An eye-opening Seminar

On Saturday night at Avari Towers, opticians from all over Karachi gathered in a single room to learn about “Contact Lenses and Contact Lens Solution” organised by Institute for Development of Optometry.

In other parts of the world, setting up an optical shop requires the owner to be a qualified optometrist. Sight, afterall, is probably the most important sense a person is blessed with. Unfortunately in Pakistan any knowledge of the trade is not a prerequisite. Mr. Hamid Iqbal from Opticsman and Mr. Asim Fayyaz from Central Optical, pioneers in the field of optemetry, had jointly set up Pakistan’s first lens processing unit in Karachi back in 1992 and their latest project, IFDO is an attempt by to educate upcoming and old opticians and to provide a platform for them to learn the technicalities associated with the profession.

Since its inception a year and half ago, IFDO has successfully completed 3 short courses in Karachi, with students even coming to attend from Hyderabad. In this seminar, the speakers talked about the different kind of lenses and solutions available and which should be used with which patient.

1 Comment so far

  1. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on July 16th, 2007 @ 10:25 am

    Finally we all realised that SOME basics is needed for EVERY Trade., not Morossi system of trade.



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