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In the lead up to our 2019’s Lecturing Tour, here are some highlights from our 2015 Lecturing Tour. Professor Eric Papas presented at two universities in Ghana (University of Cape Coast and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology) and at the Ghanaian Optometric Association in Accra. His presentation included work published from the Tear Film...

Eyecare in Ghana is continually evolving each year as new students graduate in the field of optometry from either of the Optometry Schools at the universities in Ghana. However, there is still an enormous shortage of eyecare specialists in Ghana and there are still large pockets of the population for whom eyecare is out of...

The Optical Foundation has announced two winners of The Optical Foundation’s  Frans Oosterhof Travel Grant to attend the BCLA Conference in Manchester, UK in 2019: Miss Nutifafa Esther Senanu from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana; and Mr Ebenezer Zaabaar from University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana. The Frans Oosterhof Travel Grant is...

Ellen and Iris have landed in Ghana. They will soon be en route to Jachie to commence with comprehensive eye examinations on approximately 1000 children over the course of the next two weeks. Our funding requirements have not yet been met, but you can still donate to help support us with this project via https://onepercentclub.com/en/projects/eye-examination-in-rural-ghana....

Expression of Interest for the 2019 round of the UNSW Scientia PhD Scholarship Scheme is now open, and will close at 11.59pm on 20 July 2018. SOVS has a structured postgraduate program consisting of in-house research seminars, developing students methodological, statistical and research skills and access to the best researchers in Australia and Internationally, who are...