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.

Our Children’s Vision Founding Partner, Vision for Life is Helping Grow Philanthropic Programs by Donating Ready2Clip™ Glasses to ALL Our Children’s Vision Partners

Ready2Clip™ offers a large range of quality frames and ready-to-mount lenses. The best part – glasses can be prepared and dispensed on the spot. Applying is easy. All you need to do to participate is: Download and complete the expression of interest form Send the form to contact@visionforlifefund.org Vision for Life will be in touch

Report Highlights New Health Concern for Rohingya Refugees: Eye Health & Needed Treatment for Preventable Blindness

Report Highlights New Health Concern for Rohingya Refugees: Eye Health & Needed Treatment for Preventable Blindness Seva Foundation’s situational analysis details eye care needs of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh BERKELEY, Calif. – The Seva Foundation, an international eye health and blindness-prevention organization, recently released a new report to assess the eye care needs of the

2018 VSP & FYI Doctors/ AAOF Practice Excellence Scholarships

The American Academy of Optometry Foundation (AAOF), with the support of VSP Global®, is now accepting nominations for the VSP & FYI Doctors/ AAOF Practice Excellence Scholarships.                                 This industry sponsored award is bestowed annually to two optometry students entering their fourth year as Class of 2019 at each of the U.S. schools and colleges

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF OPTOMETRY FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES THE 2018 JOSEPH T. BARR EARLY CAREER CORNEA AND CONTACT LENS RESEARCH AWARD RECIPIENT

The American Academy of Optometry Foundation is pleased to announce Eugene Appenteng Osae, OD, as this year’s recipient for the Joseph T. Barr Early Career Cornea and Contact Lens Research Award. Dr. Osae is a PhD candidate in physiological optics and a teaching assistant at the University of Houston College of Optometry. He was selected

International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) #EyeCareEverywhere Photo Competition

#EyeCareEverywhere Photo Competition IAPB is pleased to announce that the fourth edition of the World Sight Day photo competition is now open. Send us your eye care photos featuring the theme #EyeCareEverywhere and win USD 1000 and a Canon 1200D. This year, IAPB has a special category: delegates to the IAPB Council of Members in Hyderabad, India will

AMERICAN ACADEMY OF OPTOMETRY FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES THE 2018 WILLIAM C. EZELL FELLOWSHIP RECIPIENTS

ORLANDO, FL (July 5, 2018) – The American Academy of Optometry Foundation announces the thirteen recipients of the 2018 William C. Ezell Fellowships. The Ezell Fellowship program is named after the founding President of the AAOF, William C. Ezell, OD. It was established to provide talented post-doctoral students who are pursuing an advanced degree in