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.
Online registration is now open for the 1st World Congress of Optometry.
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 Colleges need for additional space, this arrangement will come to an end in June of this year.
The Executive Board of the World Health Organisation (WHO) has announced that it intends to maintain its unique collaboration with the World Council of Optometry (WCO), the only optometry organisation in official relations with WHO.
Mexican optometrists have a great reason to celebrate today. After many years of indefatigable work, Article 79 of the Health Act has been finally modified, incorporating optometry among the health professions that require a university degree to be practised.
The countdown to the worlds first international optometry congress is now underway with the launch of www.worldcongressofoptometry.org, the dedicated website for the event.
14 - 15 May 2015
24 - 28 May 2015
University of Manchester, UK
14 - 16 August 2015
14 - 15 August 2015
3 - 4 September 2015
9 - 10 October 2015
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
9 - 11 October 2015
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
We facilitate the development of optometry around the world and support optometrists in promoting eye health and vision care as a human right.