In honor of International Women’s Day, we would like to send our gratitude to women around the world for their work, and for enriching the lives of others. We especially recognize all women optometrists and eye care professionals for making a difference both locally and globally. Click here for more information about International Women’s Day.
The World Council of Optometry (WCO) and the American Academy of Optometry (Academy) will be co-hosting the 3rd World Congress of Optometry in conjunction with the Academy meeting to be held in Orlando, Florida, USA at the Orange County Convention Center. The meeting will feature joint CE tracks and will take place October 23-28, 2019.
Be sure to check out ECOO’s Blue Book to review the latest data on the professions of optometry and optics in Europe. ECOO-Blue-Book-2017 For more information, please click on the link below.
Check out the latest issue of the India Vision Institute Newsletter. IVI News Letter – October 2017
DID YOU KNOW? “In 2016 alone, doctors of optometry identified diabetes-related manifestations in more than 320,000 patients who were unaware they had diabetes, leading to prompt diagnoses and care, which minimizes the risk of complications,” said Christopher J. Quinn, O.D., president of the AOA. “A dilated eye examination by a doctor of optometry is one
This year’s focus is Women and Diabetes. To increase awareness for the Diabetes month of November and World Diabetes Day today, form a circle at your institutions and wear the color blue. The blue circle is a global symbol of diabetes awareness. If you have any stories or photos to share on your contributions to
November is Diabetes Month, and November 14, 2017 is Diabetes Day. Did you know those living with diabetes in the U.S. are three times more concerned about losing vision than possible side effect of kidney failure? St. Louis, Missouri (October 31, 2017) — More than 30 million Americans have diabetes and another 84 million have
Please be beware of predatory conferences. Only those conferences/meetings affiliated with the WCO or our members or partners are listed on our website. Please check there first before committing to a conference that is not represented by optometry. Earlier this year, the WCO joined forces with the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) to address this
Did you know that in 2016, eye doctors found diabetes-related manifestations in approximately 320,000 patients who were not aware they had diabetes? A dilated eye examination by a doctor of optometry is one of the most efficient ways to detect new cases of diabetes. This November, American Diabetes Month®, AOA offers members resources to educate
Check out the latest issue of the WCO E-News now – including the 2nd World Congress of Optometry wrap-up, the WCO’s 90-year anniversary video, World Sight Day photos, and more!