WCO President WSD Press Release 10-11-17
Will we be seeing you at the Council? IAPB’s annual Council of Members meeting is fast approaching, the event will be held in Kathmandu at the Hotel Yak and Yeti and is set to be a fantastic opportunity to network, learn and participate in our exciting programme. The special IAPB hotel rates at Yak and Yeti
The World Council of Optometry (WCO) announces international optometry award winners to be presented at the 2nd World Congress of Optometry
August 14, 2017, St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A. – The World Council of Optometry (WCO) has announced the winners of two prestigious international awards recognising outstanding contributions to optometry. The awards will be presented immediately preceding the 2nd World Congress of Optometry at the WCO Governing Board VIP Dinner which will be held on Sunday, September
Rotary helps prevent eye disease in partnership with the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness
About 80 percent of the world’s 285 million visually impaired people have treatable eye diseases, according to the World Health Organization. Rotary and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) aim to promote eye health to underserved communities.
Latest Global Blindness & VI prevalence figures published in Lancet New paper notes that there were 253 million people with visual impairment—and a staggering 1.1 billion people with near vision impairment–in 2015. This Vision Loss Expert Group paper sets the stage for an updated IAPB Vision Atlas on World Sight Day 2017.