India Vision Institute (IVI) in collaboration with 2.5 New Vision Generation, a division of Essilor India Pvt Ltd organized a three day comprehensive hands-on capacity building workshop for a group of 25 vision care professionals from 30th May to 01st June 2015.
The three day program helped primary eyecare professionals from Nanded and Jalna districts of
Maharashtra gain knowledge in refraction and dispensing, soft skills and entrepreneurship development.
“The workshop will enhance the skill sets of vision care professionals in effectively meeting the needs of rural India. National ophthalmic association as a professional body representing these practitioners has always shown keen interest in such initiatives. 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.
This is the 9th workshop in the series of training programs conceptualized and implemented by India Vision institute following an agreement with 2.5 New Vision Generation, a division of Essilor India Pvt Ltd to hold capacity building workshops for ophthalmic officers especially in Tier II and Tier III cities. The earlier workshops held in Rohtak, Trichy, Aurangabad, Patna, Ludhiana, Rajahmundry, Tumkur and Ranchi has so far trained 270 ophthalmic officers since 2013.
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.
2.5 New Vision Generation is a division of Essilor India Pvt Ltd, the world leader in the field of manufacturing and distribution of high quality ophthalmic lenses and other allied products. This division has a mandate to promote good quality, easily affordable and sustainable optical care delivery mechanisms for people with suboptimal vision especially those who reside in the rural and semi urban parts of the country. Its mission is to reach out to the 55 Crore people in India who suffer from uncorrected refractive errors by promoting and supporting various initiatives leading to efficient and effective vision screening and spectacle dispensing mechanisms.
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