In the next couple of years, Sankara Nethralaya’s Institute of Occupational Optometry and Visual Sciences, a first of its kind institute in the country, will be operational at Sri City. Spread over sprawling five acres in the business township, the institute will be offering education, awareness services, research and clinical care.
Foundation stone laid
Prof. P.P. Santanam, considered as the ‘Father of Occupational Optometry in India’, here on Friday, laid the foundation stone, marking the commencement of construction works for the Chennai-based institute. Speaking on the occasion, Sankara Nethralaya’s Chairman Emeritus Dr. S.S. Badrinath remarked that the facility would train people in healthcare on various aspects of eye and vision care, besides implementing awareness of vision and ocular care among persons at work, and simultaneously doing research to build bondage between the available knowledge and expertise.