Myopia is known to affect 50% of the world population, as shown in the WHO report. This epidemic is slowly affected the Indian population as well as we see a rise in Myopia. Increased near work and screen time seem to accelerate the progression of Myopia. With online education and screen time on the rise due to COVID-19, the Myopia situation only seems to get worse. Through this webinar Optometry Council of India (OCI) will share the latest statistics with regard Myopia, its management and advocacy measures.
Lecturers: Dr. Pavan K Verkicharla, Scientist – Myopia Research, Prof. Brien Holden Eye Research Centre, LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad
Dr. Viswanath, HOD-Optometry3, Contact Lens and Optical Services, Sankara nethralaya
Mr. Yeshwant Saoji, Private practitioner & CL specialist, Saoji Vision Care, Nagpur
Ms. Lakshmi Shinde, CEO, Optomery Council of India
Dr. Phanindra Babu Nukella, CEO, Vision 2020 India
May 3, 2021