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World Optometry 2018

About Conference

On behalf of World Optometry 2018 Organizing Committee, we are pleased to invite  optometrists, ophthalmologist, researchers, doctors, professors, scientific communities, therapists, delegates, students, business professionals and executives to attend the World Optometric  Congress which is to be held during September 26-27 at Montreal , Canada.

World Optometry 2018 spotlights on Investigating the novel investigation and improvements in eye and visual structure. Optometrists one is considered as one of the fundamental therapeutic administrations pros for eye and visual system. World Optometry 2018 talks about different eye and vision care, which incorporates refraction and administering, location/finding and administration of infection in the eye, and the restoration of states of the visual framework.

World Optometry assumes a crucial part in recognition of eye sicknesses. As this World Optometry 2018 gathering means to highlight the connections between eye wellbeing and systemic wellbeing. The optometrist is all around put to distinguish early indications of potential systemic and visual infection, whilst point by point history and side effects examination can permit the professional to decide a patient's wellbeing and way of life decisions and needs. By offering exhortation and support in view of this data, an optometrist in this manner performs a vital general wellbeing capacity in lessening and keep vision misfortune from both visual and systemic sickness.

Conference Opportunities:

For Researchers and Faculty Members:

Speaker Presentations

Poster Display

Symposium hosting (4-5 member team)

Workshop organizing

For Universities, Associations & Societies:

Association Partnering

Collaboration proposals

Academic Partnering

Group Participation

For Students and Research Scholars:

Poster Competition (Winner will get Best Poster Award)

Young Researcher Forum (YRF Award to the best presenter)

Student Attendee

Group registrations

For Business Delegates:

Speaker Presentations

Symposium hosting

Book Launch event

Networking opportunities

Audience participation

For Product Manufacturers:

Exhibitor and Vendor booths

Sponsorships opportunities

Product launch

Workshop organizing

Scientific Partnering

Marketing and Networking with clients.


Market Analysis


Optometry and Vision Science manages the present improvements in optometry, visual optics, and eye and vision science. Counterfeit Vision and Biology of Shading manages the most recent improvements in retinal embeds; a sort that invigorates the retina with anodes additionally called a simulated retina. Basic research in Vision Science focuses on such disciplines as bioengineering, psychophysics, neurophysiology, visual neuroscience, molecular and cell biology, cell membrane biochemistry, biostatistics, robotics, contact lenses, spatial navigation, ocular infections, refractive development, corneal surface mapping, infant vision, computational vision, and 3D computer modeling. Optometry is a profession that practices on the eyes and related structures, and also vision, visual frameworks, and vision data preparing in people. Optometrists (otherwise called Doctors of Optometry or Ophthalmic Opticians relying upon the nation) are prepared to endorse and fit focal points to enhance vision, and in a few nations are prepared to analyse and treat different eye maladies. For example, how human and non-human life forms process visual data, how cognizant visual discernment works in people, how to misuse visual observation for powerful correspondence, and how manufactured frameworks can do likewise assignments. Vision science covers with optometry. Today, there are an expected 180 million people all around who are outwardly hindered (under 20/60 in the better eye). Roughly 135 million have low vision (between 20/70 and 20/400). The rest of the 45 million are visually impaired (redressed visual sharpness of under 20/400 in the better eye) with 60 percent of these people living in India, China and sub-Saharan Africa. As per the World Health Organization (WHO), in spite of current intercessions, visual deficiency on the planet is expanding by 1 to 2 million cases for each year – the outcome is a "multiplying of world visual impairment by the year 2020 unless more forceful mediation is attempted."

Scope and Importance:

Optometry and Vision science is a broad and vibrant field that consists of multiple disciplines of basic, clinic and applied research. It covers array of research fields in optometry, biology, physics, physiology, psychology, engineering, healthcare, ophthalmology, cognitive and behavioral neuroscience, etc. The need for new knowledge and up-to-date skills in the vision science is great, and opportunities of teaching and research in academic, clinic, and industrial settings are blooming.

The organizing committee is gearing up for an informative conference program including plenary lectures, symposia, workshops on a variety of topics, poster presentations and various programs for participants from  all over the world. We invite you to join us at the Optometry and vision science-2018, where you will be sure to have a meaningful experience with scholars from around the world. All members of the vision science-2018 organizing committee look forward to meeting you in Montreal , Canada.

