WCO project surveys scope of practice

WCO project surveys scope of practice

Scope mapThe WCO Legislation, Registration and Standards Committee has developed a questionnaire to capture the scope of practice around the world. This work has been funded jointly by the Norwegian Association of Optometry and the UK’s College of Optometrists.

Why is this needed?

Data from the questionnaire will be used to identify gaps in practice. WCO member countries will be able to use this information when preparing their own strategies for developing optometry in their region.

This clearly represents a very valuable member benefit as most of the data will only be available for internal use by member countries and regions.

Completing the questionnaire

It is important that there is one contact person in each country who is responsible for completing, in consultation with other professionals, and submitting, the questionnaire.

If you would like to complete the questionnaire for your country, please contact enquiries@worldoptometry.org and we will send you a unique username and password.

If you have previously submitted a questionnaire for your country as part of the pilot, you may use the same username and password.

Forgotten your details?

If you have forgotten your username or password, please contact us.


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Scope of Practice website

Some of the information gathered by the questionnaire is available on a public website. Visit to find out more about optometry in your country.

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Completed questionnaires

Below is a list of countries who have already completed the questionnaire.

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Ecuador
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Guyana
  • Hong Kong
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Latvia
  • Korea
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nigeria
  • Norway
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Serbia
  • Slovenia
  • South Africa
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turkey
  • UK
  • Ukraine
  • USA

Please find below the Power Point Presentation given by the President at ECOO’s General Assembly in Dublin, Ireland in 2012.

Presentation – Scope of Practice