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Sept. 22, 2019

2. My opinions / insights on Indian Optometry

2. My opinions / insights on Indian Optometry

With about 450 million people needing vision correction, uncorrected refractive error accounts for over 50% of vision impairment in India. Optometry is yet an unregulated profession. Defocus Media and Corporate Optometry Nation presents a podcast with me, the Nerdy Optometrist, where I share details about the history and growth of Optometry in India post the launch of ‘Vision 2020 – Right For Sight’ program.

I provide insights about how optometry is practiced differently in India compared to major countries like USA and Australia. Optometrists in India are exploring different ways to deal with major competitors like Lenskart and Titan Eye Plus. Lack of regulation affects the policies for insurance and law in India. Efforts by various organization like Optometry Council of India (OCI), Associations of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO), Indian Optometry Federation (IOF) and ‘Let’s RevolutionarEyes’ are contributing towards promoting and regularizing the profession. Organizations like MasterClass Optometry are promoting quality CME for practicing optometrists. India, still a developing market, has tremendous opportunities for collaboration in academics, research and corporate world. I share my experience and knowledge over the years to bring us closer to understanding optometry in India.

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