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Optometry Capacity Building Workshop for NOA

India Vision Institute (IVI) organized a comprehensive hands-on capacity building workshop for a group of 35 vision care professionals of the National Ophthalmic Association (NOA) at Trichy from 26 February to 2 March, 2014. 

The workshop comprised theory and practical sessions on refraction and dispensing. 

“The workshop will enhance the skill sets of vision care professionals at NOA in effectively meeting the needs of rural India. I look forward to working together with NOA as part of IVI’s efforts in strengthening Indian optometry” Mr Vinod Daniel, CEO IVI, said on the occasion. 

Mr Revanth Kumar, IVI Program Manager facilitated the workshop covering a range of topics including essentials of refraction, ophthalmic dispensing, soft skills and entrepreneurship development. The workshop is the second of the two pilot workshops organized by IVI following an agreement between IVI and New Vision Generation India Pvt Ltd. (NVG) to hold capacity building workshops for ophthalmic assistants. The first workshop held at Rohtak, Haryana in December 2013 was very well received. 

IVI acknowledges the support of New Vision Generation India Pvt Ltd. 

India Vision Institute, a joint initiative of the LV Prasad Eye Institute, India and the Brien Holden Vision Institute, Australia, supports research, education and technological development in vision correction, eye disease and blindness prevention. 

For further information about IVI, please visit www.indiavisioninstitute.org; or contact ivi@indiavisioninstitute.org; or call Dinesh Fernandes on +91 9989586246