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We aim to advance the vision health interests of Filipinos

by enhancing the capability of Filipino optometrists to deliver quality, affordable and accessible eye care by advocating for professional autonomy and independent practice.


We will actively promote optometry as a vital component of the primary health care system


We will advocate for the adoption and vigorous implementation of laws, rules and regulations that enhance and protect the visual health of Filipinos


We will actively engage the global profession by representing the Philippines in international organizations and events


Our Vision Is Simple:

We want to focus our efforts on supporting independent optometry practice as we believe it will be the bulwark against practices that prioritize profit over quality vision care.

The focus on independent optometry practice is anchored on helping optometrists be more proficient both technically and technologically.


Latest News

Our advocacies, position papers and updates

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The PODSter Issue 3 – Professional Autonomy

One of PODS’ most ardent advocacies is professional autonomy, which has been variously defined as “t…

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The Podster Issue 2 – In the Eye of the Storm

Super Typhoon Odette left in its wake a trail of destruction and despair that will not soon be forgo…

The Podster Issue 1 – A Fresh Vision for Philippine Optometry

PODS’ most important advocacies are the protection of professional autonomy and the promotion of ind…