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The Sankara Nethralaya Academy
The Sankara Nethralaya Academy
Fellowship in Low Vision Care
The vast majority of patients with low vision can be helped to function at a higher level with the use of low vision devices. Management of a Low-vision patient does not end with prescribing Low vision device alone. It involves a coordinated effort on the part of the practitioner, patient and his / her family members to recognize the patient’s limitations, and help him / her choose devices that will satisfy the patient’s visual needs.
To give the Optometrist a thorough understanding of the Basics of Low vision
To assess the visual demands of Low vision
To examine the Low vision patient and prescribe appropriate Low Vision device for Distance and Near
To assist in counseling and rehabilitating the Low Vision patient.
Course Details
Eligibility Diploma / Degree / Post-graduation in Optometry
No of seats 4 per year
Duration 3 months (12 weeks)
Course Fee Indian students: INR 60,000/-
International students: USD 1200
Frequency Twice a year (Jan and July)
Hostel facilitiy provided for outstation / international candidates
Main Outcome Measure:

On completion of the fellowship, the candidate will be able to

• Independently manage the Low vision patient in the LV Clinic
• Assess the visual functions of a Low vision patient
• Prescribe appropriate low vision device for distance / near range including non-optical and electro-optical devices.
• Rehabilitate the LV patient and provide counseling services to the patient / family / Relatives.

Program structure:
• The candidates will be posted under the senior faculty of the Low vision Clinic at Sankara Nethralaya.
• Hands on training will be given under the guidance and supervision of expert faculty.
• Theory and Practical (Observation and hands-on training sessions) will be conducted at the department.
• Hostel facility available for out station / international candidates.
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Contact Us:
Anuja R Singh,
Program Co-ordinator,
The Sankara Nethralaya Academy (TSNA)
(Unit of Medical Research Foundation)
No.9, Vanagaram Road, Ayanambakkam
Chennai - 600 095, Tamil Nadu.
Ph No: 044 - 4908 6000 / Fax: 044 28254180
Mob : 91769 44244
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