Continuous Professional Development

Everyday Challenges in Contact Lens Clinical Practice

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The IVI Online Seminar Series was launched on 16 August 2013 with a seminar on Everyday challenges in contact lens clinical practice, delivered through the Cisco Webex platform reaching a large optometry academic community. 

The inaugural seminar delivered by Dr Kalika Bandamwar, Manager, Brien Holden Vision Pvt Ltd, Hyderabad received an overwhelming response. Over 200 students pursuing bachelors and masters in optometry from ten optometry institutes across India participated in the seminar. The session was very interactive and the participants particularly appreciated the opportunity of discussing the specialized subject with the resource person sitting miles away at the IVI office in Hyderabad. 

Mr Vijay Kumar, Registrar at Bausch & Lomb School of Optometry, Hyderabad said “Good idea to bring all the optometry schools to one such nice platform. This web facility should not only limit to the lectures and I think platform can be used more effectively to bring these colleges much together by making programs more student centric”. 

“Thanks to IVI team for the idea of online lectures. Our students enjoyed the session, especially the question answer part. The online platform was also working smoothly” - Atanu Samanta, Faculty at Nagar School of Optometry, Ahmedabad.