World Council of Optometry


In accordance with our mission to facilitate the development of optometry around the world, please see the below resources developed by the World Council of Optometry and other partners to help empower optometrists to push optometry forward both locally and globally. We thank our members as it is only with their support and continued membership that the WCO can provide these resources for all to access.

WCO members will soon have access to additional resources for members only as we continue to develop our website. As optometry is functioning at different levels around the globe, we are working to develop a Legislation, Registration, and Standards Toolkit for members to utilize which will provide assistance to countries as optometry becomes more established. If you have any questions, please contact us.


WCO Governance


Scope of Practice

Position Papers

Position Papers Endorsed by WCO

Why Optometry is Critical

Optometry Journals

  • See for free articles from these three top-ranked international optometry journals:
    • Clinical and Experimental Optometry
    • Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics
    • Optometry and Vision Science