Session VIII â€“ Our Childrenâ€™s Vision: A Global Campaign
Over 500 Optometry educators, practitioners and students from 20 Institutions were in presence for the eighth online seminar for Optometry professionals in the IVI Online Seminar series on Tuesday, 14 February 2017.
Prof Kovin Naidoo â€“ CEO, Brien Holden Vision Institute spoke about the Global campaign-Our Childrenâ€™s Vision which has been initiated by the Brien Holden Vision Institute and Essilor: Vision for Lifeâ„¢.
It was an hour long talk where Prof. Naidoo orated about how the campaign intends to unify eye health practitioners, schools, development agencies and private industries and bring them to a common platform that aims to screen 50 million children worldwide for vision impairment by 2020. As a perk, his session ended with a two minute video wonderfully compiled by the Brien Holden Vision Institute. The video showcased eminent eye-care leaders across the globe supporting this initiative that delivers effective, sustainable eye health for children.
â€œIt was an excellent session. Thank you for arranging such an eye opening talk. Hope to attend more fruitful lectures like this in the futureâ€ â€“ Paras Desai, Assistant Lecturer, Hari Jyot College of Optometry.
IVI acknowledges the support of 'Brien Holden Vision Institute Foundation' and 'Optometry Giving Sight' in funding the program