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  1. World's leading manufacturer of contact lenses, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, to be headline sponsor of 1st World Congress of Optometry.

    We are delighted to announce that Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Companies is to be the headline sponsor of the 1st World Congress of Optometry 14 – 16 August 2015 in Medellin, Colombia.

  2. 1st World Congress of Optometry attracts top names in international eye health care

  3. WCO calls for nominations for forthcoming elections

  4. WCO approved as COPE administrator ahead of 1st World Congress of Optometry

  5. Sign the petition to establish an independent Indian Council of Optometry and support high quality, affordable eye for millions of Indian people

    The regulation and recognition of optometry in India will benefit millions of people who currently cannot access the eye and vision care that they need.

  6. Online registration now open

    Online registration is now open for the 1st World Congress of Optometry.

  7. Raising awareness of glaucoma and its impact: World Glaucoma Week, 8 – 14 March

  8. World Council of Optometry Searching for a New Head Office Location

    For the past seven years the World Council of Optometry has been hosted by the College of Optometrists, their associate member in the UK. WCO has been well served by this arrangement and are grateful to the College for their generosity and support during this time. Due to the College’s need for additional space, this arrangement will come to an end in June of this year.


Working to make quality eye health and vision care
accessible to all

We facilitate the development of optometry around the world and support optometrists in promoting eye health and vision care as a human right.

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WCO, through its charity the World Optometry Foundation, is a partner in Optometry Giving Sight

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