11 - 13 September 2017
The 2nd World Congress of Optometry, with the theme Accessible, quality vision and eye health is being held in Hyderabad, India from September 11-13, 2017. Building on the excitement from the 1st World Congress in Medellin in 2015 which attracted over 2300 delegates, this biennial congress is a World Council of Optometry initiative in partnership with its members the Asia Pacific Council of Optometry and the India Vision Institute. This years theme ties into the WHO Universal Eye Health: A global action plan 2014 - 2019, the target of which is a reduction in the prevalence of avoidable visual impairment by 25% by 2019. One of the ways to accomplish this is to have in place a strong and equitable eye health system within which optometry plays a valuable and essential role.