Masterclass Optometry Organizes Knowledge Fest 4 in Pune

A three-day optometry knowledge conference to be hosted in Pune (1,2,3 August 2022) has a line-up of speakers to cover a wide range of topical subjects.

Knowledge Fest 2022 is an educational initiative that promises to be both an educative and an enjoyable experience. The Fest is open to all eye care practitioners, those who would like to learn how to recommend the right eyeglasses, contact lenses and how to grow their practice. Final year students of Bachelor and Master degree programmes keen to hone their practical skills for greater patient satisfaction will also benefit immensely.

Masterclass offers personalized training for optometrists, opticians and students with each category divided into modules for easy learning. Skilled educators in their respective fields impart more of practical skills rather than only classroom teaching. Graduating optometrists get a first-hand learning experience, and learn how to face the Viva with greater confidence as well as how to plan for the future.

The conference has been conceptualized with emphasis on the practical aspects of optometry and topics that are of great relevance in today’s scenario. The workshops will equip participants to immediately apply newly learnt skills in their practice. A number of eminent speakers will share their knowledge, experience and success stories. In addition, the Fest presents a good opportunity to network with industry colleagues and fellow practitioners.

The topics to be covered are:

Grow Your Optical Practice:
• A dedicated workshop “Unlock the power of customer’s life time value”
• A unique session on use of social media to grow your practice
• Emerging face of the ‘New’ consumer
• New levels of business ownership
The World of Spectacles:
• Blue cut and anti-fatigue lenses- do they work?
• Are sunglasses only a fashion statement?
• Customized spectacle solutions for presbyopia

Grow Your Clinical Practice:
• Standard patient examination protocol
• When and how to refer?
• New tools in the clinician’s toolkit

Grow With Contact Lenses:
• A workshop on how to recommend lenses to different age groups
• CL practice post COVID-19
• Concept of occasional wear
• Managing presbyopes with contact lenses
• Comfort, dry eye and CL solutions

Make Best of Two eyes (BV):
• Changing scope of binocular vision clinics
• How to start the dialogue with patients
• Technology in binocular vision

The first day will be dedicated to workshops on myopia management, customer’s life time value and contact lenses.

Participants can take advantage of the opportunity to interact with the distinguished members of a panel who will discuss the expectations from employers and employees.

The confirmed speakers are Lakshmi Shinde, Monica Chaudhry, Aditya Goyal, Amod Gogate, Ajay Shinde, Pavan Verkicharla, Prasad Sawant, Pancham Kulkarni, Usman Memon, Suzanne Mendonsa, Isha Dave, Khemraj Nackwal, Ajay Mishra, Rishikesh Bapat, Saranya S B, Nivedha Santharam, Aparna Gopalakrishnan, Nilesh Thite and Yeshwant Saoji.

Registration is open for Knowledge Fest 4- 1,2,3, August 2022, to be held at Hotel Orchid in Pune.

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