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We’re Here to Support You

With COVID-19 spreading worldwide, the World Council of Optometry is committed to disseminating credible information to regarding preventable measures, well-being, and updates. Included below are WCO statements, infographics, videos and regional resources. We encourage you to follow guidelines from the World Health Organization (WHO) and your local government in order to fight the pandemic.


Below is the latest statement from September 3, 2020 from WCO President Mr. Paul Folkesson.

September 3 Statement

Reopening Infographic

As many offices begin to consider reopening and resuming operations, the World Council of Optometry (WCO) is here to provide support and resources to protect the health of yourself, your patients and your staff.

Please see the infographic below and please feel encouraged to share with colleagues. Thank you to Alcon and FEDOPTO for their translation work.

Need in Other Languages?

The Reopening Infographic is also available in Italian and Spanish.

Computer Vision Syndrome Infographic

Need in Other Languages?

The Computer Vision Syndrome Infographic is also available in Spanish.

Avoid Digital Eye Strain

Due to COVID-19, more people are working from home and that adds up to more screen time. This infographic can help you avoid digital eye strain, also known as Computer Vision Syndrome, now and in the future. Please share the downloadable version below to help others stay well too.

Contact Lens Wear Infographic


Contact Lens Wear