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  1. World Diabetes Day

    10 November 2015

    Diabetic Retinopathy (DR) affects 1 in 3 persons with Diabetes Mellitus (DM) and is a leading cause of vision loss in working adult populations. By 2025 almost 600 million people may be living with diabetes. World Diabetes Day takes place on the 14th November every year and is the world’s largest diabetes awareness campaign led by the International Diabetes Federation.

  2. Celebrating World Sight Day 2015

    8 October 2015

    On the occasion of World Sight Day 2015, the latest issue of World Focus highlights the contribution that optometrists are making to implement eye care for all and how they are actively involved in shaping the response of the profession to make eye care for all a reality at all levels.

  3. WCO recruits new Executive Director based in St Louis, USA

    30 September 2015

    The Head Office of WCO is moving to St Louis, Missouri on 1 October 2015. An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Executive Director.

  4. Hyderabad to host the 2017 World Congress of Optometry Conference

    21 August 2015

    India will host the world's largest gathering of optometry and eye care professionals at Hyderabad, 11- 13 September 2017.

  5. WCO announces international optometrists awards winners at 1st World Congress of Optometry

    17 August 2015

    The World Council of Optometry (WCO) has announced the recipients of three prestigious international awards recognising outstanding contributions to optometry. The announcement was made during the WCO/FEDEPTO 1st World Congress of Optometry, 14 – 16 August in Medellin in Colombia.

  6. The World Council of Optometry pleased to announce Alcon as Platinum Sponsor of the First World Congress of Optometry

    13 August 2015

    The World Council of Optometry (WCO) and the Colombian Federation of Optometrists (FEDOPTO), organisers of the 1st World Congress of Optometry, are delighted to announce Alcon as platinum sponsor of the event. The Congress takes place from 14 - 16 August in Medellin, Colombia, and is the first global event to encompass all aspects of optometry in order to share knowledge, explore clinical and technological innovation and establish an agreed holistic policy for the sector and for the future of accessible eye care.

  7. Nominations for The Paul Berman Young Leader Award Extended

    6 July 2015

    Nominations for The Paul Berman Young Leader Award have been extended to Monday 13 July 2015

  8. Supporting eye care in Nepal - donate today

    16 June 2015

    e recent earthquakes in Nepal have left more than 8800 people dead and 23,000 injured. There has also been catastrophic damage to infrastructure and property. Many people have lost or broken their glasses and the significant amount of dust has caused or exacerbated eye and vision problems.

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