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Skill Enhancement Program for primary eye care practitioners in Raipur, Chhattisgarh

India Vision Institute (IVI), in collaboration with 2.5 New Vision Generation (NVG), 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 in Raipur, Chhattisgarh during 19 - 21 June 2015. The workshop focused on refraction, dispensing, soft skills and entrepreneurship development.

“As the key primary eye care provider for rural India, Ophthalmic Assistants play a critical role in the country. I am delighted this workshop will further equip Ophthalmic Assistants from Chhattisgarh to provide better services to the general public of the state” said Mr Vinod Daniel, CEO - IVI, on the occasion.

This is the 10th workshop in the series of training programs conceptualized and implemented by IVI following an agreement with NVG to hold capacity building workshops for Ophthalmic officers, focussing on Tier II and III cities. The earlier workshops held in Rohtak, Trichy, Aurangabad, Patna, Ludhiana, Rajahmundry, Tumkur, Ranchi and Nanded have so far trained 295 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, 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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