Dr. Ithar Beshtawi, who is Head of the Optometry Department at An-Najah ‎recently participated in the third World Congress of Optometry.

 She also attended the Academy meeting which were co-hosted by the ‎World Council of Optometry (WCO) and the American Academy of ‎Optometry (Academy) in Orlando, Florida over the period of October 23-‎‎27, 2019.‎

Dr. Beshtawi was the only Palestinian woman to participate in the ‎event ‎which included lectures and workshops, and several social events ‎featuring international optometry.‎

Dr. Beshtawi gave a presentation on contact lenses, and presented two ‎‎research papers conducted by An-Najah's Optometry Department. She also ‎met with optometrists from different international universities to discuss ‎possible means of mutual cooperation with An-Najah.‎


The WCO’s mission is to facilitate the development of optometry around ‎the world. Also to support optometrists in promoting eye health and vision ‎care as a human right through advocacy, education, policy development ‎and humanitarian outreach.‎


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