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Dear Colleagues and Friends.
The World Council of Optometry (WCO) continues to evolve as the voice of the profession globally. It continues to be the only optometric organization worldwide to enjoy ‘Official Relations’ with the World Health Organization, giving it a significant status and role in the broader global public health community.
Optometry is stronger today than it has ever been, but with this expanded recognition and role comes greater responsibility. WCO understands this and is continually working towards an expanded presence for optometry in areas that need it the most. The work of WCO’s Regional Partners in areas such as Europe, Africa, Latin America, the Middle East and Asia Pacific, to name just a few, has resulted in better access and quality of vision and eye health all over the globe.
It is for this reason that WCO is pleased to host the 2nd World Congress of Optometry in partnership with the Asia Pacific Council of Optometry (APCO) and the India Vision Institute (IVI) in Hyderabad, India 11 – 13 September 2017.
In light of the fact that uncorrected refractive error (URE) remains a major cause of avoidable vision impairment and the second most common cause of blindness in India, as well as other areas of the developing world, the theme for the 2nd World Congress of Optometry is - “Accessible, quality vision and eye health”.
Attendees to the Congress will be given the opportunity to come together as a profession, assess the progress and define and further the future of the profession of optometry.  As well, the Congress will help in taking a step towards identifying the need for trained professionals, collective efforts and equitable solutions. This will help to highlight the cause and what optometry is achieving both globally and in India.  The Congress will offer an opportunity to learn and share with colleagues at continuing education sessions and workshops that will appeal to all.
On behalf of the WCO, I would like to extend a personal invitation for you to attend our 2nd World Congress of Optometry. We are putting together a great programme to suit all interests, in a beautiful location full of hospitable people who will make you feel at home.
Come and join your colleagues for this important and exciting meeting! I look forward to welcoming you to Hyderabad.
Yours in optometry,
World Council of Optometry
Dear Delegates
Thank you for your abstract submissions for the 2nd World Congress of Optometry.

We have received over 650 abstracts in total for the conference and appreciate your enthusiasm and willingness to participate in the congress.

The scientific committee is working diligently to review the abstract submission. We intend to inform you of the outcomes by end of May 2017.

Best Wishes
World Congress
Scientific Committee Members.
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India Vision Institute
C/o Gullapalli Pratibha Rao International Centre for Advancement of Rural Eye care (GPR ICARE)
L V Prasad Eye Institute Kismatpur Campus Don Bosco Nagar PO, Near: Kali Mandir,
Hyderabad - 500 086, Telangana, India
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