• 2nd World Congress of Optometry Huge Success
  • Sustainable Vision Care Worldwide
  • Global Education and Advocacy
  • 2nd World Congress of Optometry Huge Success

Why Optometry?

In response to WHO’s Global Action Plan for the Prevention of Avoidable Blindness and Visual Impairment 2014 – 2019, Why Optometry provides the case for delivering high quality, advanced and equitable eye health and vision care for patients worldwide.

A Global Competency-Based Model of Scope of Practice in Optometry

This model provides a rational framework for addressing the challenges of increased practitioner mobility across international borders and the need to promote greater harmonization of optometric education.

Advocacy

Uncorrected Refractive Error and cataracts are overwhelmingly the leading causes of avoidable blindness throughout the world. WCO is in a great position to advocate on behalf of patients to governments and other bodies for timely access and appropriate care.

Dr. Claro M. Cinco Passes Away; was 1988 Recipient of WCO International Optometrist Award

Dr. Claro M. Cinco has passed away on October 21, 2017. Dr. Cinco was a well known leader in Philippine Optometry for many years, and the 1988 recipient of the WCO international optometrist award. Please join us as we extend our deepest sympathy to Dr. Cinco’s family, friends and professional associates in the Philippines and around

VOSH/International Officers Installation, Awards, Global Presentations Highlight VOSH Annual Meeting in Chicago

VOSH/International Officers Installation, Awards, Global Presentations Hightlight VOSH Annual Meeting in Chicago VOSH/International, an international non-profit committed to providing eyecare to those in need with its 82 chapters world-wide, highlighted the Annual VOSH meeting held this year in Chicago with installation of its new officers and giving its two top awards. Attendees and presenters came