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IVI organized Change the Game: workshop on Sports
Vision at the NSHM Knowledge campus in Kolkata on 25-26 September and Dr.
Shroffâ€™s Charity Eye Hospital, Delhi on 28-29 September 2014.
Training in Sports vision improves the visual abilities of sportsmen required for securing excellence in the sport they play, including eye-hand coordination, dynamic visual acuity, tracking, focusing, visual reaction time, and peripheral vision. The workshop emphasized on the importance of visual performance assessment designed to meet the requirements of each sports and how optometrists can play an important role in improving the visual capabilities of sports personnel.
Over 70 participants including optometry practitioners, educators and students from a number of optometry institutions including, Vidyasagar College of Optometry, Rotary Eye Hospital, Ramakrishna Mission, NSHM, Vasan Eye Care, Lions Hospital, RSEI, Radiant Eye Foundation, Ashram Biwaniwalla, Health & Opticare, Amity University, Dr.Shroffâ€™s Charity Eye Hospital, AIIMS, Venu Eye Institute, K D Dalmiya Eye Hospital, GKB Opticals, UP RIMS, NAEI, Netra Mandir, Teerthankar Mahaveer University and Fortis Eye Hospital participated in the workshop.
The workshop was facilitated by Professor Graham Barclay Erickson, a Diplomat in the Binocular Vision and Paediatric Optometry Section of the American Academy of Optometry, Fellow of COVD, and Professor at Pacific University College of Optometry.
IVI acknowledges the support of Brien Holden Vision Institute Foundation and Optometry Giving Sight in funding the program.