RANA Hospital

India has a proud tradition of blindness prevention, being the first country in the world to implement a blindness control program which focused on a model to address blinding eye disease. However, with 133 million people blind or vision impaired due to the lack of an eye examination and provision of an appropriate pair of spectacles, it is imperative to establish a cadre of eye care professionals to work in conjunction with ophthalmologists to deliver comprehensive eye care.

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that approximately 39.3 million, including 1.6 million children in India, are blind or visually impaired due to uncorrected refractive error.

The integration of highly educated four year trained optometrists into primary health services is a practical means of correcting refractive error and detecting ocular disease, enabling co-managed care between ophthalmologists and optometrists.

The training and scope of practice of optometry in India has been somewhat fragmented in the past but has, in the last two years, made tremendous progress toward the establishment of a unified, standardized, and regulated profession that will meet its responsibilities for vision care, eye health, and provision of optical services to all those needing vision correction.

To combat the challenge, CT University has partnered with an Eye Care Hospital to start Optometry courses.

Objective

TUnder its umbrella, the MoU offers that the students will attend lectures at the CT University campus and the clinical component of the course would be conducted in the industry partner.

An eye specialist, Rana Eye Hospital, Ludhiana is one of the eminent medical practitioners in the city accredited by National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH) due to its state-of-the-art equipment and manpower. Having many years of expertise in the medical field. As a medical professional, this physician has the in-depth know-how of the time-tested procedures as well as the latest developments in the domain of ophthalmology.

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