World Council of Optometry

World Sight Day 2021 – Hear from WCO’s Presidents Group!

This World Sight Day, WCO has joined with IAPB as a global partner. Hear from WCO’s Immediate Past President, Current President, and President-Elect on their messages for this global day of awareness and why it is important to #LoveYourEyes. 

 

Dr. Scott Mundle  

WCO’s Immediate Past President, Dr. Scott Mundle, is a practicing optometrist in Canada. Scott and his team have pledged to Love Their Eyes this World Sight Day to help draw attention to the importance of eye health for all. 

In the video below, hear from Scott on the importance of quality, accessible eye care and what it means to #LoveYourEyes.  

 

Mr. Paul Folkesson  

WCO’s Current President, Mr. Paul Folkesson, is an authorized optometrist in Sweden. 

In the video below, Paul talks with Dr. Johan Semby on what World Sight Day means to the global eyecare community, and the importance of coming together to raise awareness.  

 

Prof. Peter Hendicott 

WCO’s President-Elect, Prof. Peter Hendicott, is a Professor at the School of Optometry at the Queensland University of Technology in Australia.

In the video below, Peter addresses Australia’s next generation of optometrists for World Sight Day on global vision loss and its heavy burden on economically disadvantaged communities. Hear why he says it is imperative that today’s students become tomorrow’s leaders.  

 

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