Saudi Arabia, on behalf of the Eastern Mediterranean Region, urged member states to adopt the new World Health Organization action plan on avoidable blindness.
Seeing is Believing is providing US$3m to support innovation in eye health.
The World Health Organization's action plan for the prevention of blindness and visual impairment 20142019 was approved by the World Health Assembly on 22 May.
The Global Optometry Resource platform is now operational in three new languages: French, Spanish and Portuguese.
Smoking is known as a major risk factor for developing macular degeneration and has been linked to cataract.
The Jordanian General Association of Optics (GAOP), in collaboration with the Jordanian Ophthalmic Society and the Middle East Africa Council of Ophthalmology, hosted its First International Congress in Amman last week.
The Norwegian Association of Optometry held its annual conference and general assembly in April.
Cardiff University, UK, are offering five optometrists a Scholarship to study the MSc Clinical Optometry at their School of Optometry.
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