ECOO Blue Book

The ECOO Blue Book is a valuable aggregation of data on the professions of optometry and optics in countries across Europe. It is the only resource providing comparative data on these professional groups in Europe.

The Blue Book contains data on the number and size of the profession in each country, the status, and scope of practice of the profession, its role in public health, and the education and training provided.

Information is gathered through surveys from optometric and optical associations in 22 ECOO member countries and 9 non-member countries, using as a reference the Global Competency-Based Model of Scope of Practice developed by the World Council of Optometry.


To view the key information from the Blue Book at a glance, view our ECOO Infographic.

Previous editions of the Blue Book available on request.