India Vision Institute (IVI) organized a one-day
workshop on Refraction techniques and Clinical Implications for the members of
Tamil Nadu Government Ophthalmic Assistants Association (TNGOAA) and the
National Ophthalmic Association (NOA) at Erode, Tamilnadu on 5 January 2014. A
total of 40 senior vision care professionals participated in the
The workshop covered a range of topics including Basics of optics & refraction, clinical history taking in comprehensive eye examination, techniques of objective refraction, steps of subjective refraction & binocular balancing and Prescribing modalities for various age groups. A session on ‘Responsibilities of an Optometrist in primary eye care’ covered ways of achieving excellence in clinical practice while working at peripheral government hospitals. The role of eye care professionals as per the standards of the National Program for the Control of Blindness was discussed.