• Prof. George Woo, Immediate Past President of APCO, was awarded Honorary Fellowship by the College of Optometrists, UK at the Diploma Presentation Ceremony held in Central Hall Westminster on 30 November 2010.
  • The 17th Asia Pacific Optometric Congress (APOC) was held in Hong Kong SAR, China on 5 - 7 November 2009. Invited lecturers covered topics as below:
    - APOCís development and future,
    - Global positioning for the profession of optometry,
    - Structure-function relationship in glaucoma,
    - Perspective on basic eye research in China,
    - Optometry education in Tianjin,
    - Empirical study on the effects of long wavelength light induced myopia,
    - Mechanism of myopia research and recent findings,
    - Patient and practitioner compliance with silicone hydrogel and daily
      disposable lens replacement in the USA and Canada, and
    - Is protecting clinical sovereignty the next big challenge for optometry?

Thirty-five papers were included on the scientific programme within the various sessions: Paediatric & Binocular Vision, Clinical Practice 1, 2 & 3, Contact Lens Practice, Visual Science. Speakers listed were from Australia, Canada, China, Hong Kong SAR, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Nepal, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan, United Kingdom and United States. The Congress was also included an Education Forum and a Myopia Symposium and thirty-eight scientific papers had been displayed as poster. 592 delegates from 21 various countries and regions attended.

  • The General Delegates Meeting of APCO was held on 4 November 2009 in Hong Kong SAR, China. With effective from 1 January 2010, the new Executive Committee is:

    President – Dr. Akio KANAI
    Vice-President – Mr. Ron FYFE
    Treasurer – Ms. Set Fee LEONG
    Secretary-General – Prof. Carly LAM
    Immediate Past President – Prof. George WOO
    Member-at-large – Ms. Prema CHANDE
    Member-at-large – Mr. David CHONG
    Member-at-large – Mr. Thomas KOK Cheng Kar
    Member-at-large – Dr. Primitiva PEREZ-SISON

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  • Educational website sharing for Optometrists worldwide:
    "This site will provide a concise Developmental History of Spectacles as well as explain all the contributions of people from many nations who were important along the way.If you want to see and learn more about ANTIQUE SPECTACLES and OTHER VISION AIDS, you've come to the right place"
  • Congratulation to our Treasurer, Dr. Akio Kanai, for being conferred an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters by the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in May 2008. Please click here for more information.
  • Prof. Carly Lam (the Secretary of APCO) introduced the history and development of Asia Pacific Council of Optometry during the 2nd Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Contact Lens Leaders Summit 2008 which was held on 20-21 May 2008 in Shanghai, China.
  • Congratulation to our Vice-President, Mr. Ron Fyfe, for being named 2008 International Optometrist of the Year by World Council of Optometry on 12 April 2008 at the Second World Conference on Optometric Globalisation in London. This award is a tribute to his distinguished contribution to the advancement of optometry and public health initiatives around the world; his selfless devotion to assisting marginalized communities in developing countries; his steadfast leadership and earnest effort to educate and integrate optometrists in VISION 2020: The Right to Sight. Please click here for photos.

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