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A two-day workshop on Vision and Occupation was
organized at IVI, Hyderabad on 22 & 23 November. Dr. James Sheedy, who is
widely recognized for his work in Vision ergonomics and currently the Director
of the Vision Performance Institute and professor of optometry at Pacific
University, facilitated the workshop. About 30 optometric educators,
practitioners and researchers from 16 optometry institutes across India
attended the workshop.
This workshop was designed to provide tools and knowledge to teach a course on the topic of Vision and Occupation. The workshop focused on a range of topics including eye injuries, sunglasses and laser protection, vision and computers and occupational task analysis, etc. The workshop also provided an opportunity for participants to apprise themselves of latest developments in Occupational Optometry.
â€œVaried subjects were covered in detail. It was great to know stuff from different perspectives. This workshop will also improve my counseling skill as I can speak to my clients from a better point of viewâ€ â€“ Ms Preksha Joshi, Vision Express, Mumbai.
â€œAll topics covered in the workshop were very relevant to practice and we gained how we can implement these to improve our practice as well as subject satisfactionâ€™â€™- Mr. Gopal Varshney, Vision Express, Bangalore.
â€œIt provides more practical approach which is useful while dealing with patients and also different aspects about the subjectâ€ â€“ Ms. Vidula Prasad Patil, Laxmi College of optometry, Panvel.