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Sankara Nethralaya to set up institute in Sri City

Our Bureau Hyderabad | Updated on January 20, 2018 Published on March 25, 2016

Sankara Netralaya, the Chennai-based non-profit, charitable eye care hospital chain, broke the ground marking the commencement of construction work for the Institute of Occupational Optometry and Visual Sciences in Sri City.

P.P. Santanam, who is considered as the ‘Father of Occupational Optometry in India’, performed the bhoomi pooja and laid the foundation stone in the presence of B. Santhanam, President and MD, Flat Glass-South Asia, Malaysia & Egypt, Saint-Gobain India, S. S. Badrinath, eminent ophthalmologist and Chairman Emeritus of Sankara Nethralaya and Ravindra Sannareddy, Founder Managing Director, Sri City.

Santanam said, “Good vision (eyesight) of the individual and adequate lighting on the task at workplace will help any industry to increase productivity and quality, reduce accident rate and enhance occupational safety.”

Badrinath said, “A healthy workforce will contribute to the development of country's economy. This institute will train health care people in eye and vision care, implement awareness of vision and ocular care among persons at work, and simultaneously doing research and build bondage between the available knowledge and expertise.”

The first-of-its-kind Occupational Optometry Institute will be built in a plot of 5 acre site. It is expected to be ready within two years. The institute will offer education, awareness services, research and clinical care.

Published on March 25, 2016
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