Memberships

The WCO envisions a world where optometry makes high quality eye health and vision care accessible to all people. This vision is not possible without the support of our members who enable WCO to provide resources and guidance to advance optometric education and legislation around the world.


With memberships for optometric organizations and individuals in the optometric field, our membership reflects a global community of those who are willing to support WCO in facilitating the development of optometry around the world and support optometrists in promoting eye health and vision care as a human right through advocacy, education, policy development and humanitarian outreach. There are many benefits of becoming a WCO member and supporting the development and advancement of global optometry.


If you are currently a student, you are eligible to sign up for our Student Connectionto receive communications. We look forward to your contributions to the optometric field and Individual Membership upon graduation.

  • Individual - Type One
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    $50

    Individual Membership is open to individual optometrists (as defined by WCO), vision scientists, faculty, researchers, and eye care industry professionals. Your Individual Membership contributes to advancing optometric education and legislation around the world.


    For more information about Individual Membership, visit our Individual Membership Page


    How we use your information:

    ·        Your information may be shared with the six regions (Africa, Asia Pacific, Eastern Mediterranean, Europe, Latin America and North America).

    ·        Your first name, last name, and your organization name may be shared on the WCO website if you gave permission to do so in your application.


    Please note:

    ·        If at any time you would like to be removed from our communications, please email enquiries@worldoptometry.org.

    ·        If a data breach were to occur, you will be notified as soon as possible.


    By applying for WCO membership, you allow the WCO to share your information with your region.






    Next, click "apply" at the bottom of this page. You will be prompted to create an account with our membership system, Glue Up, and complete the application. Once you submit your application, you will receive a confirmation email. 

  • Affiliate
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    $861.90

    Affiliate Membership is open to organizations and institutions that represent special optometric interests, but do not satisfy all the conditions of Country Memberships.


    For more information about Affiliate Membership, please visit our Affiliate Membership Page.


    How we use your information:

    ·        Your information may be shared with the six regions (Africa, Asia Pacific, Eastern Mediterranean, Europe, Latin America and North America).

    ·        Your first name, last name, and your organization name may be shared on the WCO website if you gave permission to do so in your application.


    What you will receive:

    ·        WCO newsletter

    ·        Other communications including invoices, congress information and other information pertaining to your WCO membership


    Please note:

    ·        If at any time you would like to be removed from our communications, please email enquiries@worldoptometry.org.

    ·        If a data breach were to occur, you will be notified as soon as possible.


    By applying for WCO membership, you allow the WCO to share your information with your region.





    Next, click "apply" at the bottom of this page. Please fill out First Name, Last Name, Email, and Password to create an account to manage membership for your organization. Please note, the account information and individual information is intended for the person managing the account. To complete the application for Affiliate Membership please fill out the following sections:


    Account log in information

    1. Individual Information

    2. Organizational Information 

    4. Affiliate Application


    Once you submit your application, you will receive a confirmation email. 

  • Corporate
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    $900

    Corporate Membership is open to commercial organizations that are not otherwise eligible for Country Membership or Affiliate Membership.


    For more information about Corporate Membership, please visit our Corporate Membership Page


    How we use your information:

    ·        Your information may be shared with the six regions (Africa, Asia Pacific, Eastern Mediterranean, Europe, Latin America and North America).

    ·        Your first name, last name, and your organization name may be shared on the WCO website if you gave permission to do so in your application.


    Please note:

    ·        If at any time you would like to be removed from our communications, please email enquiries@worldoptometry.org.

    ·        If a data breach were to occur, you will be notified as soon as possible.


    By applying for WCO membership, you allow the WCO to share your information with your region.





    Next, click "apply" at the bottom of this page. Please fill out First Name, Last Name, Email, and Password to create an account to manage membership for your organization. Please note, the account information and individual information is intended for the person managing the account. To complete the application for Corporate Membership please fill out the following sections:


    Account log in information

    1. Individual Information

    2. Organizational Information 

    5. Corporate Application


    Once you submit your application, you will receive a confirmation email. 

  • Country
    Duration
    12 months
    Package price
    $1

    ***Membership dues vary based on location and number of members in your organization. Once your membership application has been approved, the WCO office will contact you with more information regarding the annual membership dues amount.***


    Country Membership is open to national associations of optometry and contributes to advancing optometric education and legislation around the world. 


    For more information on Country Membership, please visit our Country Membership Page


    How we use your information:

    ·    By applying for WCO membership, you allow your information to be shared with the six regions (Africa, Asia Pacific, Eastern Mediterranean, Europe, Latin America and North America).

    ·        Your first name, last name, and your organization name may be shared on the WCO website if you gave permission to do so in your application.


    Please note:

    ·        If at any time you would like to be removed from our communications, please email enquiries@worldoptometry.org.

    ·        If a data breach were to occur, you will be notified as soon as possible.


    Scroll down to create an account by filling out First Name, Last Name, Email, and Password of the individual who will be managing the account. Once this has been done, please fill out the following sections:


    Account log in information

    1. Individual Information

    2. Organizational Information 

    3. Country Application


    Once you submit your application, you will receive a confirmation email.