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  1. Professor Brien Holden Passed Away on 27 July 2015 in Sydney

  2. Nominations for The Paul Berman Young Leader Award Extended

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

  3. Notification of General Delegates' Meeting, 16 August 2015, Medellin, Colombia

    Notice is hereby given of the next General Delegates' Meeting to be held on Sunday 16 August 2015 in Medellin, Colombia

  4. The World Council of Optometry relocates headquarters to USA

    We are pleased to advise that the WCO will be moving headquarters to the American Optometric Association (AOA) in St Louis, Missouri this autumn.

  5. 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.

  6. 1st World Congress of Optometry attracts top names in international eye health care

  7. WCO calls for nominations for forthcoming elections

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


  1. 1st World Congress of Optometry

    14 - 16 August 2015

    Medellin, Colombia

  2. Elite School of Optometry International Vision Science and Optometry Conference 2015

    14 - 15 August 2015

    Tamalnadu, India

  3. The 7th International Conference on Ocular Infections (ICOI 2015)

    3 - 4 September 2015

    Barcelona, Spain

  4. Silmo Academy Symposium

    27 September 2015 - 28 September 2016

    Paris, France 

  5. VOSH Annual Meeting 2015

    9 - 10 October 2015

    New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

  6. African Council of Optometry and Zimbabwe Optometric Association Joint Conference 2015

    9 - 11 October 2015

    Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

  7. IAPB 10th General Assembly

    18 - 20 September 2016

    Durban, South Africa


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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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