Author Archives: Garryn Marlen

Happy World Optometry Day

Happy World Optometry Day! Our theme is “Bring Vision to World Optometry in 2020.” In light of COVID-19, this World Optometry Day we ask that you promote awareness of optometry globally through social media. Please review local guidelines concerning COVID-19, the World Health Organization guidelines and practice social distancing when possible. We will be liking

IAPB Global Assembly – Important Deadlines

Only days left to claim early-bird accommodation rates!  The official hotels of GA2020 are the Fairmont Singapore and the Swissotel Stamford. Both accommodation options are directly connected to the GA2020 venue – the Raffles Convention Centre. IAPB members can enjoy exclusive room rates with complimentary breakfast when they book their rooms before 29th February 2020 at Fairmont Singapore. Don’t miss this

Applauds to Brazil!

WCO would like to applaud Brazil for advocating for the development of optometry and acknowledging its importance and role in primary care. Read more: https://www.cboo.org.br/artigo/ministerio-da-saude?fbclid=IwAR1q5Coh12qrHgxuR2dwyR-ac6-vrMu_lWSUv5MK4oykzcHleTrxIPE56Qc

WCO President Attends the World Health Organization’s 146th Executive Board Meeting

WCO President Mr. Paul Folkesson recently represented the WCO during the World Health Organization’s (WHO) 146th Executive Board Meeting in Geneva, Switzerland. One important agenda item is WHO’s World Report on Vision, which will impact each and every country around the globe. Be sure to download and review the WHO World Report on Vision: https://www.who.int/publications-detail/world-report-on-vision