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Why Optometry?

In response to WHO’s Global Action Plan for the Prevention of Avoidable Blindness and Visual Impairment 2014 – 2019, Why Optometry provides the case for delivering high quality, advanced and equitable eye health and vision care for patients worldwide.

A Global Competency-Based Model of Scope of Practice in Optometry

This model provides a rational framework for addressing the challenges of increased practitioner mobility across international borders and the need to promote greater harmonization of optometric education.

Advocacy

Uncorrected Refractive Error and cataracts are overwhelmingly the leading causes of avoidable blindness throughout the world. WCO is in a great position to advocate on behalf of patients to governments and other bodies for timely access and appropriate care.

Healthcare Hero – July Feature

Healthcare workers worldwide are currently sacrificing their time, energy, personal health, and safety to protect our communities and we honor and thank them for their work. The World Council of Optometry (WCO) hopes to spread positivity during these challenging times by sharing the stories of healthcare heroes. We define a healthcare hero as a doctor,

German Optometrists May Apply for RAL Quality Mark

On 6th of May 2020 the RAL Deutsches Institut für Gütesicherung und Kennzeichnung e.V. (German Institute for Quality Assurance and Quality Marks) officially granted the Gütegemeinschaft Optometrische Leistungen, GGOL (Quality Association for Optometric Services) the right to award the RAL Quality Mark for Optometric Services. The RAL Quality Mark has been a well-known trademark for

NEWS RELEASE: Professor Mark Rosenfield is appointed new Editor-in-Chief of the College’s research journal, Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics

The College of Optometrists has appointed Professor Mark Rosenfield MCOptom, PhD, FAAO as the new Editor-in-Chief of its leading international vision science and optometry journal, Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics (OPO), as Professor David Elliott FCOptom, PhD, FAAO steps down from the role after 11 years. Professor Rosenfield is a Professor at the State University of

WHO Global Cooperation on Assistive Technology Team (GATE) Recruiting Assistive Technology Experts

Dear friends and colleagues, The World Health Organization’s Global Cooperation on Assistive Technology Team (GATE) is looking to recruit 5-6 assistive technology experts to support us with an exciting new digital project – to develop a machine reasoning system to support with the identification and selection of assistive products. This will include a range of