Full course description
Vision centres are a key component in establishing sustainable eye care in developing countries. They are a facility that provides a range of eye care services, including:
- Eye screenings
- Refraction (i.e. Determining the spectacle prescription required)
- Full eye examinations
- Prescribing spectacles
- Supply and dispensing of affordable spectacles
- Detection of potentially blinding diseases
- Treatment of minor eye problems and provision of first aid within the skills set of the eye care person(s) staffing the centre
- Appropriate referral of patients with more complex eye conditions to higher levels of a health care system
Information, guidelines and tools are also provided to help facilitate the entire process.
This resource is delivered through a 46-page PDF Vision Centre Manual, that describes the Vision Centre Model, its functions and stages of development, with a Toolkit (54 accompanying files in PDF, Word and Excel format) that includes practical tools, examples and processes to assist with the establishment and management of the operations of a vision centre.
Brien Holden Vision Institute Academy
The Brien Holden Vision Institute Academy is a center of excellence for global eye health and vision care education.
With a commitment to human resource development and quality life‐long learning, the Academy promotes the implementation of sustainable programs by creating and providing the educational support (courses, resources and advice) essential to human resource capacity building, especially in the developing context.
Underpinning the Academy is the belief that education is the most effective way to build the capacity necessary to influence the change essential for reducing the social and economic effect of avoidable vision impairment.