A two-day workshop on Geriatric Optometry: what the young minds should
know was organized at IVI Hyderabad on 27 & 28 February. Dr. PremNandhini
Satgunam, Associate Research Optometrist, LVPEI, widely recognized for her work
in in the area of pediatric and geriatric vision rehabilitation, visual
development in children with vision impairment and binocular vision,
facilitated the workshop. Dr Archana Bhargava, Consultant, LVPEI, gave a guest
lecture on Geriatric Systemic problems.
Designed to provide tools and knowledge to teach a course on the topic of Geriatric Optometry, the workshop focused on a range of topics including healthy aging concepts, biological aging, diseases of eye and aging, dementia, breaking the bad news and low vision aids for geriatric patients. The workshop also provided an opportunity for participants to apprise themselves of latest research in the field of geriatric optometry.
The workshop was well received with over 55 optometry educators, practitioners, researchers and students from eight optometry institutes across India attending the workshop
IVI acknowledges the support of Brien Holden Vision Institute Foundation and Optometry Giving Sight in funding the program.