On 21 and 22 October 2017, ECOO Members gathered in Prague for the General Assembly. ECOO’s General Assembly fostered constructive and lively discussions on the development of the professions of optometry and optics in the various European countries. In his regard, ECOO launched its Blue Book Infographic,containing key insights on the professions in 30 European countries, the scope of competence and practice in these respective countries, as well as an overview of the regulatory and educational landscape.
The General Assembly also determined ECOO’s strategy with regards to the regulatory agenda at the European level. The topic of healthy ageing in relation to optometry and optics was discussed on the basis of two guest presentations, by Michael Bowen, Director of Research at the College of Optometrists in London, and Claus van Weezel, owner of Van Weezel Optometri and external lecturer at Aarhus University in Denmark. Finally, against the backdrop of emerging online health services across Europe and the growing number of citizens moving from one country to the other, the meeting in Prague included a workshop on good online practices. The workshop will result in a guidance document that can be used by professionals and consumers when engaging in or using online services.
Topic: Optical News