As part India Vision Institute’s (IVI) Faculty development and continuing professional development initiatives, IVI organized Change the Game: workshop on Sports Vision at the NSHM Knowledge campus in Kolkata on 25-26 September and Dr. Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital, Delhi on 28-29 September 2014.
Training in Sports vision improves the visual abilities of sportsmen required for securing excellence in the sport they play, including eye-hand coordination, dynamic visual acuity, tracking, focusing, visual reaction time, and peripheral vision. Accordingly, optometrists need to customize training programs for each game. Sports vision also has much to offer in treating and preventing sports injuries among sportsmen and children alike.
“Addressing a range of issues including the importance of vision in sports, specific visual considerations for individual sports, and benefits of vision therapy for excellence in sport, the two-day intensive workshop on sports vision highlighted the significant contribution optometrists can make towards securing excellence in sports and promoting safe sports”, said the IVI CEO, Mr Vinod Daniel, on the occasion.
“Through a range of intensive training programs for eye care professionals, IVI is committed to making a contribution towards excellence in sports”, Mr Daniel added.
The workshop was facilitated by Professor Graham Barclay Erickson, a Diplomat in the Binocular Vision and Paediatric Optometry Section of the American Academy of Optometry, Fellow of COVD, and Professor at Pacific University College of Optometry.
Over 70 optometry professionals, educators and students from a number of optometry institutions including, Vidyasagar College of Optometry, Rotary Eye Hospital, Ramakrishna Mission, NSHM, Vasan Eye Care, Lions Hospital, RSEI, Radiant Eye Foundation, Ashram Biwaniwalla and Health &Opticare , Amity University, Dr.Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital, AIIMS, Venu Eye Institute, K D Dalmiya Eye Hospital, GKB Opticals, UP RIMS, NAEI, Netra Mandir, Teerthankar Mahaveer University and Fortis Eye Hospital participated in the workshop.
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Collaboration and Support:
India Vision Institute, a joint initiative of the LV Prasad Eye Institute, India and the Brien Holden Vision Institute, Australia, supports research, education and technological development in vision correction, eye disease and blindness prevention. IVI acknowledges the support of Brien Holden Vision Institute Foundation and Optometry Giving Sight in funding the program.
About India Vision Institute:
It is an exciting time for Optometry in India; India Vision Institute (IVI) is delighted to be part of this eye care revolution. IVI envisions making a socially and economically important contribution to superior vision correction and eye disease management for India. IVI aims to support research, education, awareness and technological development, which will take India to a world platform in healthcare, vision correction and eye disease management and blindness prevention. Over the next decade, IVI will create a strong global foothold for the Indian Vision Industry and assist in the development of the necessary human resources that will enable every Indian to gain access to correct diagnosis and management for uncorrected refractive errors.
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