India Vision Institute (IVI) organized a comprehensive hands-on capacity building workshop for a group of 25 vision care professionals in Siliguri, West Bengal, during 9-11 August, 2015 in collaboration with 2.5 New Vision Generation (NVG), a division of Essilor India Pvt Ltd. The workshop focussed on refraction, dispensing, soft skills and entrepreneurship development.
“IVI is pleased to conduct this workshop in Siliguri in partnership with the National Ophthalmic Association (NOA). This will greatly assist in upskilling primary eye care professionals to provide efficient eye care services for West Bengal” Mr Vinod Daniel, CEO IVI, said on the occasion.
This is the eleventh 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. Previous capacity building workshops held in Rohtak, Trichy, Aurangabad, Patna, Ludhiana, Rajahmundry, Tumkur, Ranchi, Nanded and Raipur have so far trained 370 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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