Latest Global Blindness & VI prevalence figures published in Lancet New paper notes that there were 253 million people with visual impairment—and a staggering 1.1 billion people with near vision impairment–in 2015. This Vision Loss Expert Group paper sets the stage for an updated IAPB Vision Atlas on World Sight Day 2017.
Helping to Make Children’s Vision Count Optometry Giving Sight is once again inviting all those who value good vision to support its major fundraising campaign for the year, the World Sight Day Challenge. The Challenge will run throughout October – with World Sight Day being celebrated on Thursday October 12th.
WCO E-Newsletter – Summer 2017
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