Studometry’24: Broadening the vision of optometry students and making them work ready
New Delhi/IBNS: India Vision Institute’s Studometry’24 conference was held on January 27 in New Delhi and Chennai and simulcast in Pune, Kochi, Navsari and Surat.
India Vision Institute’s (IVIs) CEO Vinod Daniel said “Studometry’24 offers a great opportunity to students prepare themselves for a career in optometry and make them work ready.”
The third edition of the day-long conference was held at Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi and Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research, Chennai, and covered four optometry institutions and 175 students, in addition to 230 registered participants in Delhi and 170 in Chennai.
“The conference will help students better understand optometry and its role in providing a pair of corrective glasses to every Indian in need of one,” said Vinod Daniel.
The conference included 22 sessions with 21 speakers from across sectors, including industry and academics.
Subjects covered at Studometry’24 included optometry careers overseas, management courses, challenges on the entrepreneurial path, binocular vision and vision therapy, myopia, soft skills and grooming, among others.
Jamia Hamdard Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr Mohammad Afshar Alam said that the Studometry initiative provided Optometry students an insight into potential career opportunities and also to be work-ready professionals.
Prof. Dr. Radha Annamalai, Head of Department of Ophthalmology and Optometry, Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research, said, "Together, we believe in empowering students through the synergy of academia fostering knowledge exchange at the Studometry conference."
The conference was simulcast to Susruta School of Optometry & Visual Sciences, Kochi, Hari Jyot College of Optometry, Navsari, Dr DY Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune and Shree Bharatimaiya College of Optometry, Surat.
The conference was also supported by Optician India.
The conference included an inter-college quiz and a reel competition for students.
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