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
News from the IAPB – 12-18 March 2017 was World Glaucoma Week (WGW); a global initiative to raise awareness of glaucoma, the second leading cause of blindness. About 50% of all glaucoma cases are undiagnosed in developed countries; this figure is as high as 90% in the developing parts of the world. It is estimated that the number
Check out the latest news from the India Vision Institute’s February 2017 newsletter here.
The Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) is pleased to announce that Volume 42, Number 2 (Spring 2017) of the Journal, Optometric Education, is now available at journal.opted.org.
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The 23rd of March is marked as World Optometry Day and the following week as World Optometry Week. World Optometry Day is generally celebrated to create awareness about optometry as a profession. How are you celebrating World Optometry Day 2017? Let us know what you are doing to celebrate and we will share your news on
Denver, CO (March 7, 2017) – Students from thirty Schools of Optometry and pre-Optometry clubs across North America have raised more than $40,000 as part of the 2016 World Sight Day Student Challenge, to help fund the development of Optometry in underserved communities throughout the world. “Our sincere thanks to the student leaders from the
March 8th is International Women’s Day! Did you know that globally, women account for around 60% of all blindness and visual impairment – an imbalance that is reflected in every region of the world, especially Asia and Africa. To improve access regardless of gender requires multi-pronged efforts and working within the belief system of a particular
2017 Marks World Council of Optometry 90 Year Anniversary The World Council of Optometry (WCO) was originally founded in Cologne, Germany in 1927 as the International Optical League—Ligue Internationale d’optique. In 1970 the name was changed to the International Optometric and Optical League (IOOL) and was based in the United Kingdom. In 1996, the IOOL