A Report on the World Optometry Day Function Organise by Bansara Institute of Ophthalmic Sciences -Shillong in Collaboration with Bansara Eye Care Centre and Martin Luther Christian University on the 22nd March 2014
Bansara Institute ofOphthalmic Sciences in collaboration with Bansara Eye Care Centre and Martin Luther Christian University observes World Optometry Day on the 22nd March 2014 at Presbyterian Church of India Conference Hall. The event started with an Inauguration Function in which Mr Anton DecruseWaanbah, (HOD Optometry Department,Bansara Institute of Ophthalmic Sciences (BIOS)) delivered his Welcome Speech. The Other Dignitaries present on the event includes Dr Jennifer VaidBasaiawmoit, (Medical Director Bansara Eye Care Centre) , Dr Glenn C. Kharkongor(Pro Chancellor Martin Luther Christian University) as the Chief Guest, Mr UdayAddepalli(Head of Optometry,GullapalliPratibhaRao – International Center for Advancement of Rural Eye care Campus ,L V Prasad Eye Institute ,Hyderabad) as a Guest of Honour and MrSoujanyaMandal(HOD Ridley College of Optometry ,NE ASCO Representative).DrJ.V.Basaiawmoit delivered her speech where she stresses on the importance of Optometrist in primary Eye care Level. Dr Glenn C. Kharkongor also delivered his Inauguration speech which highlighted how Optometry plays a role in Independently detecting and Managing eye Disease. The Inauguration Function also witness a speech by the Guest of HonourMrUdayAddepalli who stresses on the Role of the Optometrist.
The Inauguration function was followed by a Session in which The Guest Speaker Mr Uday Addepalli spoke about Optometry as a professional course and its different roles in its different spheres of Practise.The session also witnessed a talk by Mr Anton Decruse who spoke on ‘Managing a private practice through a Multi Disciplanryapproach. The other speakers include:MrSoujanyaMandal who spoke about the roles and Activities of ASCO,MsDakaruhipaya War (Faculty BIOS) on Binocular Vision in Everyday Practise, MrGinsuankhupTungnung (MOptom-BIOS) on Prevalence of BV Anomalies in NE Students and MsDeepaLaminKhonglah (Faculty BIOS) where she stresses on creating awareness on Diabetes and Diabetic Retinopathy. The Session was being entertained by Students of Bansara Institute of Ophthalmic Sciences through a Song. The session ended with a message from the sponsors followed by a Vote of Thanks by MsGraceciabellSna,( Faculty BIOS)
Following the Session, all the participants went for a trip to Donbosco cultural Museum which displays the diversity of the North Eastern Tribe.
A Valedictory function was held before the dinner in which the Vice Chancellor of Martin Luther Christian University and an Ex Home-Minister of the Government of Meghalaya ShriR.G.Lyngdoh was the Chief Guest. The Chief Guest spoke about the Importance of Unification in achieving a Common goal and also entertained the participants by playing a Harmonica and singing a song.The Chief Executive Officer of Bansara Eye Care Centre MrAnupZimba also spoke on the function where he shared the activities of Bansara Eye Care Centre and the Genesis of Bansara Institute of Ophthalmic Sciences.
The World Optometry Day Event ended with a Dinner in which the Guest Speaker along with all
Participating Faculties and Students from Ridley College of Optometry and shriSankardevaNethralaya Guwahati school of Optometry participated along with the hosting Faculties and Students from Bansara Institute of Ophthalmic Sciences and other guests also Participated