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L V Prasad Eye Institute inaugurates Brien Holden Institute of Optometry and Vision Sciences at Hyderabad

Our Bureau, Bengaluru
Thursday, September 14, 2017, 14:30 Hrs  [IST]

L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) opened the  Brien Holden Institute of Optometry and Vision Sciences (BHIOVS).  This was during the  2nd World Congress of Optometry (WCO) and International Association of Contact Lens Educators (IACLE) meeting at the HICC, 11-13 September 2017 at Hyderabad.
The Chief Guest  for the occasion was  Prof Desmond Fonn, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of Waterloo who unveiled the plaque.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Gullapalli N Rao, Founder and Chair, L V Prasad Eye Institute said that Dr Brien Holden, Founder of the Brien Holden Vision Institute in Australia, was a visionary leader and one of the most influential optometrists of his generation. His career was spent inspiring scientists and healthcare professionals globally  with his vision for everyone, everywhere. We will continue to do the good work and take his legacy forward.”
The Brien Holden Institute of Optometry and Vision Sciences (BHIOVS) will be an umbrella organization for all activities of Optometry - education, research, patient care and human resource capacity building. Dr Shrikant Bharadwaj will be the Director of BHIOVS. The ten year old Bausch and Lomb School of Optometry, ranked as the best in India, will be part of the BHIOVS.
The 3-decade old LVPEI  is a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Prevention of Blindness and a Global Resource Centre for VISION 2020: The Right to Sight initiative. It has 10 active arms to its areas of operations namely Clinical Services, Education, Research, Vision Rehabilitation, Rural and Community Eye Health, Eye Banking, Advocacy and Policy Planning, Capacity Building, Innovation and Product Development.


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