Conference Programme

Oxford, 7-9 August 2004

Saturday 7th August
18:00Registrations at the Clarendon Laboratory, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PU
19:00Welcome message by Conference Chair, Professor Joshua Silver of University of Oxford and Adaptive Eyecare Ltd, UK
19:30Drinks and Welcome Dinner at St. Anne's College
Sunday 8th August
09:15Introduction by Conference Chair Dr. Ian Berger of InFocus, USA
09:30"Ethical issues concerning delivery of vision care to poor and disadvantaged populations, specially developing countries", by Professor Norman Bailey of the University of Houston, USA
10:00"Can we really provide mass vision correction by letting people do it themselves", by Professor Joshua Silver, University of Oxford and Adaptive Eye care, UK
10:30"The dynamics of effective distribution of affordable eyewear", by Professor Dan Sheni of the World Council of Optometry, South Africa
11:00Coffee break
11:30"Preventing blindness due to refractive errors in Nigeria", by Dr. Faustina Idu of University of Benin, Nigeria
12:00"Scojo's efforts at broadening global access to affordable reading glasses", by Graham Macmillan of Scojo Foundation, USA
12:30"Instant eyeglasses and sustainable community based primary eye care", by David Dunaway, Executive Director of InFocus, USA
15:00"Use of Spherical Lenses for Adult Refugees on the Thailand and Burma border", by Dr. Jerry Vincent of International Rescue Committee, Thailand
15:30"The Partnership for Child Development and FRESH: Focusing Resources on Vision", by Dr. Helen Roberts of The Partnership for Child Development, UK
16:00"Strategies for the provision of refraction, corrective eyewear and primary eye care for the vast population of medically undeserved in Tanzania", by Dr. Valerian Lyimo, Vice-principal of the Tumaini University School of Optometry, Tanzania
16:30Coffee break
17:00"Is there a need for astigmatic lenses in the developing world?", by Anthony Carlson and William Harris of Rand Afrikaans University, South Africa
17:30"The prospects of affordable astigmatic spectacle lenses", by William Harris and Anthony Carlson of Rand Afrikaans University, South Africa
18:00END of session
Monday 9th August
09:00Presentation by Julian Lambert, Senior Health Adviser, Africa, Greater Lakes and Horn Department, West Africa Department and Sudan Unit, Department For International Development, UK Government
09:30"World-wide distribution of refractive errors and what to expect at a particular location", by Dr. Ian Berger and Dr. K. Mistry of InFocus, USA
10:00"South African children with oculo-cutaneous albinism need affordable vision correction", by Professor Alabi Oduntan of the University of the North, South Africa
10:30"Update and models of humanitarian eye care delivery" by Dr. Harry I Zeltzer, Executive Director of VOSH/International, USA
11:00Coffee break
11:30"Impact of NGOs on eye care in Nigeria", by Dr. Okechukwu Aloysius Anyanwu of the Nigerian Optometric Association -presented by Dr. Ian Berger
12:00"The real issues pertaining to eye care in India", by Ajeet Bhardwaj of OPTIQUE Eye, Ear and Speech, India
12:30Summing up by Conference Chair, Professor Joshua Silver
13:00LUNCH and END of conference