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  1. WCO Official Relations with the World Health Organisation

    The World Health Organisation has just announced that it will maintain its official relations with the World Council of Optometry

  2. 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.

  3. Call for Abstract submissions for First World Congress 2015!

  4. WCO launches online education seminars for the new year

  5. VOSH/International bestows awards at Annual Meeting

  6. WCO and FEDOPTO join forces at Academy 2014 Denver

  7. World Diabetes Day: What is the optometrist's role in diabetes and eye health?

  8. Brien Holden wins award for vision science research


  1. SECO 2015

    4 - 8 March 2015

    Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta

  2. European Academy annual conference, Budapest 2015

    14 - 15 May 2015

    Budapest Hungary

  3. Third IACLE World Congress on Contact Lens Education.

    24 - 28 May 2015

    University of Manchester, UK

  4. UK Faculty of Public Annual Health Conference 2015 – ‘The Politics of Healthy Change’

    23 - 24 June 2015

    Gateshead, UK

  5. 1st World Congress of Optometry

    14 - 16 August 2015

    Medellin, Colombia

  6. Elite School of Optometry International Vision Science and Optometry Conference 2015

    14 - 15 August 2015

    Tamalnadu, India

  7. The 7th International Conference on Ocular Infections (ICOI 2015)

    3 - 4 September 2015

    Barcelona, Spain


Working to make quality eye health and vision care
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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