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IVI Optometry Clinical Skill Enhancement initiative in New Delhi

A four day “Clinical Skill Enhancement Program”, comprising a series of four workshops on Contact Lenses, Binocular Vision, Low Vision, and Refraction and Dispensing, was organized by the India Vision Institute (IVI) at Dr Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital (SCEH) in New Delhi during 28-31 January 2016.

“Capacity building of Optometry professionals has been a strong focus area of IVI initiatives since its inception. This ensures the professionals are up to date in terms of practise, and contribute to excellence in eye care delivery in India”, said Mr Vinod Daniel, IVI CEO, on the eve of the workshop. This program will serve as a comprehensive refresher course for practitioners, to brush up their knowledge of core Optometry concepts and practise, he added.

Sessions were organized on contact lens; binocular vision, low vision and refraction and dispensing optics during the four days, with special focus on soft toric, multifocal, RGP, kerasoft, scleral lenses design and fitting; evaluation of binocular vision; vision therapy; prevalence, causes, clinical assessment and rehabilitation plan for low vision; paediatric refraction; and design, trouble shooting and adaptation in progressives. 

Organized in collaboration with SCEH, the workshop was facilitated by a distinguished panel of experts from ICARE Eye Hospital, Noida; All India Institute of Medical Sciences; Essilor India Private Limited.; Vaish Eye clinic; and Dr Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital, Delhi.

The workshop was attended by over 35 eye care professionals including practitioners, educators, post graduate and undergraduate students from Nirmal Eye Institute, Rishikesh; Fortis Escorts Hospital, Faridabad; Bhaktivedanta Hospital, Thane; OPJS, Rajasthan; Health Department, Haryana; Himalayan University, Dehradun; ICARE Eye Hospital, Noida; Crystal eye clinic; Aruna Asaf Ali Govt Hospital; Suvidha eye services and Dr Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital, Delhi.

IVI acknowledges Brien Holden Vision Institute Foundation, Optometry Giving Sight, and Essilor India Private Limited in supporting the program.

India Vision Institute (IVI) is an independent, not-for-profit registered trust established in 2011, an initiative of the L V Prasad Eye Institute of Hyderabad and the Brien Holden Vision Institute, Sydney. It is focused on supporting and promoting awareness, research, education and technological development in Indian optometry to advance capacity in vision correction and prevention of eye disease and blindness. (www.indiavisioninstitute.org)

Established in 1914, SCEH has a passion to build a world free of preventable blindness and deafness, driven by compassion towards the society at large. It strongly believes in building sustainable and affordable eye/ear care delivery systems which reach out to the remotest of areas of our country. (www.sceh.net)

For Media Enquiries, kindly contact: 
Mr Dinesh Fernandes - dinesh.fernandes@indiavisioninstitute.org (+91-9989586246) www.indiavisioninstitute.org

Image: Participants at the CSEP Workshop at SCEH, Delhi.