Changes in Optometry over the past 90 years

Changes in Optometry over the past 90 years

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  • 2003 – Community I-Care programs begin in Asia Pacific including its partnership with Croc Festival to provide free vision care & eyewear to children in remote parts of Australia.
  • 2005 – The World Council of Optometry adopted the Global Competency-Based Model of Scope of Practice in Optometry, which provides a rational framework for addressing the challenges of professional harmonization.
  • 2007 – The U.K. passed a statute granting optometrists independent prescribing privileges – moving them from diagnostic to therapeutic practice.