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Why Montreal , Canada?

Montreal is the most populous municipality in the province of Quebec and the second-most populous in Canada. The city has a distinct four-season continental climate, with warm-to-hot summers and cold, snowy winters.  Montreal is one of the most bilingual cities in Quebec and Canada with 56% of the population able to speak both official languages. Montreal is the second-largest primarily French-speaking city in the world after Paris. Montreal has the second-largest economy of Canadian cities based on GDP and the largest in Quebec. In 2014, Metropolitan Montreal was responsible for C$118.7 billion of Quebec's C$340.7 billion GDP. The city is today an important centre of commerce, finance, industry, technology, culture and world affairs and is the headquarters of the Montreal Exchange.

Industries include aerospace, electronic goods, pharmaceuticals, printed goods, software engineering, telecommunications, textile and apparel manufacturing, tobacco, petrochemicals, and transportation. The service sector is also strong and includes civil, mechanical and process engineering, finance, higher education, and research and development. In 2002, Montreal was the fourth-largest centre in North America in terms of aerospace jobs.

Montreal plays an important role in the finance industry. The sector employs approximately 100,000 people in the Greater Montreal Area. In March 2016, Montreal is ranked in the 21st position in the Global Financial Centres Index, a ranking of the competitiveness of financial centres around the world. In the 2017 Global Financial Centres Index, Montreal was ranked as having the 14th most competitive financial center in the world and second most competitive in Canada after Toronto.


Conference Highlights

  •  Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Retinal Neurodegeneration
  • Eye Diseases and its Treatment
  • Ocular Immunology & Inflations
  • Advanced Vision Science
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Optometrists Courses And Education
  • Visual Neuroscience
  • Pediatric uveitis
  • Optometric vision therapy
  • Pediatrics & Binocular Vision
  • Iris Pharma
  • Corneal Disorders & its Treatment
  • Glaucoma
  • Oculoplasty
  • Refractive Errors
  • Neuro-Optometry
  • Clinical Optometry
  • Pediatric Optometry  

Why to attend???

18th World Congress  on Optometry and Vision Science is a unique forum to bring together worldwide distinguished academics in the field of Optometry that is optometrists, opticians, researchers, public health professionals, scientists, academic scientists, industry researchers, scholars to exchange about state of the art research and technologies. Aim of this conference is stimulate new ideas for treatment and analyse the current market for the future direction of drugs, devices, and diagnostics, with an emphasis on newer products that will be beneficial across the spectrum of optometry.

Target Audience

Optometrists, Opticians, Ophthalmologists, researchers, students, industrial delegates from academia and research along with the industrial professionals from biomedical companies and healthcare sectors

A Unique Opportunity for Advertisers and Sponsors at this International event:

Major Optometry Associations in USA:

 Arkansas Optometric Association (AOA)

American Physical Society (APS)

National Optometric Association (NOA)

American Optometric Association (AOA)

 Hawaii Optometric Association (HOA)


NYSOA :: Welcome to the New York State Optometric Association

MOA: Michigan Optometric Association

Maryland Optometric Association

Michigan Optometric Association

Arizona Optometric Association (AZOA)

Wisconsin Optometric Association

Pennsylvania Optometric Association

Ohio Optometric Association

Illinois Optometric Association

California Optometric Association

Florida Optometric Association

California Vision Foundation - California Optometric Association

North Dakota Optometric Association

Iowa Optometric Association

Kittery Optometric Associates

Alabama Optometric Association

Colorado Optometric Association

Hawaii Optometric Association

Hobson Eye Associates - Optometry In Kennesaw, GA USA

Wally Kojima, O.D. And Associates - Optometry In Kailua-Kona Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry North America

Great Valley Eye Associates - Optometry In Malvern, PA USA

Virginia Optometric Association

Utah Optometric Association

Northwest Optometric Associates

Indiana Optometric Association

Missouri Optometric Association

Georgia Optometric Association

The Canadian Association of Optometrists

Eastern Virginia Eye Associates - Optometry In Chesapeake, VA USA

VOSH International – Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity


PEE DEE EYE ASSOCIATES - Optometry In Hartsville, SC USA

Owens Optometrics - Optometry In New Holland, PA USA

Major Optometry Associations around the Globe:

