COVID-19 NEWS

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, WHO advice to the public, regional resources, and visual resources.

STATEMENTS FROM WORLD COUNCIL OF OPTOMETRY

WCO Statement and Infographic Concerning Reopening and Resuming Operations

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 the statement below from WCO President Mr. Paul Folkesson which includes recommendations and resources along with an infographic that you are encouraged to share with your colleagues.

May-15-2020-Reopening-Statement-from-WCO

Infographic-Tips-for-Reopening-After-COVID-19

Below you can download all statements from WCO concerning COVID-19.

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION RESOURCES

WHO Free Mobile App for COVID-19

The World Health Organization has launched the WHO Academy app to help healthcare workers during COVID-19 pandemic.

Here is a link to the website for more information. Download the free app through:

Apple App Store

Google Play Store

WHO COVID-19 Webpage

You can find advice for the public regarding COVID-19 on this webpage of the World Health Organization website.

REGIONAL RESOURCES & HELPFUL LINKS

Updated April 29, 2020

The World Council of Optometry is committed to disseminating relevant and accurate information regarding COVID-19 to our members and followers. Below are links to regional information and we will continue to update as more regions submit their guidance. Please take all proper precautions sent out by local and global health organizations to ensure your well-being and safety.

Region

ALDOO

Pan American Health Organization

APCO

Association of Malaysian Optometrists

Association of Malaysian Optometrists PDF

Optometry Australia

Optometry Council of India

ECOO

European Council of Optometry and Optics

National Federation of Optometrists and Opticians of Italy

Spanish General Council of Optometry

Government of Spain

North America

American Academy of Optometry

American Optometric Association

Canadian Association of Optometrists

Caribbean Public Health Agency

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

National Center for Biotechnology Information

Other Helpful Links

International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness

Women in Optometry

Cybersight Webinar Series: Unlocking Possibilities Beyond Lockdown

The Evolving Epidemiology of COVID-19 and its Impact on Health (Eye) Care Services

Post COVID Lockdown and Eye Care Services – What is in the offing?

Inclusive Eye Health Services and Reaching the Vulnerable post COVID19

Systems Management Post COVID Lockdown

National Program Strategies Beyond COVID-19

VISUAL RESOURCES

COMPUTER VISION SYNDROME INFOGRAPHIC

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.

CVS-Infographic

CONTACT LENS AND GLASSES USE INFOGRAPHIC

To view the below infographic in more languages, click here.

Contact-Lens-Wear-and-Coronavirus-CORE