World Council of Optometry

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The World Council of Optometry (WCO) is a membership organization for the development of optometry (eye care) internationally.[1] The WCO is the first and only optometric organization to have official relations with the World Health Organization (WHO)[1] which represents 250,000 optometrists from 75 member organizations in over 40 countries.[2] The WCO organizes the World Congress of Optometry.[3]

In 2015, the WCO relocated to the American Optometric Association (AOA) headquarters in St Louis, Missouri, United States.[4]

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  1. ^ a b "The World Council of Optometry (WCO)". World Health Organization. Retrieved 11 November 2015.
  2. ^ "World Council of Optometry". International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness. Retrieved 11 November 2015.
  3. ^ "World Congress of Optometry". World Council of Optometry. Retrieved 11 November 2015.
  4. ^ "World Council of Optometry Relocating to American Optometric Association Headquarters in St. Louis". American Optometric Association. 20 May 2015. Retrieved 11 November 2015.

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Coordinates: 38°39′31″N 90°24′22″W / 38.6585°N 90.4060°W / 38.6585; -90.4060