37th Low Vision Awareness Program
The 37th Low Vision Awareness Program (LAP) was held from 31 March - 1 April 2017 at LVPEI's KAR campus in Hyderabad. The program was conducted in collaboration with India Vision Institute.
The two day program was attended by 47 delegates across India, Ghana, Mozambique and Nigeria, the participants included optometrists, optometry students, ophthalmologists and low vision practitioners.
Topics of presentations ranged from global burden of vision impairment to assessment and management of various cases with vision impairment. In addition to didactic lectures, hands-on-sessions about the basics of assistive devices, multidisciplinary low vision rehabilitation services and daily living skills for people with low vision were organized and carried out.
Patients who are now employed with Wipro shared their experience of living with vision impairment and how they have benefited from comprehensive low vision rehabilitation intervention. Participants were divided into 8 groups and were assigned to present a case with vision impairment and its management.