Why Optometry?

In response to WHO’s Global Action Plan for the Prevention of Avoidable Blindness and Visual Impairment 2014 – 2019, Why Optometry provides the case for delivering high quality, advanced and equitable eye health and vision care for patients worldwide.

A Global Competency-Based Model of Scope of Practice in Optometry

This model provides a rational framework for addressing the challenges of increased practitioner mobility across international borders and the need to promote greater harmonization of optometric education.

Advocacy

Uncorrected Refractive Error and cataracts are overwhelmingly the leading causes of avoidable blindness throughout the world. WCO is in a great position to advocate on behalf of patients to governments and other bodies for timely access and appropriate care.

Brien Holden Vision Institute: Myopia Education Program

Brien Holden Vision Institute: Myopia Education Program The Brien Holden Vision Institute Academy will launch a new myopia management course, ‘Complex Cases’, in November 2018. It will follow the original ‘Managing Myopia’ course, which, due to popular demand, will run again in October 2018. The online courses are accredited for continuing education points by COPE,

VOSH International: Announcing 2018 Harry I. Zeltzer Lifetime Achievement Award V.E. (Bud) Falkenhain, OD VOSH-Missouri

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

IAPB World Sight Day Photo Competition

IAPB World Sight Day Photo Competition #EyeCareEverywhere Photo Competition  After the immense success of our three successive photo competitions, the IAPB invites amateur and professional photographers from around the world to join us in celebrating the diversity of stakeholders and patients we reach. With support from Bayer Health Care, the theme for the international Photography