Continuous Professional Development

Workshop on Pediatric Optometry

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India Vision Institute (IVI) organized two workshops on Pediatric Optometry. The workshops were held at the NSHM Knowledge Campus in Kolkata on 18-19 January; and the IIT Alumni Industry Interaction Center in Chennai on 21-22 January 2016. The two-day workshops were organized in association with the Sydney-based Brien Holden Vision Academy.

Dr Daniele P Saltarelli (OD, FAAO, Pediatric Optometry) from the University of Cincinnati, USA, covered a wide range of topics on Pediatric Optometry including pediatric vision testing, amblyopia, strabismus and its types, common accommodative and convergence disorders and their diagnosis, differential diagnosis, treatment options and an introduction to Pediatric contact lens. 

The two workshops were attended by a total of 35 Optometry practitioners, educators and students from a number of institutes in and around both Kolkata and Chennai, including from the NSHM Knowledge Campus, Assam Down Town University, Sarkar Eye Institute, B B Eye Foundation, School of Allied Health Sciences, Shri Prakash Institute of Optometry, University of Hyderabad, Centre for Sight, SRM University and Dr Agarwal Eye Hospital among others. 

This workshop was awarded with 20 credit points by OCI.

IVI acknowledges the support of Brien Holden Vision Institute Foundation and Optometry Giving Sight in funding the program.