In response to the need to coordinate, promote, defend and advance the profession of Optometry in Africa and to have a Continental Optometric representation to unify the Optometrists towards that advancement, the following represented Countries met in Durban to formalize the “African Council of Optometry” (hereinafter referred to as AFCO); Association of African Optometric Educators (AAOE), Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and Togo.
Our vision is for Optometry to provide universal eye health and vision care on the African Continent and beyond with high quality and equity.
Our mission is to advocate for and facilitate the development, enhancement and coordination of quality eye health and vision care by optometrists and other interested stakeholders in Africa and across the world..

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