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celebrating World optometry day in nepal

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celebrating World optometry day in nepal

  1. 1. WORLD OPTOMETRY DAY Institute of Medicine Maharajgunj Medical Campus Suraj chhetri 23rd March 2016
  2. 2. “…..the eye is the window of the body through which it feels its way and enjoy the beauty of the world. Owing to the eye the soul is content to stay in its bodily prison, for without it such bodily prison is torture.” Leonardo da vinci (1452 – 1519)
  3. 3. Word optometry  Comes from Greek word  Opsis + metron ( opsis means view and metron means rule/ measurment)  The root word opto derived from the Greek word ophthalmus which means eye
  4. 4. History  “Those who don't know history will repeat past mistakes”  Optometry began about 100 years ago when the first optometry licensure laws were passed in US  Optometry began with the pronouncement “Let there be light.”
  5. 5. Origin Tradesmen who entered the respective professions  Optometry – jewelers : they had the tools to work on spectacles  Medicine – barbers : they had the equipment with which early surgeries could be done  Refracting opticians became known as optometrists
  6. 6. EYE CARE PROFESSION Optician Ophthalmologi st Optometrist
  7. 7. Who is an optometrist?  Optometrists are the primary healthcare practitioners of the eye and visual system who provide comprehensive eye and vision care  Refracting and dispensing  Detection/diagnosis and management of disease in the eye Rehabilitation of conditions of the visual system World council of optometry (WCO)
  8. 8. Who are optometrist ?  Graduates - from the proficiency science or +2 background and has completed the Bachelor of Optometry or Vision science degree Vision specialist
  9. 9. Optometry in Nepal  B. Optometry – started in 1998 in collaboration with University of Auckland, New Zealand  Four-year academic course Optometry graduates of IOM 79 in number (14 batches)
  10. 10. WHAT DOES AN OPTOMETRIST DO? Refraction Contact lens Orthoptics Low vision Perimetry Electrophysiological test Vision therapy Visual rehabilitation
  11. 11. WHAT TYPE OF KNOWLEDGE DOES AN OPTOMETRIST HAVE? Basic science Ocular science and applied optics Ocular disease , ocular pharmacology Visual science Contact lens , low vision , binocular single vision Ophthalmic dispensing Community science and research
  12. 12. FURTHER AFTER GRADUATION OD (Doctor of optometry) Masters in optometry PHD Fellowships MPH (eye health)
  13. 13. OUR PASSOUT SENIORS  Studying PHD 17 in number + PHD doctors 7 in number  40% seniors are practicing at Nepal where as 60% are in foreign country
  14. 14. THANK YOU

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