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.

COVID-19 information hub

We have created a dedicated information hub on COVID-19 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.

ECOO Newsletter – June 2022

ECOO Newsletter – June 2022

The ECOO June Newsletter is now available, featuring updates on our activities including a review of the spring meetings in Dublin, a tribute to Bob Chappell and an article about lobbying on the issue of fluorescein. Read the Newsletter here. Inside this Newsletter:...

ECOO Newsletter – April 2022

ECOO Newsletter – April 2022

The April 2022 ECOO Newsletter is now available and includes updates about our upcoming spring meetings and General Assembly, healthy ageing, and a report from GfK on optics in 2022. Read the newsletter here. Inside this Newsletter: Message from the PresidentECOO...

Achieving a life course of healthy vision

Achieving a life course of healthy vision

To mark World Optometry Day, 23 March 2022, our new article considers the importance of good eye health across the course of a person's life. Download the article as a PDF. According to the World Report on Vision published by the World Health Organisation in...

ECOO Autumn General Assembly

14-16 October 2022
Sliema, Malta

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