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 see the statement below from WCO President Mr. Paul Folkesson along with an infographic that you are encouraged to share with your colleagues. All statements and infographics are available to download below in English, Italian, and Spanish. Thank you to Alcon for their work in translating both documents.June-12-Statement
Below you can download all statements from WCO concerning COVID-19.
WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION RESOURCES
WHO Infographic on Avoiding the Three C’sThree-Cs
WHO Infographics on Wearing Masks SafelyMedical-Mask-Info
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:
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.
Other Helpful Links
Cybersight Webinar Series: Unlocking Possibilities Beyond Lockdown
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