SS-14: Joint Public Health and Environmental Vision Section and the World Council of Optometry Symposium: International Optometry: Public Health, Education and Personnel Issues
Saturday, October 26 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM
This symposium will explore the impact of organized optometry on the ability of specific countries and regions around the world to reduce vision impairment and prevent vision loss among their citizens. We will discuss the education and personnel resources necessary to affect such improvements, as well as the legal and professional hurdles that need to be overcome. Following a brief presentation from each presenter, the audience will be invited to participate with questions and comments. The moderators will be Karl Citek, OD, PhD, FAAO, and Bina Patel, OD, FAAO. Speakers include Kovin Naidoo, OD, PhD, FAAO, Shehzad Naroo, MSc, PhD, FAAO,Hector Santiago, OD, PhD, FAAO, Peter Hendicott, MAppSc, Sandra Block, OD, MPH, FAAO, and Meng Meng Xu, OD, FAAO.