‘Eye health in a changing world’, an international virtual conference and trade fair was conducted by the India Vision Institute (IVI) between the 2nd and 4th October 2020. It covered a wide array of areas in Optometry and Vision science. The main agenda of the conference was to explore the future of eye care and eye health, especially after the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic globally.
Dr. Rizwana- HOD, Binocular vision/ Vision therapy clinic; Assistant Professor- Elite School of Optometry; and Research Coordinator – Srimathi Sundari Subramanian Department of Visual Psychophysics, Sankara Nethralaya – represented the scientific committee of the conference involving in planning and reviewing abstracts, and also served as a panel member for the Public health – children section. Sankara Nethralaya was represented by 18 eye care professionals including optometrists and graduate optometry students. They submitted abstracts and presented them in the conference.
Team Sankara Nethralaya gave a rocking performance at the conference and won laurels. Ms. Mehal Rathore, Ms. Aparna G, and Ms. Alisha Regmi won the award for best paper presentation in the oral category in ocular diagnostics, paediatric optometry, and binocular vision and public health respectively. Ms. Jannet Philip won the award for best case report in the oral category.
The conference included discussions on recent developments, innovations, practice trends, and way forward in eye care for community, clinic, and private practice services. It hosted participants from 37 countries around the world. There were 1,330 registered delegates comprising eye care professionals and students. The plenary and parallel sessions saw 199 speakers.
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