EYE CARE EVERYWHERE As the world population increases and ages, we are entering a new era of blindness and visual impairment—an era where existing efforts are at serious risk of being overwhelmed, potentially leading to a threefold increase in blindness by 2050. The latest prevalence data shows that progress between 1990 and 2015 resulted in
VOSH International: Announcing 2018 Harry I. Zeltzer Lifetime Achievement Award V.E. (Bud) Falkenhain, OD VOSH-Missouri VOSH/International proudly announces selection of Dr. Bud Falkenhain for its 2018 Harry I. Zeltzer Lifetime Achievement Award.Dr. Falkenhain was cited for his passionate pioneering and visionary leadership throughout the years in the establishment of VOSH and well beyond. Dr. Falkenhain
The American Academy of Optometry Foundation (AAOF) is pleased to announce the 2018 Johnson & Johnson Vision Award of Excellence in Contact Lens Patient Care recipients. This award recognizes outstanding fourth-year student clinicians who have demonstrated excellent overall knowledge of the contact lens field plus skillful, considerate and professional care of contact lens patients during
Did you know that cataracts are responsible for 51% of world blindness? To learn more about how you can prevent cataracts, check out the link below. Use #cataractawarenessmonth on social media to help raise awareness. http://www.who.int/blindness/causes/priority/en/index1.html
May is Healthy Vision Month. To enhance vision worldwide, the WCO hopes that you will support optometry’s expansion of scope, support legislation promoting eye health and schedule your eye examination with your optometrist.
Launch of First Optometry School Brings New Hope for Haiti Port au Prince, Haiti, April 13, 2018: Today we celebrate the momentous occasion of opening the first optometry school in Haiti. The initial 19 students are the pioneers of their profession for Haiti. They have been recruited by I’Université d’État d’Haïti to begin their five
Please see the message below from Dr. Yazan Gammoh, Head of Scientific Committee of the Eastern Mediterranean Council of Optometry (EMCO). “Dear Colleagues, I am pleased to inform you that our 2nd EMCO International Congress will take place in Marrakesh, Morocco, on 21-22 September 2018. We are welcoming abstracts for oral or poster presentations, to send