Category Archives: Global vision

Meet Dr. Timothy Fricke: Supporting Optometry Programs in Vietnam Through the WCO Fellowship Programme

Meet Dr. Timothy Fricke: Supporting Optometry Programs in Vietnam Through the WCO Fellowship Programme Dr. Timothy Fricke of Melbourne, Australia was recently granted a fellowship to support emergent optometry programs in Vietnam. His work for the fellowship will begin November 7, 2018 and end December 1, 2018. Dr. Fricke has been mentoring eye care educators in Vietnam since

The Four Competency Levels of Optometry Based on “A Global Competency-Based Model of Scope of Practice in Optometry”

Background In 2005, the General Delegates Meeting of the World Council of Optometry (WCO) formally adopted the Global Competency-Based Model of Scope of Practice in Optometry. This model had been designed to provide a rational framework for addressing the challenges of increased practitioner mobility across international borders and the need to promote greater harmonisation of