Jogendra Rathor, Chief Optometrist at Clear Vision Eye
Hospital, Ahmedabad has been adjudged winner of the IVI Essilor Optometry
Wizard of 2020, a national quiz instituted by India Vision Institute and
supported by Essilor India Pvt Ltd.
Ramprasat, Associate Professor, Vasan Institute of Ophthalmology & Research
Chennai, was declared the First Runner-Up followed by S. Saravanan, Clinical
Optometrist at Acchuta Eye Care, Erode, Tamil Nadu.
of the winners were made after the final round of the national quiz held online
today. The other finalist at the quiz included Vedalingam Ganesan, Clinical
Optometrist, Aster DM Healthcare, Doha, Qatar. The contestants entered the
final round of the quiz following their successful participation in three prior
rounds. Six participants in the audience also won prizes.
CEO Vinod Daniel said “we are organizing the national quiz finals online for
the first time due to the Covid lockdown. The enthusiasm of several hundred audience
who had joined the final round was truly encouraging. We thank Essilor India
for supporting us in organizing it.”
IVI’s national quiz is supported by
Essilor Vision India Pvt Ltd and has been conceptualized for bringing together students,
educators and practitioners as well as promote constant skill and knowledge
enhancement. Since its inception five years ago, the
Optometry Wizard of the Year Quiz has had good all-round response with over 700
participants, including educationists, optometrists and students, taking part
in the quiz competition.
Ms Anantha Lakshmi, Assistant General
Manager, Education and Professional Services, Essilor India Pvt Ltd, was also in
the audience and spoke to the participants.
Previous years’ winners include Ms Mehal P. Rathore (2018) of Sankara
Netralaya and Ms Mousumi Saikia of Amity University ( 2016). The
quiz was open to professionals and students in eye care.
About India Vision Institute (IVI)
Vision Institute (IVI) is an independent, not-for-profit registered trust
established in 2012. It is focused on supporting and promoting eye health
awareness, research, education and technological development in Indian
Optometry to advance capacity in vision correction, and prevention of eye
disease and blindness. (www.indiavisioninstitute.org
queries, contact Shekhar Nambiar, +919810154167