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REPORT of AMERICAN ACEDEMY OF OPTOMETRY VISIT
6-9th October 2015
This year’s American Academy at New Orleans, definitely saw a lot more of Indian optometry than any other previously. The academy was held at New Orleans convention centre from 6th -9th October 2015. As Optometry Council of India representative I participated in the following events:
1.Meeting with Juan Carlos Aragon: Chair of Optometry Giving Sight: 6th October 2015
World Sight Day Initiative.
The Optometry Council of India (OCI) took upon itself to increase the awareness among general public about the importance of eye examination. The theme as per World health Organization (WHO) and International Agency for Preventable Blindness (IAPB) for the World Sight Day was “Eye Health for all”.
The World Sight Day traditionally is celebrated on October 8th of every year.
VISIT TO GUJRAT & MAHARASHTRA
With the overwhelming response received from the visit to Kolkata, it was decided; why not visit the colleges of Gujarat and Maharashtra. The colleges planned in the visit were
On the 3rd of September, OCI operations manager Ms. Paula Mehta representative visited 2 renowned colleges of Optometry in Kolkata. Vidyasagar College of Optometry and NSHM Knowledge Campus.
The purpose of visit was mainly to present activities of the self regulatory council and interact with young optometry students and other professional bodies such as (IOF and ASCO) for the upliftment of Optometry as a profession.
Faculty Support Program with LVPEI- Binocular Vision I 13-25 July, 2015 India Vision Institute
Objective The program aimed to give the participant, first-hand experience in teaching Binocular Vision from an academic perspective, including curriculum planning & development, teaching methodologies and evaluation & assessment patterns for an undergraduate program.
The 13 day program focused on how binocular vision is delivered in terms of human resources, teaching planning, student assessment and infrastructure set up and educational resources.
Lawrence & Mayo, Bangalore would like to thank you for giving us an opportunity to register for OCI Membership at a special concessional membership fee. All of our 21 Optometrists have registered with OCI and will receive the benefits of being an OCI member.
Dear members !!
It gives me immense pleasure to write to all of you about the:
Achievements and accomplishments of Optometry Council of India (OCI).
Dr Mohd. Zaki Awg Isa( Head of Department of Optomerty and Vision Science, MSU Mr Subhadeep Das ( Lecturer, Department of Optometry and Vision Science, MSU) MSU Optometry and Vision Science Exhibition and Seminar(MOVES) is jointly organized by MSU Eye Centre and Department of Optometry and Vision Science (DOVS) to provide a platform for updatingand exchanging knowledge among the community of optometrist, health care professionals, medical doctors, students, academicians and members of the public.
This is a conversation between an non OCI member ( young optometrist) and Ms. Sangeetha Bhasin ( OCI registered and a senior optometrist with loads of experience)
Optometrist 1: Hello friends I want to know what will be the benefits an optometrist will receive after registration of OCI? How will changes take place in retail optician shops as
far as the basic requirements of optometrists qualification, salary, skill, experience etc...
WORLD OPTOMETRY DAY 2015
“MEGA EVENT 2”
Hari Jyot College of Optometry, Rotary Eye Institute, Navsari
On March 21-22, 2015
Main Venue : Shri Samasta Matiya Patidar Seva Samaj
Rotary Eye Institute, Navsari (For Workshop)
- Dr. Dakshesh Thakar
Vice Chancellor, Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat
Letter from Dr. Susan Cooper, President of World Council of Optometry:
The World Council of Optometry (WCO) congratulates Optometry Council of India (OCI) on becoming a member of WCO.
25 staff optometrist of Narayan Nethralaya registered with OCI in March 2015. Their document verification was done and certificates dispatched along with OCI badges. The distribution of certificates was held as a small meeting, where the optometrist proudly displayed their badges. The photos of the same are attached.
In our members list we have around 50-60 optometrist who are working in Dubai. We had recently sent all their certificates along with badges after document verification to Dubai. Mr. Saji an optometrist from Dubai coordinated to entire project. Thanks to Mr. Saji.
Vidyasagar College of Optometry & Vision Science was declared as “Accredited Continuing Education Provider” in eastern India by Optometry Council of India (Please find detailed report attached)
I am very proud to announce that OCI had its FIRST CE accredited session as Masterclass Knowledgefest 2015. The CE program was a great success and the enthusiasm with which all the OCI registered members were keen to get their CE credits stamp was also very encouraging.
It was a pleasure to see all the registered members displaying their OCI badges proudly and those who did not receive it were eager to get them and wear them as well. The CE was quiet informative to both practitioners and students of optometry.