After the success of the first optometry workshop held in April 2016, a series of seminar lectures under the title “Vision: What is up?” were held on August 11th, 2016 at the University Center for Training and Development (UCTD) at MUBS, Jal el Dib. A panel of guest speakers presented an array of topics related to the field of ophthalmic lenses. Dr. Nisreen Alwan, Dean of School of Health Sciences (SHS) at MUBS, welcomed the audience and shed the light on the latest accomplishments at the SHS.
Ms. Myriam Doueihi Sarouni, Product Manager at KRYS Group in France, introduced the audience to personalized optical lenses. In her talk, she presented free form surfacing, manual fitting techniques, and digital measuring devices. Ms. Mira Mrad, Senior Territory Manager at Medicals International, gave a brief overview of HOYA portfolio and stressed on the importance of UV control to protect vision.
Mr. Abbas Hodroj, Optometrist and Instructor at the Department of Optometry and Vision Science at MUBS, gave a short discussion on bandage contact lenses. The talks were concluded by Dr. Mahmoud Hakim, Faculty Member at the Optometry and Vision Science Department, who presented to the audience visual perception.
The audience consisted of professionals, academics, and students of Optometry and Vision Science. The audience interactively discussed with the panel the highlighted topics and stressed on the importance of these topics in the development of the Optometry specialization.