The Fellowship of Christian Optometrists Nigeria incorporated 19th day of February 2009, is an offshoot of Fellowship of Christian Optometrists, International, Inc., USA founded in 1986, is a not-for-profit evangelical organization of Christian optometrists, optometry students, and allied ophthalmic personnel committed to world wide eye care missions and intraprofessional Christian fellowship.

The Purposes of FCO are:

  • To help optometrists and allied ophthalmic personnel become established in the type of mission work which combines eye care and the furtherance of the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ as described in Luke 24:47 and Acts 1:8. “Mission work” should be understood to mean bearing witness to the Lord Jesus Christ in one’s usual place of business or practice and extending anywhere in the world, as God leads. This is the primary purpose for which the organization was founded. All activities serve to support this central purpose.
  • To promote, further and maintain fellowship among optometrists and others in the ophthalmic professions who believe the Gospel of Jesus Christ as recorded in the Scriptures.
  • To provide optometric and ophthalmic services for poor and needy persons in both Nigeria and foreign countries, on a charitable basis and not for pecuniary profit.
  • To establish, maintain and operate educational training programs and clinics in optometry and allied ophthalmic fields for students of optometry and allied ophthalmic personnel who are members of an affiliated with FCO Nigeria.
  • To assist in the furtherance of the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.

The Statement of Belief of FCO is:

  • We believe in one God, Maker of all things and manifested as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  • We believe that the Son of God, Jesus Christ, being incarnate, was begotten of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, and is true God and true man.
  • We believe the final authority to be the Word of God as expressed through the Bible, being divinely inspired and inerrant.
  • We believe that the death of Jesus Christ on the cross and the shedding of His blood was atonement for our sin and necessary for our salvation. e. We believe in salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ.
  • We believe that Jesus Christ was resurrected from the dead and that he will return to rule and reign on the earth.
  • We believe in the resurrection of the dead; the saved to be with the Lord and the lost to an everlasting punishment.