The World Council of Optometry (WCO)

Southern College of Optometry Foundation (SCOF)

The Association of Optometrists (AOP)

Optometrists Association Australia (OAA)

 Indian Optometric Association (IOA)

 The Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO)

 European Optometry and Optics Organisations

Louisiana State Association of Optometrists

The American Academy of Optometry

Indian optometry federation

The European Council of Optometry and Optics (ECOO)

European Society of Optometrists

Optometric Association of the philippines (OAP)

 International Commission for Optics

European glaucoma society

SAOA - South African Optometric Association

Nigerian Optometric Association (NOA)

Alaska Optometric Association

European Council of Optometry and Optics (ECOO)

Jamaica Optometric Association.

Nigeria: National Optometric Association

Colorado Optometric Association

The New Brunswick Association of Optometrists

The American Orchid Society

Beta Sigma Kappa - International Optometric Honor Society

Pakistan Optometric Association

Japan Optometric Association – Nagoya

Ghana Optometric Association

Major Hospitals in USA

The Mount Sinai Hospital

Nazareth Hospital

Low Vision Clinic

Optometry Department | Boston Children's Hospital

Optometry - Mayo Clinic Health System

Carle - Carle Foundation Hospital

The Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute

Dr. Cindy Ho - Mount Pleasant Optometry Centre

Cleveland Clinic

Bristol Eye Hospital | University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust

Pediatric Ophthalmology (Eye Care) | Children's Hospital Colorado

Optometry Clinic: Aston: UT Southwestern, Dallas, Texas

Moorfields Eye Hospital

Netzel Eye Clinic - Optometry In Bentonville, AR USA

 Major Hospitals around the globe

Eye care in Ghana

Role of Optometrist in Eye Hospitals - Sankara Nethralaya

The Rotterdam Eye Hospital - Het Oogziekenhuis Rotterdam

Susrut Eye Hospital-Community Opthalmology

Priyamvada Birla Aravind Eye Hospital

Pediatric Optometric Residency - Children's Mercy Kansas City

Nethradhama Super Specialty Hospital

Al Rayhan Eye Hospital Optometry College Kondotty Kerala Hospitals

Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Akron Children's Hospital

Siliguri Greater Lions Eye Hospital, Siliguri, North Bengal

The Mount Sinai Hospital

Audie Murphy Memorial VA Hospital

Gibson Area Hospital

Al Salama Eye Hospital

 Growth of Optometrists

Employment of optometrists is projected to grow 24 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. However, because it is a small occupation, the fast growth will result in only about 8,100 new jobs over the 10-year period.

Because vision problems tend to occur more frequently later in life, an aging population will require more optometrists. As people age, they become more susceptible to conditions that impair vision, such as cataracts and macular degeneration.

The number of people with chronic diseases, such as diabetes, has grown in recent years. Diabetes has been linked to increased rates of several eye conditions, including diabetic retinopathy, a condition that affects the blood vessels in the eye and may lead to vision loss. More optometrists will be needed to monitor, treat, and refer individuals with these chronic conditions.

In addition, an increasing number of insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid, provide some vision or eye care insurance coverage. Furthermore, the number of individuals, particularly children, who have vision or eye care insurance will increase as a result of federal health insurance reform legislation. More optometrists will be needed in order to provide services to more patients.

Statistical Analysis  Of  Visual Impairment 

Visual impairment   is  a major issue worldwide and 285 million people are estimated to be visually impaired worldwide out of which 39 million are blind and 246 have low vision. Globally, uncorrected refractive errors are the main cause of moderate and severe visual impairment; cataracts remain the leading cause of blindness in middle and low income countries; diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma are also leading causes of vision loss.

  • Tracoma
  •  Astigmatism
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Cataract
  • Conjunctivitis and Allergies
  • Glaucoma
  • Diabetic Retinopathy



Market Analysis Report

The Optometrists industry has exhibited growth over the past five years.  The elderly population's strong demand for cohesive eye exams has caused optometry services to expand, therefore including the monitoring of diabetes-related ocular complications, ocular infections, dry eye, glaucoma and ocular allergy treatments. While intensifying competition from optical retailers, such as online retailers, has cut into the industry's ancillary product sales (i.e. prescription eyewear), medical care services have still provided a boon to the industry. According to Vision Monday, optometrists perform 88.0 million refractive eye exams each year, which has maintained steady demand for industry services. Furthermore, about 65.0% of the world population requires vision correction products, thus spurring demand for comprehensive eye examinations; corrective eyewear and therapeutic eyecare services (i.e. vision therapy, visual rehabilitation, surgical consultations and preventive care). Differentiated patient relationships, service quality, earlier technology adoption, and clinical/product knowledge enable strong independent market share position.






