The voice of optometry and optics in Europe

Enabling good vision and eye health for all

ECOO Blue Book

The ECOO Blue Book is an aggregation of data on the professions of optometry and optics in countries across Europe.

ECOO Accreditation Agency

The ECOO Accreditation Agency accredits educational institutions in Europe that offer the European Diploma in Optometry or the European Qualification in Optics.

Environmental sustainability

We have created a dedicated information hub on environmental sustainability with useful resources for optometrists and opticians.

The European Council of Optometry and Optics (ECOO) represents the interests of optometrists and opticians across Europe. Our members are national professional associations from 21 countries who together represent more than 150,000 opticians and optometrists. ECOO aims to promote eye health to the public across borders and to harmonise clinical and educational standards of optometric and optical practice throughout Europe.

Towards a holistic approach in eye and vision care

Towards a holistic approach in eye and vision care

The start of a new year is a good time to pause, reflect on where we have come from, and look to the future; perhaps this year, more than ever, three years on from the emergence of COVID-19. In that time we have learned about ourselves and our professions and more...

Environmental sustainability guidance

Environmental sustainability guidance

ECOO has published new guidance providing an introduction to the issue of environmental sustainability and how it relates to eye care. It makes some suggestions for the steps that national associations can take and the information they could provide for their members....

ECOO Newsletter – November 2022

ECOO Newsletter – November 2022

The ECOO November Newsletter is now available, featuring updates on our activities including a review of the autumn meetings in Malta, with details of the elections results. Read the Newsletter here. Inside this Newsletter: Message from the President Autumn General...

Better vision and eye health in Europe through digital development

Better vision and eye health in Europe through digital development

This Joint statement by ECOO’s Public Affairs and Economic Committee and the Professional Services Committee considers the role that technology is increasingly playing in the delivery of health care. It explores some of the ways in which it is already used in eye care...

ECOO Spring General Assembly

11-13 May 2023

Poznan, Poland

Registrations will open in early 2023

Find out about the benefits of joining ECOO and engage with dedicated professionals from across Europe.