Author Archives: Robert Foster

World Council of Optometry (WCO) Managing Director Appointment

The World Council of Optometry (WCO) is pleased to announce the selection of Susan J. Chiles M.A. as Managing Director. ‘We are very pleased to announce this appointment’, reports President Uduak Udom. “Susan will bring leadership and creativity to WCO along with a deep sense of commitment to our profession.” WCO is a non-profit membership

Call for Abstracts for 2017 World Congress

Call for Abstracts: The World Council of Optometry, Asia Pacific Council of Optometry and India Vision Institute present the 2nd World Congress of Optometry in Hyderabad, Indai from 11-13 September 2017. The theme of the meeting, “Accessible, Quality Vision and Eye Health” was chosen to complement the WHO Global Action Plan – Universal Eye Health.

WCO project surveys scope of practice

The WCO Legislation, Registration and Standards Committee has developed a questionnaire to capture the scope of practice around the world. This work has been funded jointly by the Norwegian Association of Optometry and the UK’s College of Optometrists. Why is this needed? Data from the questionnaire will be used to identify gaps in practice. WCO

OGS philanthropist of the year

PRESS RELEASE Thanks a Million, Vision Source!  Optometry Giving Sight is delighted to announce that the Vision Source Million Dollar Campaign has now achieved its target. The campaign, which was initiated in April 2014, sought to increase the amount of funds available to support all of Optometry Giving Sight’’s-funded projects throughout the world, with a