Our mission is to facilitate the development of optometry around the world and support optometrists in promoting eye health and vision care as a human right through advocacy, education, policy development and humanitarian outreach.

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Student Connection

Students are the future of the optometric profession and any student currently enrolled in optometry school is eligible to join our email list. We encourage you to get involved with your regional association as well as check back into our website for ways you can stay involved.  You are the future of the profession and we wish you success in optometry school!

What you will receive:

  • WCO newsletter
  • Other WCO content and alerts 

Please note: 

  • Your information may be shared with the six regions (Africa, Asia Pacific, Eastern Mediterranean, Europe, Latin America and North America) 
  • When you complete the form below, you can either opt-in or opt-out of receiving our communications. However, to receive our newsletter and other content, will you need to opt-in.
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  • If a data breach were to occur, you will be notified as soon as possible.