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.

The Four Competency Levels of Optometry Based on “A Global Competency-Based Model of Scope of Practice in Optometry”

Background In 2005, the General Delegates Meeting of the World Council of Optometry (WCO) formally adopted the Global Competency-Based Model of Scope of Practice in Optometry. This model had been designed to provide a rational framework for addressing the challenges of increased practitioner mobility across international borders and the need to promote greater harmonisation of