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Bausch and Lomb School of Optometry wins IVI Young Optometry Researcher Rolling Trophy 2014

Mr Hemanth Reddy from Bausch and Lomb School of Optometry (BLSO), Hyderabad, was awarded the India Vision Institute Young Researcher Rolling trophy for 2014. Six finalists presented their research projects at a Symposium held in Hyderabad on October 30, 2014 and his research project, “SMARTstereo: a novel tablet PC based application for measuring stereoacuity in the clinic” was judged as the winner by a three panel judging team. 

“It is very encouraging that young scholars from optometry institutions across India are undertaking excellent research projects as part of their course, auguring well for further strengthening of research culture in optometry in India.” said Mr Vinod Daniel, CEO of IVI on the occasion. 

The selection was made by a panel of experts comprising Dr Jyoti Jaggernath and Mr Farai Chinanayi from the African Vision Research Institute and Dr Nagaraju Konda from BHV Pvt. Ltd. India. 

Along with a certificate, Hemanth received a travel grant of INR 5000 to enable him to participate in optometry conferences and his institute, the Bausch and Lomb School of Optometry, received the rolling trophy for the year 2014. The other five shortlisted students received participation certificates and a memento. 

Established in October 2011, IVI acts as a catalyst to help India achieve socially responsible, high quality vision care and an industry that can support: excellent eye care available to all; state of the art Indian optometry; excellent eye care education; international leadership in cutting-edge vision care research and development; and viable Indian vision and optical industry, playing a substantial part in global eye care. IVI is an initiative of the L V Prasad Eye Institute of Hyderabad and the Brien Holden Vision Institute, Sydney. 

For further information about this event, please contact: Ms Jissa James – General Manager, India Vision Institute on +91 9952000261 or write to 

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. 

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