4th World Congress of Optometry Postponed Until 2023

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, private sector, and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

September 9, 2020 – St. Louis, Missouri, USA – After much consideration, the World Council of Optometry (WCO) has announced that the 4th World Congress of Optometry (WCO4) planned for Melbourne, Australia in 2021, will now be postponed to September 8-10, 2023. The partnership with Optometry Victoria South Australia (OV/SA) and the Optical Distributors and…

Primary care role of optometrists

Professor, Illinois College of Optometry
Organisation: World Council of Optometry
On World Optometry Day, Dr Sandra Block highlights the core primary care role of optometrists... First, I would like to congratulate all optometrists on World Optometry Day for all that you do to help people all over the globe to see better. Being that this year is 2020, everyone is focused on vision. The year 2020 provides us a great opportunity to publicly advocate…

Advocacy: Opening the Eyes of the World

Clinical Professor
Organisation: Indiana University School of Optometry

On World Optometry Day, Dr Don Lyon demonstrates the impact of strategic, well planned advocacy in eye health… The World Health Organization recently published the World Report on Vision. A sweeping document detailing the state of vision care on a global scale. The report indicates that globally there needs to be better accessibility and affordability…

Optometry Showcased in the Philippines

Regional Program Manager, Western Pacific
Organisation: International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness

Mid-June saw the Asia Pacific Optometry Congress held on the shores of Manila Bay, once again hosted by the Philippines. This regional derivative of Group A IAPB Members, World Council of Optometry, brought together representatives from over 30 countries, with a particular focus on the rise of Myopia in the region. Participants were encouraged to…

Myopia Awareness Week – getting people talking

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, private sector, and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
Organisation: IAPB

World Council of Optometry and Brien Holden Vision Institute are collaborating to bring us Myopia Awareness Week, 13 – 19 May 2019. Together they are inspiring action in caregivers to protect their children’s vision and changing the way optometrists understand and treat myopia. “We know that almost half the world’s population will be myopic by…

Ensuring that everyone has access to eye care

Professor, Illinois College of Optometry
Organisation: World Council of Optometry

On World Optometry Day, Dr Sandra Block, Professor at Illinois College of Optometry writes on behalf of the World Council of Optometry on optometry and WCO’s mission to promote eye health and vision care. Once a year, the world celebrates the optometry profession on World Optometry Day. Our profession is dedicated to ensuring that everyone has…