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Charity hosts first-ever Zambia conference

arlier this month Vision Aid Overseas held the first-ever optometry conference in Zambia

Charity hosts firstever Zambia conference
The first-ever national conference for optometrists in Zambia was hosted by Vision Aid Overseas (VAO) earlier this month.

Established to support graduates of the three-year Optometry Technology Diploma which VAO helped to develop and fund, the three-day event brought together 22 delegates.

The programme included a range of lectures and interactive discussion workshops, combined with refraction masterclasses. Speakers included: president of the African Council of Optometrists, Anguyo Dralega, past president of the South African Optometric Association, Dr Nina Kriel and UK optometrist, Dr Zahra Jessa.

Commenting on the conference, VAO programme director for Zambia, Karen Edwards, said: “Zambia’s inaugural optometry conference is a huge step forward for eye health in this country, where we still only have around 30 qualified optometrists working in the field.

“It is essential that we don’t lose momentum with graduates of the programme and that we continue to offer them guidance and support throughout their careers, and the Zambia Optometry Conference will bring new knowledge and opportunities to the table.”