Conference information

7-9 August 2004
University of Oxford
United Kingdom

Conference objectives

Approximately 1/5 of the world population needs vision correction, still not one national plan includes affordable vision correction. This problem can not be tackled unless we find affordable vision correction methods.

This conference aims to gather representatives from governments, NGOs, faith-based organizations and the private sector to discuss different approaches for the provision of vision correction across the world as well as to identify and review the options available.

Conference topics

  1. Appropriate technologies and Standard of Care
  2. Delivery and distribution
  3. The role of professionals. Self care
  4. Eye health related issues. Telemedicine
  5. The role of governments, NGOs, faith-based organizations and the private sector
  6. Impact of vision correction on economical, educational and social aspects
  7. Funding and sustainability
  8. Global demographics of the vision correction need


English will be the language used throughout the conference. We regret that we cannot provide interpreters.

Conference fee

£150 per person, this includes lunches and welcome dinner. This fee does not include accommodation.


Accommodation and breakfast is available at St. Anne's College (10 minute walk to the conference venue) at a cost of £45 + 10% service charge, per person per day. Bookings through Conference Organiser.

On arrival - Please report to the Porter's Lodge on Woodstock Road

St Anne's College Oxford
Woodstock Road

telephone: +44 (0) 1865 274800
facsimile: +44 (0) 1865 274899
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List of Participants

Dr. Ajeet BhardwajOPTIQUE Eye, Ear and SpeechIndiaemail
Dr. Amitava GuptaJohnson & JohnsonUSAemail
Dr. Christoph LengwilerInFocusSwitzerlandemail
Dr. Faustina IduUniversity of BeninNigeriaemail
Dr. Harry I. ZeltzerVOSH/InternationalUSAemail
Dr. Helen RobertsPartnership for Child DevelopmentUKemail
Dr. Ian BergerInFocusUSAemail
Dr. Jerry CookAmerican University of the CaribbeanUSAemail
Dr. Jerry VincentInternational Rescue CommitteeThailandemail
Dr. Kavita Dahya MistryInFocusUSAemail
Dr. Paul JoiceProserpine Medical CentreAustraliaemail
Dr. Ravi KankariaInFocusUSAemail
Dr. Valerian V. LyimoSchool of OptometryTanzaniaemail
Mr. Anthony CarlsonRand Afrikaans UniversitySouth Africaemail
Mr. David W. DunawayInFocusUSAemail
Mr. Graham MacmillanScojo FoundationUSAemail
Mr. Julian LambertDFIDUKemail
Mr. Mark Gurry F.B.D.O.Umesh K. Solanki OptometristUKemail
Mr. Mark MackenzieStrategy with Vision Ltd.UKemail
Mr. Michael WillsAdaptive Eyecare LtdUKemail
Mr. Tushal DalalPhoenix Petrochemicals (Pvt) Ltd.Indiaemail
Mr. Will PirieAdaptive Eyecare LtdUKemail
Ms. Nicola van LeeuwenAdaptive Eyecare Ltd.New Zealandemail
Prof. Alabi O. OduntanUniversity of the NorthSouth Africaemail
Prof. Dan SheniWorld Council of OptometrySouth Africaemail
Prof. Joshua SilverUniversity of Oxford/Adaptive Eyecare Ltd.UKemail
Prof. R. Norman BaileyUniversity of HoustonUSAemail
Prof. William F. HarrisRand Afrikaans UniversitySouth Africaemail