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 23 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.

A manifesto for eye health and vision

A manifesto for eye health and vision

With European Parliament elections taking place in June this year, and national elections having recently taken place or due later this year in a number of European countries, now is the time to remind politicians and policy makers about the importance of vision and...

ECOO President calls for faster progress towards integrated eye care

ECOO President calls for faster progress towards integrated eye care

In December 2023, ECOO President Dr Matjaž Mihelčič, wrote in Optometry Today, reflecting on the progress that is being made across Europe towards achieving more effective eye care and what more still needs to be done. He noted that "At ECOO we firmly believe that a...

ECOO calls for the EU to expand the scope of the eIFU Regulation

ECOO calls for the EU to expand the scope of the eIFU Regulation

ECOO has joined with EuromContact and 10 other organisations to call on the European Commission and  EU Competent authorities to begin work this year on a targeted revision of the EU Electronic Instructions for Use (eIFU) Regulation with a view to expand its  scope....

ECOO Newsletter – December 2023

ECOO Newsletter – December 2023

The ECOO December Newsletter is now available, featuring a review of the autumn General Assembly in Utrecht, an introduction to our new member, the Latvian Association of Optometrists and Opticians, an interview with two of the Accreditation Agency’s new Student...

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ECOO Spring General Assembly