Wednesday, October 18, 2017 from 1:30-2:30 p.m Central Standard Time (U.S.) We invite you to join this webinar to learn about the Zika virus and how the Zika virus effects vision in babies whose mothers were infected with the virus during pregnancy and infants diagnosed with congenital Zika syndrome. In addition, the presenters will discuss
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.
Helping to Make Children’s Vision Count Optometry Giving Sight is once again inviting all those who value good vision to support its major fundraising campaign for the year, the World Sight Day Challenge. The Challenge will run throughout October – with World Sight Day being celebrated on Thursday October 12th.
WCO E-Newsletter – Summer 2017
Signatories hope that the School will commence in October (Denver, CO: July 18th 2017). A Memorandum of Agreement has been signed to establish the first ever School of Optometry in Haiti. The School is a collaboration between l’Universite d’Etat d’Haiti (UEH), Brien Holden Vision Institute, Optometry Giving Sight, VOSH International and Charity Vision with support
If you are attending the Council of Members meetings in Kathmandu, it’s time to start thinking about your travel arrangements.