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Indian Optometry made history this year. The American Academy of Optometry conferred the “Essilor award for International contribution to Optometry” to representatives from 4 pillars of optometry in India, Indian Optometry Federation, Association of Schools and Colleges of optometry, Optometry Council of India and India Vision Institute.
Rajesh Wadhwa ( Past President of IOF), Rajbir Singh Berwal (Vice president IOF), Lakshmi Shinde ( CEO, OCI), Vivek Mendonsa( President ASCO), Vinod Daniel (CEO, IVI). Among these five, 2 are OCI board members and one is the CEO of OCI. Optometry council of India is very proud of all these individuals who have made notable contribution to the profession.
Need for Optometry Council in India Mindful of the need to certify and regulate the competence and standards of Optometrists and of Optometry Schools and Colleges; the Indian Optometry Federation (IOF) and the Association of Schools and Colleges of India (ASCO) have together established a private, peer regulating Optometry Council of India in September 2012.
How would the public benefit from optometry council of India? The public would benefit from:
- Quality eye care
- Cost effective eye care
- Ensure delivery of quality education in optometry colleges
- Provide adequate optometry work force
- Develop skilled optometry work force