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World Optometry Day is March 23; WCO Launches Competency Framework

This week, March 17-23, 2024, is World Optometry Week, with March 23 specifically designated as World Optometry Day. This year’s theme is “Advancing Optometry’s Commitment to Global Eye Care.”

To celebrate, the World Council of Optometry (WCO) has launched a competency framework for optometry. The WCO website reads, “Developed by the WCO Education Committee, this document highlights the competencies required for optometry to participate most effectively in the international eye care agenda. The WCO Competency Framework for Optometry marks a significant milestone in advancing eye health worldwide.”

“Optometry needs to be prepared to participate in multiple roles within health systems, and to work with others in the delivery of care. The competencies described in the framework give optometry opportunity to participate widely, potentially in leadership roles in teams,” says Peter Hendicott, WCO’s immediate past president.

Read the full news release here. 

Read more news from WO here.

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