INTEGRATED PHILIPPINE ASSOCIATION OF OPTOMETRISTS, INC. (IPAO)

  Address : Unit G-4 35 RSG Urban Homes Condominium 35 6th Ave., Cubao, Quezon City
  Tel. No. : (02)7728-4396
  Email : [email protected]
  URL : https://www.ipao.org.ph
  Contact Person : Dr. Maria Elizabeth B. Valconcha
President
  Brief Description : The IPAO has steadily grown each year now consisting of 72 chapters here and abroad. Optometry in the Philippines, as in most other countries, is not without its share of problems. Among them which need urgent attention, are problems concerning inclusion of primary eye care in government’s blindness prevention program; the standard of patient care; exodus of Filipino optometrists to work overseas; the constant debate on the issues concerning the defects in the Revised Optometry Law and the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR), the Supreme Court ruling on corporate practice issued on April 2002, the proliferation of illegal practice by quack doctors; the attempts by Congress to pass the Medical Malpractice Bill, and the encroachment of optometric practice to name a few. Like most other professional organizations, the Integrated Philippine Association of Optometrists “IPAO”, fully realizes the need for a cohesive organization that would serve as an effective channel for cooperation, development, self-regulation, and control.
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