The 23rd of March is marked as World Optometry Day and the following week is World Optometry Week. World Optometry Day is generally celebrated to create awareness about optometry as a profession. How are you celebrating World Optometry Day 2018? Let us know what you are doing to celebrate and we will share your news in
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.
The International Association for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB), International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO), World Council of Optometry(WCO) and International Diabetes Federation (IDF) issued a statement this week to help strengthen health systems to manage diabetic eye disease and to provide integrated care for diabetes and eye health. READ MORE: DR_Statement_2.0_Online
Here’s an updated version of the WCO’s 90th Anniversary video that was originally shown at the Governing Board & Awards Dinner in Hyderabad, India on September 10, 2017. As our anniversary year is quickly coming to a close, we would like to sincerely thank all our dedicated members, volunteers, speakers and educators who have contributed
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
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!
Thanks to all for submitting their World Sight Day activities and photos, and for increasing optometry awareness around the world. World Sight Day Activities 2017 WSD Photo Collage