2019 Honours List of the Nigerian Optometric Association

The National Executive Council (NEC) has just announced the 2019 honours list. The list is based on meritorious work and contribution to the practice of Optometry across the nation. As the Association prepares for her annual conference, these recipients will be honoured at the event. Following the recommendation of the Awards Committee, the shortlisted persons […]

Dr Uduak Udom Buried Amidst Eulogies from Far & Wide

On Thursday, the Seventh day of February 2019, people from all walks of life from around the world gathered in the serene city of Uyo, capital city of Akwa Ibom state in Nigeria to lay to rest the remains of an eminent ambassador of Nigeria, and an icon of the Optometry profession, Dr Uduak Udom […]

Professor Paul Ogbuehi Memorial Project

On the occasion of the one year memorial of our patriarch and the founding father of optometric education in Nigeria, the late Distinguished Professor Paul Olekanma Ogbuehi, a committee has been set up by the national executive council to raise funds and build a Memorial Eye Clinic in honour of our late patriarch. A four-man […]

NOA@50: Celebrating 50 years of Organized Optometric Excellence in Nigeria

The year 2018 will mark the 50th anniversary of the formation of the Nigerian Optometric Association (NOA). Honoured to be a foundation member of the African Council of Optometry (AFCO) and instrumental to the conversion of International Optometric and Optical League (IOOL0 to World Council of Optometry (WCO), the NOA, with five (5) affiliate organisations, collectively […]

Common Eye & Vision Problems

Globally, an estimated 285million people are visually impaired (WHO, 2010). Of this number, 39million are blind while 246million have low vision.  80% of all visual impairments can be avoided or cured. A regular eye examination is therefore important, particularly in detecting progressive eye conditions that could lead to blindness. Some eye conditions are congenital while […]