|Target group :||One year experince in Refraction and Basic knowledge in English|
|No.of Positions:||7 per batch|
|Starting Date:||First of Febraury & August of each year|
|Frequency:||Offered twice a year|
|Medium of Instruction:||English|
|Faculty Co-ordinator:||Dr. Usha Kim|
The overall prevalence of blindness around the globe demands for well trained paramedical personnel. The latest developments in the field of ophthalmology in ratio with the new disease condition are the greatest challenges for the paramedics. The Aravind -SSI survey revealed that there is a strong need to provide structured training for the refraction practitioners. Aravind eye care system with its immense potential to handle and manage the training programs has become a role model. Since there is a variation in the standard of training provided elsewhere, there needs to be a focus on the enhancement of clinical and supervisory skills in refraction. The course will primarily focus on enhancing the skills of refraction practitioners, and to upgrade their knowledge and skill, and to provide customised clinical skill development.
What this course teaches you
Perform quality refraction and prescribe the suitable power glasses.Measuring the IOL power for cataract patients.Measuring the field of vision by manual testing methods. Detecting the squint eye for better possible vision.Screening the patient in camps for appropriate further treatment.Improve workflow to support cost effective eye care system.
Aravind Eye Care System
Aravind is a social organization committed to its goal of eliminating needless blindness through its network of five hospitals, extensive community outreach activities and providing over 20% of its services completely free of cost.
Aravind Plays an important Role in Ophthalmic Training
The education and training programmes at Aravind Eye Care System are intended for all levels of training of ophthalmologists, optometrists, ophthalmic assistants and ophthalmic technicians.
How will you learn?
- Training Methodology
- Observation in refraction chambers.
- Hands-on training
- Group discussion, situation analysis study, seminars and case presentation.
- Out reach camps.
- Maintaining log book
- Weekly evaluation
- Practical Examination
- VIVA VOCE
- Final Exam (Theory & Practical)