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The IVI Online Series for Institutional Development was launched on 16
October 2014 with a session on â€œOptometry School Development- Global
Perspectiveâ€, facilitated by internationally acclaimed eye care and public health
leader , Professor Kovin Naidoo, ( Board member and Director of Global
Programs, Brien Holden Vision Institute: Public Health Division).
The course aims to create awareness among head of optometry institutions on the strategic areas of optometry school development and understand the perspective of â€˜holistic developmentâ€™ to build up the institution.
Professor Naidoo, reinforced the need for public health to be considered as an important entity in optometry curriculum. He also advocated the importance of socially committed research within an academic set up.
IVI acknowledges the support of Brien Holden Vision Institute Foundation and Optometry Giving Sight in funding the program.