCO emailed a Request for Proposal (RFP) to its members for co-hosting the 3rd World Congress of Optometry in 2019. The RFP can also be accessed here.
Greetings World Council of Optometry Member! Are you planning to attend the 2nd World Congress of Optometry in Hyderabad, India 11-13 September 2017? Do you know someone who might be interested in attending? Great news! The early bird registration has just been extended until 14 April 2017. Why you should attend: Scientific track – Cutting
Just $5 can help a child see their future clearly. To donate now to Our Children’s Vision and help change the life of a child, text GIFT to 27722. (Currently limited to U.S. phones only)
If you submitted your World Optometry Day activities to the WCO using the online form posted on this website, thank you! Take a look at the submissions we received.
Don’t miss the 2nd World Congress of Optometry being held in Hyderabad, India, Sept. 11-13, 2017. Here’s a preview of what you’ll find. See you in September! Remember, early bird registration ends March 31, 2017. View the Hyderabad video now.
WCO Contributes Blog Posts for World Optometry Day & the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness
“Let’s meet: World Congress of Optometry” by WCO President, Dr. Uduak Udom (right) and “Optometry is Compassion” by WCO Immediate Past President, Dr. Susan Cooper (left)
March is full of “health days” that are important for eye care, and March 23 was no different: World Optometry Day. It was an opportunity to draw the spotlight on a key eye care profession and their critical role in tackling uncorrected refractive errors. Uncorrected refractive errors (URE) affect people of all ages and ethnic groups and
News from the IAPB – 12-18 March 2017 was World Glaucoma Week (WGW); a global initiative to raise awareness of glaucoma, the second leading cause of blindness. About 50% of all glaucoma cases are undiagnosed in developed countries; this figure is as high as 90% in the developing parts of the world. It is estimated that the number