Vision Institute (IVI), the Indian NGO working to provide access and a
free pair of corrective glasses to the underprivileged, is managing a
global 24-hour online event of the World Council of Optometry (WCO),
‘Eyes Around the World – A Global Day of Learning’, on November 20.
event can be viewed in different time zones that will enable eye care
professionals and optometrists from different parts of the world to join
in, and engage in sharing and learning.
World Council of Optometry is an international membership-based
non-profit organization for individual optometrists, industry
professionals and optometric organizations.
unique event will facilitate exchanges among optometrists and promote
optometry education and clinical practice,” said IVI’s CEO, Vinod
Kovin Naidoo, Congress Committee Chair, World Council of Optometry,
said “the day-long event is a unique way for optometrists across the
world to come together and learn about current practice trends and
manage some of the big challenges to eye health today.”
Eyes Around the World will
feature some 25 speakers from 12 countries who will deliver lectures on
clinically significant themes such as diabetes, dry eye management,
myopia management and specialty contact lenses, optometry education and
to WCO, the continuing education program targeting practicing
clinicians and optometric educators is an extension of the commitment of
WCO to become a regular resource for optometrists around the globe.
IVI-managed event will provide delegates with a wonderful viewing
experience to help compensate for the restrictions in attending such
events physically. The website for the event www.wcoeducation.org launched on 27 October and is accepting registrations.
Eyes Around the World is
supported by the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry
(ASCO), CooperVision and the International Association of Contact Lens