Optometry is defined as the professional practice of eye and vision care for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases and conditions of the eye and visual system–but it is so much more!
Optometry is compassionate and comprehensive patient eye health and vision care.
Optometry is the smile on a child’s face when they see the world clearly through their first pair of glasses.
Optometry is the gratitude of a senior when they can read their bible and letters from their grandchildren.
Optometry is the relief shown by patients when we alleviate their eye care concerns
The enormity of the challenge in meeting global eye care needs is daunting. However, my recent experiences show us that collaboration and joint action can take us a long way and provide positive results. I believe that WCO and our members will continue to play a leadership role in promoting eye health and vision care development around the world in close collaboration with other eye care providers and strategic partners.
Photo by: Lea Emerson, YWAM Medical Ships, #StrongerTogether Photo competition.
We have more posts to mark World Optometry Day!
- World Optometry Day
- Let’s meet: World Congress of Optometry
- Optometry – more than just eye care
- IAPB Position Papers on Spectacles (readymade, adaptable and recycled)
- The IAPB Vision Atlas on the impact of Myopia