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  1. 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.

  2. Online registration now open

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

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

  4. 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.

  5. WCO Plan supporting universally accessible eye care prompts continued collaboration with WHO

    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.

  6. Mexican Optometrists Celebrate Official Recognition

    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.

  7. 1st World Congress of Optometry website launches

    The countdown to the world’s first international optometry congress is now underway with the launch of, the dedicated website for the event.

  8. Call for Abstract submissions for First World Congress 2015 now closed


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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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