Signatories hope that the School will commence in October (Denver, CO: July 18th 2017). A Memorandum of Agreement has been signed to establish the first ever School of Optometry in Haiti. The School is a collaboration between l’Universite d’Etat d’Haiti (UEH), Brien Holden Vision Institute, Optometry Giving Sight, VOSH International and Charity Vision with support
If you are attending the Council of Members meetings in Kathmandu, it’s time to start thinking about your travel arrangements.
Did you know?… 2010 – The U.S. passes national health care legislation designating children’s vision as an essential benefit. 2010 – All Japan Optometric and Optical Association developed certification program. No practitioners in Japan will be able to register without possessing the educational background stipulated by the association. 2010 – The Middle Eastern Council of
Did you know?… 2003 – Community I-Care programs begin in Asia Pacific including its partnership with Croc Festival to provide free vision care & eyewear to children in remote parts of Australia. 2005 – The World Council of Optometry adopted the Global Competency-Based Model of Scope of Practice in Optometry, which provides a rational framework
Did you know?… 1998 – African Council of Optometry (AFCO) is launched. 1999 – World Health Organization (WHO) launched global vision initiative, Vision 2020: The Right to Sight to combat avoidable blindness. 2000 – New Zealand and Australia have a mutual recognition agreement in which optometrists that are registered in one country may practice in
Did you know?… 1995 – Active optometric involvement in U.S national research produces results (example: Collaborative Longitudinal Evaluation of Keratoconus Study and Ocular Hypertension Treatment Study). 1995 – Israeli government allows optometrists to serve as the primary point of access for all age ranges; but must have children under age of six and adults 60
Did you know?… 1988 – Pearle Vision Foundation grants funds to organizations seeking cures for Diabetic Retinopathy. 1988 – Give the Gift of Sight in-store programs begin with vouchers for free new eyewear in LensCrafters stores across North America. 1991 – First Give the Gift of Sight Global Clinic to Costa Rica: 8,600 people helped.
Did you know?… 1976 – First Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Agent (TPA) Law passed (West Virginia). Allows therapeutic drugs by optometrists. 1978 – The Asia Pacific Council of Optometry (APCO) began when International Federation of Asia and Pacific Association of Optometrists was formed. 1978 – The Latin American Association of Optometry and Optics (ALDOO) was founded.