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.

SECO 2019 Highlights New Show Features and New Orleans Hot Spots

ATLANTA, GA — September 10, 2018 — SECO International, the world’s leading annual conference providing the optometry industry outstanding educational opportunities since 1924, recrafts its offerings to serve the needs of the optometry community while enhancing show features and welcoming attendees to a brand new conference location in New Orleans, Louisiana. Prepare to strengthen your business