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 25 countries who together represent more than 200,000 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.

Regulation of the optometric profession in Poland

Regulation of the optometric profession in Poland

After over 25 years of work, the profession of optometrist is finally becoming a regulated medical profession in Poland and as a result is becoming fully part of the National Healthcare System. In our latest Member Article, Konrad Abramczuk, General Secretary of...

WCO Competency framework explained

WCO Competency framework explained

The World Council of Optometry launched its new competency framework for optometry in March 2024. Following on from WCO President, Dr Sandra Block's presentation on the key elements of the framework at the ECOO General Assembly earlier this month, this new guest...

ECOO spring meetings and General Assembly review

ECOO spring meetings and General Assembly review

ECOO held its spring meetings and General Assembly in Helsinki, 11-13 May 2024, hosted by Finnish member Näkemisen ja silmäterveyden toimiala (NÄE) – the Finnish Association of Vision and Eyecare. With over 50 representatives of members in attendance, during the...

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ECOO Autumn meeting

Hamburg, Germany

11-13 October 2024