The conference will focus attention on eye health and emerging threats.
Global and national experts will convene virtually at the 2nd IVI International Optometry Conference, 9-11 September, to renew attention on eye health, vision impairment and prevention of avoidable blindness, including the role of Optometry in addressing challenges. The three-day conference, with around 15 pre-conference workshop sessions on September 9, will have top experts speak at keynote sessions, panel discussions, parallel tracks and paper/poster presentations on 10 and 11 September.
The conference, powered by EssilorLuxottica, was announced at the launch of the conference website by IVI’s CEO Vinod Daniel in the presence of Akash Goyle, Country Manager and Managing Director, Luxottica India, and Raghavan NS, Country Manager, Essilor South Asia. With the launch of the conference website, the call for abstracts will be made shortly.
“The conference themes will be on myopia and best practice models for its management, the role and influence of big data and artificial intelligence in eye care, human resource challenges, legislative frameworks & associated issues, and partnerships,” said Mr Daniel.
“The international conference hosted by IVI has become a major event in the eye health calendar with talks and presentations by eye health speakers from India and around the world,” he added.
Eight keynote talks at the conference will have a range of topics including Global Eye Health: Vision beyond 2020, Advocacy to Tackle Avoidable Blindness, Human Resources Challenges in Eye Care Delivery, Management of Low Vision Patients during the Pandemic, Myopia Control – Practitioner’s Perspective, Partnership Building and Artificial Intelligence in Eye Care.
Offering over 40 hours of interactive and live sessions, over 2000 eye health professionals from India and abroad, a majority of them, optometrists, are expected to participate as delegates in the event. The conference will also have a trade fair showcasing products, services, innovations by industries, corporates and institutions.
On the pre-conference day, 9 September, specialty talks will include Contact Lens Management of Keratoconus – New Developments by the International Association of Contact Lens Educators (IACLE), Myopia by BIPOK, Vision Rehabilitation for Children with Special Needs – L V Prasad Eye Institute, Geriatric Eye Care, Effective Ways to Engage Students – Dispensing Optics, Binocular Vision, Low Vision, Occupational Optometry, Public Health and Challenges in Online Optometry Education.