Advanced Training in Contact Lenses to Establish a Thriving Contact Lens Practice in Secondary Centers

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The Contact Lens residency program at L V Prasad Eye Institute consisted of four phases to equip the trainee with the required skill sets for an independent practice. Ms Meenakshi Jha, Mr Reekham Lal Sahu and Ms Faiza Bhombal completed the program over the time frame March 2013 to May 2016, with each residency spanning 2 years. 

They were selected for this program after a rigorous screening process. During training the residents were actively involved in setting up an exclusive Contact Lens clinic in Vijayawada and Paloncha secondary centres of LVPEI and provided services to over 1,400 patients. In addition, the residents presented their clinical studies at leading conferences, and were also involved as clinical instructors for undergraduate students of Brien Holden Institute of Optometry and Vision Sciences. 

IVI acknowledges the support of Optometry Giving Sight in association with Alcon Foundation for funding this program