LVPEI is a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre in developing human resources for prevention of blindness and providing training to eye care professionals from across the world. Training and education are recognized as key factors that influence the reach, range and quality of eye health service delivery. Therefore, the Institute strives to provide the highest quality of training and education through a committed faculty, complemented with the most advanced technological and methodological tools. The video-conferencing facilities in the Karam Chand Thapar Tele-Education Academy facilitate real-time interaction among LVPEI’s four campuses as well as with collaborators globally. Education at LVPEI has three main objectives:

  • To upgrade the skills of practicing ophthalmologists
  • To provide opportunities to keep abreast of developments in the field of vision science and its application
  • To equip new entrants to the field with the appropriate skills and knowledge

To improve the quality and reach of our education programs across the country and make them world class, The Academy of Eye Care Education came into existence in 2013 as the apex body of education and training, with all the education centres across the LVPEI campuses coming under its purview. The centre focuses on imparting quality education and training to all cadres of eye care professional across the four campuses of LVPEI. The Institute, since its inception has trained over 18,000 students from India and abroad in various training programs for eye care personnel at all levels.

The Academy of Eye Care Education encompasses:

  • Mark Nathaniel Thadikonda and Vijayamma Nannepaga Centre for Eye Care Education, Kallam Anji Reddy Campus, Hyderabad
  • Pathak Centre for Eye Care Education, Bhubaneswar
  • Pathak Centre for Eye Care Education, GMR Varalakshmi Campus, Visakhapatnam
  • The Bausch and Lomb School of Optometry, GPR Campus, Hyderabad
  • Ramachandra Pararajasegaram Community Eye Health Education Centre, GPR Campus, Hyderabad

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