Continuous Professional Development

BHVI Academy EyeTeach© Research Methodology workshop in collaboration with ARVI - Chennai

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A two-day intensive Brien Holden Vision Institute Academy EyeTeach© Research Methodology workshop was organized by IVI in collaboration with the African Research Vision Institute at Chennai on 14-15 April. The workshop aimed to strengthen research foundation in optometry targeting educators, practitioners, researchers and postgraduate students.             

25 Optometry professionals including educators and practitioners from 16 Optometry institutes in India benefited from this workshop. For the first time, six students from the Indian Institute of Technology pursuing master’s and PhD in application of machine learning methods in OCT and retinal image analysis, participated in the workshop.             

Facilitated by Professor Kovin Naidoo and Dr Jyoti Jaggernath, the workshop covered a range of concepts including research designs and sampling, qualitative approaches, data collection and analysis, developing and writing a research proposal, conducting a critical & relevant literature review, issues in eye care research, ethics and plagiarism.             

Professor Naidoo is an academic, optometrist and an internationally acclaimed public health leader committed to social entrepreneurial efforts in addressing the needs of those less privileged. Dr Jaggernath manages and conducts vision research for eye care and blindness prevention in Africa in an effort to address the impact of vision impairment and blindness on quality of life.   

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