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You will receive a link to book your housing after registering for WCO3 and Academy 2019 Orlando.


Submission Window for Papers and Posters for the Scientific Program: NOW OPEN

The 2019 submission window will be open until May 31, 2019 at 4 p.m. CST.

  • To review guidelines for the American Academy of Optometry, please click here.

The submission window for papers and posters for the Scientific Program is now open through May 31 at 4 PM CST and can be accessed through the American Academy of Optometry website. Click here and go to “submit now” to access the submission portal.


Don’t miss out!

Join us for the 3rd World Congress of Optometry!

We hope you will join us for the 3rd World Congress of Optometry October 23-27, 2019 in Orlando, Florida USA! Attendees will enjoy over 200 hours of lectures and workshops! Building on the success of the last World Congress held in Hyderabad, India, the 3rd World Congress of Optometry aims to strengthen the presence and impact of optometry globally by offering opportunities for education, collaboration and networking. We are pleased to be partnering with our member, the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) for this exciting event.


Apply for a World Optometry Foundation (WOF) Student Travel Fellowship

Apply for a World Optometry Foundation (WOF) Student Travel Fellowship

Accepting Applications from March 15 – July 31, 2019.

The WOF is pleased to announce the first WOF Student Travel Fellowships for optometry students from outside North America to attend the 3rd World Congress of Optometry. The WOF Student Travel Fellowship Program was created to encourage students to further educate themselves about optometry around the world. Preference will be given to students who have a poster or paper accepted for the Congress although it is not mandatory. These six $1,250 awards are available to registered undergraduate, postgraduate student studying at optometry school or a graduate studying for professional qualifying examinations at an institution outside North America. The country where institute of education is located or the institute itself must be a member of WCO.

Click here to learn more about the WOF Student Travel Fellowships and how you can apply.


Coming in May 2019: Submit a Scientific Paper or Poster

The submission window for scientific papers and posters for the 3rd World Congress of Optometry and Academy 2019 Orlando will be open in May 2019! We hope you will participate!

The submission window for scientific papers and posters will be open  May 1-31, 2019. Be sure to view the submission guidelines below.

3rd World Congress of Optometry

Academy 2019 Orlando