Welcome to the World Council of Optometry's Scope of practice questionnaire:


Dear Colleague


Thank you for taking the time to respond to this questionnaire. With responses from all WCO member countries we can provide an invaluable resource for our members on the scope of practice in each country.


This information, which is available on this website, will be helpful for your country in:


» Lobbying national and local government
» Informing NGOs
» Developing partnerships with other countries to increase the number of skilled optometrists

With kind regards

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 Status of your Scope of practice questionnaire:

 Section1: 2017-03-30 (Pelle Knudsen) 
 Section2: 2017-03-30 (Pelle Knudsen) 
 Section3: 2017-03-30 (Pelle Knudsen) 
 Section4: 2017-03-30 (Pelle Knudsen) 
 Section5: 2017-03-21 (Pelle Knudsen) 
 Section6: 2017-03-30 (Pelle Knudsen) 


 The levels of competence:
 Before answering the questionnaire, please refer to the levels of competence outlined here:

Level 1 Management and dispensing of devices that correct defects of the visual system
Level 2 Level 1, plus investigation, examination, measurement, diagnosis and correction/management of defects of the visual system
Level 3 Levels 1 and 2, plus investigation, examination and evaluation of the eye and adnexa and associated systemic factors, to detect, diagnose and manage disease
Level 4 Levels 1, 2, and 3, plus use of pharmaceutical agents and other procedures to manage ocular conditions/disease