The World Council of Optometry is now offering Individual and Corporate membership
Monday, August 18 2014 | 00 h 00 min | News
The World Council of Optometry (WCO) launched two new membership categories at their most recent Governing Board meeting in Maputo, Mozambique.
The two new categories are “Individual” and “Corporate” membership. This will make the organization accessible to people who want to support their work.
Individual membership will be open to individual optometrists, vision scientists, faculty, researchers and eye care industry professionals. For $100 ($50 in developing countries), they can become members of the WCO.
The Corporate category is open to commercial organizations that are not otherwise eligible for Associate or Affiliate membership and have a recognized and approved business relationship with an Associate or Affiliate. The cost of membership for a year is $900.
Both Individual and Corporate members must endorse the WCO concept of optometry (http://worldoptometry.org/en/about-wco/who-is-an-optometrist/index.cfm).
“You do not have to be an optometrist to be interested in our mission which is to promote eye health and vision care as a human right through advocacy, education and public policy development,” says Canadian optometrist Susan Cooper, president of the WCO.