LVPEI is a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre in developing human resources for blindness prevention and providing training to eye care professionals from all over 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 three campuses as well as with collaborators globally.
The Institute, since its inception has trained more than 15,000 students from India and abroad in various training programs for eye care personnel at all levels. Training at LVPEI takes place at all three tertiary centers, and programs are offered at various levels encompassing a range of sub-specializations.
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