Category Archives: Global vision

World Glaucoma Week Update from the IAPB

  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

World Optometry Day 2017

The 23rd of March is marked as World Optometry Day and the following week as World Optometry Week. World Optometry Day is generally celebrated to create awareness about optometry as a profession. How are you celebrating World Optometry Day 2017?  Let us know what you are doing to celebrate and we will share your news on

Optometry Giving Sight Announces World Sight Day Student Challenge Winners

Denver, CO (March 7, 2017) – Students from thirty Schools of Optometry and pre-Optometry clubs across North America have raised more than $40,000 as part of the 2016 World Sight Day Student Challenge, to help fund the development of Optometry in underserved communities throughout the world. “Our sincere thanks to the student leaders from the

Today is International Women’s Day

March 8th is International Women’s Day! Did you know that globally, women account for around 60% of all blindness and visual impairment – an imbalance that is reflected in every region of the world, especially Asia and Africa. To improve access regardless of gender requires multi-pronged efforts and working within the belief system of a particular