WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION (WHO) QUOTES OPTOMETRY AS FOLLOWS:
“Optometry is a primary health care profession which emphasizes on prevention and remediation of disorders of visual system through examination, diagnosis and management of visual disorders.”
THREE O’S IN EYE CARE:
WHAT IS WORLD COUNCIL OF OPTOMETRY'S (WCO) CONCEPT OF OPTOMETRY?
Optometry is a healthcare profession that is autonomous, educated, and regulated (licensed/registered), and optometrists are the primary healthcare practitioners of the eye and visual system who provide comprehensive eye and vision care, which includes refraction and dispensing, detection/diagnosis and management of disease in the eye, and the rehabilitation of conditions of the visual system.