OPTINT - Optometric Intelligence - Exclusive Conference to Discuss, Deliberate, Exchange & Explore the Innovation in Eye Care.
The large and diverse gathering assembled at the Chennai Trade Centre the grand venue of the OATN`s and S D Promo OPTINT 2018 Optometric intelligence conference on 18 & 19th August 2018 was a shining testimony to the great success of the institution’s basic endeavor of bringing ‘Optometry,’ the arithmetic, art and science of light and vision, center stage and find a glorious place for it in the rarefied realm of academia, the dream of its founding members.
The large gathering comprising students, practitioners of optometry, veteran tutors, the participative agenda, the celebrations planned as a retreat on the lighter side were a sign of the tireless efforts, meticulous planning and enthusiasm of the OATN and S D Promo organizing team consisting of optometrists, lecturers and students of Various Optometry Institutions lead by its vibrant head of optometry.
The inagural function with a huge participation of between 900 to 1000 delegates from across the world got off to an auspicious start with ‘Thamizh Thai Vazthu’ and the lighting of the lamp by The Chief Guest Shri Ma Foi K Pandiarajan - Honourable Minister for Tamil Official Language and Tamil Culture and Archaeology ,Govt of Tamilnadu., Guest of Honour Dr T S Surendran. FRCS, Vice Chairman & Director - Dept of Pediatric Ophthalmology, Sankara Nethralaya Eye Hospital, Chennai.,Dr R Krishnakumar. PhD., Principal, Elite School of Optometry, Sankara Nethralaya & Chair - Scientific Committee - OATN and President of OATN ,Office Bearers and seniors members in Optometry.
The two day high level sessions / Workshops that followed at the picturesque venue was attended by more than 900 participants, over 25 speakers,etc.A total of around 20 posters were presented and the Best scientific presentation prizes were bagged by Optometry students in various institutions.
The momentous function marking the beginning of 2 days of scientific deliberations, lectures, debates and exchange of ideas combined with a cultural retreat and lot of fun, interaction and sightseeing came to an end.