IVI organised ‘Change the Game’ workshops on Sports Vision at the NHMS Knowledge campus in Kolkata on 25-26 September, and at Dr Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital in Delhi on 28-29 September
Training in sports vision improves the visual abilities of sportsmen, which is required for securing excellence in the sport they play, including eye-hand coordination, dynamic visual acuity, tracking, focusing, visual reaction time, and peripheral vision. Accordingly, optometrists need to customise training programmes for each game. Sports vision also has much to offer in treating and preventing sports injuries among sportsmen and children alike.
“Addressing a range of issues including the importance of vision in sports, specific visual considerations for individual sports, and benefits of vision therapy for excellence in sport, the two-day intensive workshop on sports vision highlighted the significant contribution optometrists can make towards securing excellence in sports and promoting safe sports. Through a range of intensive training programmes for eye care professionals, IVI is committed to making a contribution towards excellence in sports,” said Vinod Daniel, CEO of IVI.
The workshop was facilitated by Professor Graham Barclay Erickson, a Diplomat in the Binocular Vision and Paediatric Optometry Section of the American Academy of Optometry, Fellow of COVD, and Professor at Pacific University College of Optometry.
Over 40 optometry professionals, educators and students from a number of optometry institutions including, Vidyasagar College of Optometry, Rotary Eye Hospital, Ramakrishna Mission, NSHM, Vasan Eye Care, Lions Hospital, RSEI, Radiant Eye Foundation, Ashram Biwaniwalla and Health & Opticare participated in the workshop.