‒ Potential refractive surgery market size of 10+ million individuals expected to grow 2.6% annually to $2.1 billion by 2018.Corrective eye surgery (i.e. LASIK) is removing 500K patients annually from the 150 million vision correction population. Surgery volume to increase as quality improves and price continues to decrease (19 million LASIK surgeries through 2012).Growing popularity of corrective eye surgery would lead to higher patient pre/post-operative care volume for optometrists. Optometrists  currently seeking to expand scope of service to include vision correction surgery. Vision insurance plan reimbursements totaled 67% of OD revenue in 2011, with 80% of patients covered by a managed vision care plan. Accelerating demand for medical eye care services over 65 age group will grow 36.2% from 40.2 million in 2010 to 54.8 million in 2020.The vision care industry all together has boomed by around 35% for the past 10 years  Ie. 2007-2017 and  is comprised of a select set of national and regional chains and a large number of independent providers.

Major companies related  to Optometry:

Vision Source L.P

Refac Optical Group

MyEyeDr/Capital Vision Services, LLC

Texas State Optical

Clarkson Eyecare

Rx Optical Laboratories, Inc.

J.A.K. Enterprises, Inc

HW Holdings, LLC

Midwest Vision Centers, Inc

Thoma & Sutton Eye-Care Professionals, LLC

Fred Meyer National Vision

Sam’s Club Wal-Mart Stores






Past Conference Report

World Optometry 2017

In the presence of inter professional researchers and practitioners involved in the development of high quality education in all aspects of optometry skills, Conferenceseries LLC  Conference on World Congress and Expo on Optometry & Vision Science” (World Optometry 2017) was held during July 17-19, 2017 in Chicago, USA.

Conferenceseries LLC Ltd played host to a diverse panel of key members of the optometry community from research lab, industry, academia and financial investment practices, discussing the future of Optometry specialties. This event was really aimed for examining where the real optometric specialties are going in the future and purpose of the event was to provide an opportunity for cross fertilization of ideas and development of ideas, in the field of Optometry, Ophthalmology & Vision Science.

The conference aimed a parallel rail with theme “Scientific eye for visual intelligence”. Focusing on Visual Neuroscience, Pediatric uveitis, Optometric vision therapy, Cognitive vision, Dry Eyes, Susac’s Syndrome, Cornea, Glaucoma, Refractive Errors, Neuro-Optometry, Clinical Optometry, Retinal Neurodegeneration, Advanced Vision Science, Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Common Eye Disorders and Their Diagnosis, Ocular Immunology and Inflammation, Optical Instruments, Macular Degeneration, Optometrists Courses And Education, Optical Coherence Tomography as well, the three days of discussions enabled professionals to gain an insight into the current innovations and opened up networking opportunities.

World Optometry 2017 Organizing Committee would like to thank the Moderators of the conference, Dr Prince Raghuveer Singh Chouhan from L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI), India for his greatest contributions which resulted in the smooth functioning of the conference.

The highlights of the meeting were the eponymous lectures, delivered by Rolando Toyos from Toyos Clinic, USA, Hugo Quiroz Mercado from University of Colorado, Mexico, Christine Allison, Illinois College of Optometry, USA and Jose Luis Monroy from La Salle University, Colombia. These talks were of great interest to the general optometrists & ophthalmologists and were enormously informative.

Conferenceseries LLC Ltd Conference on “World Congress and Expo on Optometry & Vision Science” (World Optometry 2017) was a great success with the support of international, multiprofessional steering committee and coordinated by the Journal of Optometry Open Access, Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology, International Journal of Ophthalmic Pathology and Biological Systems: Open Access. We are happy to announce our 18th World Congress on Optometry and Vision Science, which will be held during September 26-27, 2018, Montreal, Canada.

Mark your calendars for the upcoming extravaganza; we are hoping to see you soon!

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