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IVI Capacity Building Workshop on Contact Lens Dispensing

A workshop on ‘Harnessing your soft contact lens skills’ was organized by the India Vision Institute (IVI), in association with Brien Holden Vision Pvt. Ltd. (BHVPL) – India, at IVI in Hyderabad on 24 February 2015.

“As much as comprehensive knowledge of the subject, effective communication skills are vital to dispensing soft lenses to the customer’s satisfaction. The capacity building IVI workshop equipped optical dispensers to expand their professional practice by upgrading their soft skills”, said Mr Vinod Daniel, IVI CEO.

Focusing on enhanced clinical practice of contact lens and improving the standard of contact lens dispensing, the workshop was attended by over 40 Optometry practitioners, educators and students, including from Dr Rohatgi's Vision Eye Hospital - Usha Opticals in Kolkata; Bausch & Lomb School of Optometry in Hyderabad; Department of Optometry and Vision Science - University of Hyderabad; Schieffelin Institute of Health – Research and Leprosy Centre - Karigiri, Vellore attended the seminar.

The seminar was facilitated by experts from BHVPL – India, including Dr Nagaraju Konda, Dr Kalika Bandamwar, Ms Arifa Begum, Mr Rambabu Putta and Ms Aparna Vadlakonda. Mr Srikanth Dumpati – Associate Optometrist in Cornea and Contact Lens Services at L V Prasad Eye Institute in Hyderabad also conducted a session.

Established in October 2011, IVI acts as a catalyst to help India achieve socially responsible, high quality vision care and an industry that can support: excellent eye care available to all; state of the art Indian optometry; excellent eye care education; international leadership in cutting-edge vision care research and development; and viable Indian vision and optical industry, playing a substantial part in global eye care. IVI is an initiative of the L V Prasad Eye Institute of Hyderabad and the Brien Holden Vision Institute, Sydney.

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For Media Enquiries please contact:
Dinesh C Fernandes
Program Officer | India Vision Institute
737, Road # 37, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad 500033, Telangana, India
Tel. No. +91 - 40 - 23548269
Email: dinesh.fernandes@indiavisioninstitute

Image 1: Participants at the seminar in Hyderabad