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  1. Hyderabad to host the 2017 World Congress of Optometry Conference

    India will host the world's largest gathering of optometry and eye care professionals at Hyderabad, 11- 13 September 2017.

  2. WCO announces international optometrists awards winners at 1st World Congress of Optometry

    The World Council of Optometry (WCO) has announced the recipients of three prestigious international awards recognising outstanding contributions to optometry. The announcement was made during the WCO/FEDEPTO 1st World Congress of Optometry, 14 – 16 August in Medellin in Colombia.

  3. The World Council of Optometry pleased to announce Alcon as Platinum Sponsor of the First World Congress of Optometry

    The World Council of Optometry (WCO) and the Colombian Federation of Optometrists (FEDOPTO), organisers of the 1st World Congress of Optometry, are delighted to announce Alcon as platinum sponsor of the event. The Congress takes place from 14 - 16 August in Medellin, Colombia, and is the first global event to encompass all aspects of optometry in order to share knowledge, explore clinical and technological innovation and establish an agreed holistic policy for the sector and for the future of accessible eye care.

  4. Professor Brien Holden Passed Away on 27 July 2015 in Sydney

  5. Nominations for The Paul Berman Young Leader Award Extended

    Nominations for The Paul Berman Young Leader Award have been extended to Monday 13 July 2015

  6. Notification of General Delegates' Meeting, 16 August 2015, Medellin, Colombia

    Notice is hereby given of the next General Delegates' Meeting to be held on Sunday 16 August 2015 in Medellin, Colombia

  7. The World Council of Optometry relocates headquarters to USA

    We are pleased to advise that the WCO will be moving headquarters to the American Optometric Association (AOA) in St Louis, Missouri this autumn.

  8. World's leading manufacturer of contact lenses, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, to be headline sponsor of 1st World Congress of Optometry.

    We are delighted to announce that Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Companies is to be the headline sponsor of the 1st World Congress of Optometry 14 – 16 August 2015 in Medellin, Colombia.

Events

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

    3 - 4 September 2015

    Barcelona, Spain

  2. Silmo Academy Symposium

    25 - 28 September 2015

    Paris, France 

  3. VOSH Annual Meeting 2015

    9 - 10 October 2015

    New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

  4. African Council of Optometry and Zimbabwe Optometric Association Joint Conference 2015

    9 - 11 October 2015

    Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

  5. IAPB 10th General Assembly

    18 - 20 September 2016

    Durban, South Africa

  6. American Academy of Optometry Annual Meeting 2016

    9 - 12 November 2016

    Anaheim, California, USA

 

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