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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World Congresses

Our biennial World Congresses aim to strengthen the presence and impact of optometry globally by offering a global platform where practitioners, students, researchers and educators can share expertise and engage in the development of optometry’s future.

It is an opportunity to bring together optometrists, optometric educators, researchers and students from around the globe to network and learn through a mix of plenary sessions, continuing education lectures, clinical workshops, poster sessions and an extensive exhibit hall featuring the latest optometric innovations.

Past Congresses have been held in partnership with our members in Colombia, India and the USA.  We are pleased to partner with Optometry Victoria in Australia for WCO4.

Information regarding the RFP for the 5th World Congress of Optometry will be added on our site once available.

Past Meeting Locations

Below is a map of past Education Conferences, Globalization Conferences, World Congresses and Board of Directors Meetings.