GUWAHATI: World Optometry Day was observed by Assam down town University with a one-day seminar OPTOCON 1.0 organised on the occasion.
Assam down town University's Programme of Optometry, Faculty of Paramedical Sciences, organized a one-day seminar OPTOCON 1.0 on the occasion of World Optometry Day, which is celebrated worldwide on the 23rd of March. The event was held on Saturday at the AdtU campus.
The event was graced by the honourable Pro Vice-Chancellor Prof. Pranveer Singh, AdtU, along with the Deans of other faculties, Addl. Registrar and Deputy Registrar's office, IQAC office, HR office AdtU.
A host of dignitaries, invitees, students and faculty attended the seminar, making it a successful event.
In his address speech, the esteemed Pro Vice Chancellor emphasized the vital role that optometrists perform in delivering quality eye care services. He also stressed the importance of prioritizing research and innovation to develop new effective treatments and technologies that can improve the quality of life for those suffering from vision-related problems.
The guest speaker at the event was Md. Masihu Zzaman, Associate Professor, Amity Medical School Haryana, who delivered a talk on “New insights of Behavioural Vision Therapy”. The seminar included a workshop on Behavioural Vision Therapy (BVT), which aims to treat problems such as visual attention and concentration, which behavioural optometrists classify as visual information processing weaknesses.
The program also included a quiz and model competition. The model competition was held on 23rd March 2023, followed by the initial round of the quiz competition. The final round of the quiz was conducted on 25th March. The winners were awarded medals and certificates.
Dr Abhijit Dutta, Dean, Faculty of Paramedical Sciences, including the entire optometry fraternity, helped to make the event a successful one. The OPTOCON 1.0 event was a remarkable initiative that highlighted the importance of optometry and its contribution to eye care services.
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