Continuous Professional Development

Essentials of Spectacle Dispensing, Pondicherry

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As part of India Vision Institute’s (IVI) capacity building initiative, IVI conducted a one-day workshop on “Essentials of Spectacle Dispensing” for 40 members of Puducherry Government Ophthalmic Technicians Association (PGOTA) & Puducherry Optometrists Federation (POF) at Tamizh Sangam, Pondicherry on 13 June 2015.

Facilitated by Revanth Kumar from IVI, a wide range of topics were covered in the workshop including understanding refractive errors, essential aspects of refraction, spectacle prescription and interpretation, advance lens and frame designs; technical skills and knowledge for dispensing spectacles and soft skills for effective interaction with customers.

The interactive workshop provided opportunity for the participants to share their learning outcomes including approaches to dispensing and ways to channelize a mix of both technical knowledge and hands-on experience to their optometric practice.