Welcome to the March edition of the ECOO newsletter! Click here to access the document.
A new report prepared by ECOO looks into visual standards for driving in Europe and highlights the implications for eye health and road safety.
The majority of blindness and vision impairment can be avoided by good eye and vision care and in many regions optometrists are the primary providers of this service. OCULUS is a consortium of educators from optometry schools in Europe (Norway, UK, Spain and the Netherlands) and beyond with a three-pillar strategy to reform optometric education in Israel and India and harmonise it with European standards.
The European Diploma in Optometry was developed to ensure a uniformly high standard of education and practice across the EU, with a view to support the free movement of optometrists in Europe. Interested universities and schools can benchmark their programme against the Diploma, with a number of institutions having successfully gained full accreditation.
In this video, we hear about the objectives of the European Diploma, the value it brings to students and universities across Europe, and future ambitions.