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  1. WCO Governing Board meets in Bangkok

    30 November 2012

    Eighteen of our board members representing 13 countries from six world regions met in Bangkok, Thailand, in November for our latest Governing Board meeting.

  2. World Sight Day puts vision in the spotlight

    30 November 2012

    World Sight Day was celebrated in October in a bid to focus global attention on blindness, vision impairment and rehabilitation of visually impaired people. Here is a round-up of how YOU celebrated!

  3. Optometry educators in Thailand receive expert advice

    23 November 2012

    Educators in Thailand were given expert advice and guidance on the most effective ways to teach students of optometry at a two-day workshop organised by the World Council of Optometry (WCO) and delivered by the Brien Holden Vision Institute (BHVI).

  4. WCO position paper on stand alone refraction

    16 November 2012

    In October, the World Council of Optometry published a position paper on stand alone refraction.

  5. Fellowship programme to fund eye care projects

    11 October 2012

    The World Council of Optometry (WCO) is set to hand out US$20,000 to optometrists around the world as part of the organisation’s Fellowship programme.

  6. New president for AFCO

    2 October 2012

    The African Council of Optometry has welcomed Dr Cecil Nwafor, from Nigeria, as their new president.

  7. Optometry receives recognition in Argentina

    28 September 2012

    Optometry was officially recognised by the Argentinean government in September.

  8. European Academy calls for abstracts for Malaga 2013

    25 September 2012

    Abstracts that focus on accreditation, development of the profession and increasing capacity to deliver eye care are being invited for the European Academy of Optometry and Optics' next annual conference.

  9. New name for ICEE

    18 September 2012

    On 3 September 2012, ICEE (International Centre for Eyecare Education) became known as the Public Health Division of the Brien Holden Vision Institute to signify its long-standing partnership with the organisation.

  10. WCO Board Member receives alumni award

    30 August 2012

    WCO Board Member Dr Gerald Lowther has received the Alumni Medalist Award from Ohio State University, USA.

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