In Focus: Profession celebrates World Optometry Week

The World Council of Optometry created a new framework for the future of eye care and a new partnership for presbyopia was formed. Andrew McCarthy-McClean reports

World Optometry Week 2024 took place on March 17-23 and highlighted the importance of the profession for addressing the growing prevalence of eye health problems.

It noted that optometry worked towards achieving better access, affordability, equity and equality for eye health and vision care as human rights.

Dr Sandra Block, president of the World Council of Optometry (WCO), said World Optometry Week was an opportunity to share the importance of taking care of your eyes with the public and show how optometry was doing that.

She also highlighted the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Eye Care Competency Framework, which was designed to describe the competencies needed at all levels of eye care, as one of the steps forward for the profession.

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