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Photography Contest!!!

Photography Context

Here comes a great opportunity to showcase your photography skills! 

And Win ZEISS VR One!!

On the occasion of World Sight Day 2017, OCI with support from Zeiss India is hosting a photography contest on eye care and optometry. To participate in this exciting contest,you just need to send a picture along with a caption. The picture could range from anything related to nature to eye exam and the caption should be precise (upto 10 words) and should be regarding eye care and optometry. The entries should reach us by 1st October 2017.Please send the nominations to info@optometrycouncilofindia.org

A panel of OCI and Zeiss members will select the best entries. There would be 6 prizes: one per region of India: North, South, East, West and central and one mega prize for all India entry. For the best all India entry, the copyright of the photo will be with Zeiss and OCI and may be shared with associations such as IAPB and WCO. 

Photograph Specifications:

1. Participants are requested to submit the original photographs in .jpeg format.

2. Please find the photograph specifications below:

3. The submitted file size should not be more than 10 MB at the time of entry.

4. The photographs must be accompanied by the following details: Camera model, Lens model, Aperture and location.

5. Submissions may be watermarked if desired, but the watermark should not interfere with the judging of the photo. A watermarked photo might not be honored by the competition if the photographer is unable or unavailable to provide a pristine, watermark-free version of the image when asked.

6. Images will be judged on originality, technical excellence, composition, relevance to the topic and artistic merit. 

7. Each participant is allowed to submit only one entry.

The photograph can be in black & white or color mode.

Photos that have been digitally altered beyond standard optimization (removal of dust, cropping, reasonable adjustments to exposure, color and contrast, etc.) will be disqualified.

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World Optometry Day Awareness Initiative

Optometry Council of India is raising eye care and optometry awareness through the below banners. Optometrist interested please write to: info@optometrycouncilofindia.org

In India more than 450 million people need vision correction. Uncorrected refractive error accounts for over 50% of unnecessary vision impairment. For India, the annual loss in productivity & economic burden due to avoidable vision impairment is over US$ 23 billion. Optometrists deliver eye-care services not only from private practice but from hospital eye departments, community clinics, remote regions, as part of hospital services within large urban centers. Optometry has contributed substantially to reducing the burden of uncorrected refractive error and common eye disease. Regulation of Optometry Overseas In many developed countries, optometrists deliver over 70% of total eye-care and 90% of primary eye care. Countries all over the world such as Australia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Mauritius, New Zealand, Philippines, Nigeria, South Africa, Netherlands, Scandinavia, UK, Canada, Mexico and the US all register Optometry as an independent profession. The Countries have established Optometry Councils or Boards of Registrations to regulate Schools of Optometry and Optometrists. The Countries mentioned have almost all endorsed the use of diagnostic drugs by qualified optometrists to assist with fundus examination of the eye and cycloplegic examination of children. The Optometry Councils in these Countries regulate Optometry, certify Schools and Colleges of Optometry and certify overseas applicants. The trend is for a National or even Regional Council structures such as the Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand, rather than State bodies. Testimonials for Optometry Council of India

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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.

VISION: Assuring excellence in optometry education & equitable eyecare for India MISSION: The Optometry Council of India (OCI) is a professional regulatory body with the responsibility of establishing & maintaining high standards of optometry education & recognition of optometry qualifications in India. It registers optometrists in order to maintain quality, and provide equitable & accountable eye care services for the people of India.

How would the public benefit from optometry council of India? The public would benefit from:

  1. Quality eye care
  2. Cost effective eye care
  3. Ensure delivery of quality education in optometry colleges
  4. Provide adequate optometry work force
  5. Develop skilled optometry work force