Continuous Professional Development

Career Counselling: Session 1 - 2014

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Under the IVI Career Counselling initiative, an online seminar on Career Counselling was presented to guide students on various career options available in Optometry today. Conducted on 25 April 2014, the session provided to the students a good perspective on career opportunities in Optometry. 

The interactive and informative session introduced the students to the many aspects in optometry field varying from the scope of undertaking a fellowship, pursuing a doctorate, being an entrepreneur and working for multinationals, among others. The students gained insights into the job profile of an optometrist in an optical set up as well as in a hospital set up. The counsellors also spoke on current trends and drifts in specialization in optometry. 

A new initiative from IVI, the counselling session received outstanding response from the participating schools and counselling experts. A total number of 70 students from 6 schools participated in the online seminar. 

The counselling expert panel comprised four optometry professionals from various back grounds: 
- Academic and Institutional expert: Prof Monica Chaudhry, Head, Department of Optometry, Amity University. 

- Clinical and Research expert: Dr Shrikant Bharadwaj, Associate Director of Optometry, LVPEI. 

- Optical Industry expert: Mr Damanjot Singh, Product Consultant & National Lead Trainer, Transitions. 

- Entrepreneurship expert:Mr Kunal Shah, CEO, Eye Savers & Owner, Hubli Optics Plus. 

IVI acknowledges the support of Brien Holden Vision Institute Foundation and Optometry Giving Sight in funding the program.