ASCO Positively Affects the State of Optometry in Mexico

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A letter written by ASCO President, Jenny Coyle, to the Mexican Congress has positively affected the state of optometry in Mexico.

On March 17, 2015 the President of Mexico signed into law a modification that adds optometry to the list of health professions that require a university degree in order to practice.

In the letter written by President Coyle she states, “We support the view of the World Council of Optometry that the inclusion of optometry in the Health Bill [will benefit] … the population in terms of provision of higher quality eye and vision care. Universities in Mexico have been educating optometrists for more than 60 years; therefore requiring optometrists to attain a university level degree in order to practice in an excellent first step in establishing the highest standards of eye and vision care that the population deserves.”