Disclaimer: "Optometry Council of India is a self-regulatory body registered under the Indian Company Act , Section 25 A (Not for Profit)"
To our Beloved Founder Prof. Brien Holden
6th January 1942 – 27th July 2015
It’s a very sad day for Optometry Council of India, who has lost its founder and whose brain child was the council itself. Prof Brien Holden was a “larger than life” figure, a visionary and a source of inspiration to millions of people around the world. He influenced optometry in India and also inspired students in the country. His contribution to global eye care and optometry as a profession is unmatched. The best way to pay tribute to him is to carry on the work he has left for us and to elevate optometry as a profession in India to great heights.
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