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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.


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.


AMERICAN ACADEMY OF OPTOMETRY FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES THE 2019 WILLIAM C. EZELL FELLOWSHIP RECIPIENTS ORLANDO, FL (April 30, 2019) – The American Academy of Optometry Foundation announces the thirteen recipients of the 2019 William C. Ezell Fellowships. The Ezell Fellowship program is named after the founding President of the AAOF, William C. Ezell, OD. It was

BHVI: The Opportunity of International Collaborations

International collaborations and alliances bring great intrinsic value to global programs especially if the mission of the partnering institutions or organisations are closely aligned. This year the Foundation is involved in two international exchange and support programs, which are helping to build capacity within our global optometry development program. One between Norway and Kenya; called

Are you a student from outside North America and planning to attend the 3rd World Congress of Optometry? Apply for a World Optometry Foundation (WOF) Student Travel Fellowship.

Accepting Applications from March 15 – July 31, 2019. The WOF is pleased to announce the first WOF Student Travel Fellowships for optometry students from outside North America to attend the 3rd World Congress of Optometry. The WOF Student Travel Fellowship Program was created to encourage students to further educate themselves about optometry around the