IVI organized a one day seminar on Ocular Surface and Contact Lens in Hyderabad on 12 July 2014 to discuss the impact of lifestyle on eyesight. The workshop was designed to benefit the wider Optometry community including practitioners, educators, researchers and students, the workshop covered a range of topics.
“The workshop trained over 50 Optometrists in the clinical management of dry eyes, one of the most common human eye disorders” said IVI CEO, Mr Vinod Daniel. “Ongoing research on the genetics of the ocular surface disease will greatly assist in containing this significant health concern” he added.
A panel of experts facilitated the workshop including Dr Krupa Philip, Nagaraju Konda, Swati Kanduri and Dr Kalika Bandamwar from the Brien Holden Vision Institute, Hyderabad; Ling Lee, PhD student, Brien Holden Vision Institute and UNSW, Australia; and Srikanth Dumpati- Associate Optometrist in Cornea and Contact Lens services at L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad.
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Collaboration and Support:
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. IVI acknowledges the support of Brien Holden Vision Institute Foundation and Optometry Giving Sight in funding the program.
About India Vision Institute:
It is an exciting time for Optometry in India; India Vision Institute (IVI) is delighted to be part of this eye care revolution. IVI envisions making a socially and economically important contribution to superior vision correction and eye disease management for India. IVI aims to support research, education, awareness and technological development, which will take India to a world platform in healthcare, vision correction and eye disease management and blindness prevention. Over the next decade, IVI will create a strong global foothold for the Indian Vision Industry and assist in the development of the necessary human resources that will enable every Indian to gain access to correct diagnosis and management for uncorrected refractive errors.
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