March is full of “health days” that are important for eye care, and March 23 was no different: World Optometry Day. It was an opportunity to draw the spotlight on a key eye care profession and their critical role in tackling uncorrected refractive errors.
Uncorrected refractive errors (URE) affect people of all ages and ethnic groups and are the main cause of vision impairment. They often result in lost education and employment opportunities, lower productivity and impaired quality of life. Today, we have a selection of blog posts on optometry from some of our members. Before we dive in, IAPB CEO Peter Ackland highlights our Position Papers on readymade, adjustable and recycled spectacles—‘good practice’ recommendations from the IAPB refractive error workgroup. Some of you may even be interested in the IAPB Low Vision Workgroup’s Low Vision curriculum for a variety of eye care professionals.
Check out the WCO’s blog post contributions here:
- Let’s meet: World Congress of Optometry – by WCO President, Dr. Uduak Udom
- Optometry is Compassion – by WCO Immediate Past President, Dr. Susan Cooper