TOA Proposal for Blindness Prevention
and Development of Primary Eyecare
Please see TTOA's proposal to the Ministry of Health, along with the attachments supporting our position regarding the training and competencies of Optometrists in the UK, US, Canada , Nigeria, South Africa, etc. These are supported by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists(UK) in the their position paper from 2004 on the future of Ophthalmic primary care and the proposal for independent prescribing by non medical persons in the Crown Review and specifically for Optometrists in the MLX334-4. The formulary shows medications all optometrists in the UK are allowed to use/prescribe. These documents were submitted to the Trinidad and Tobago Ministry of Health Policy Advisor, Chief Medical Officer, the Trinidad and Tobago Opticians Registration Council (TTORC), and to the Dean of the Medical School and Head of Ophthalmology. Clicking on Links will open PDF files.
TTOA I-Games 2015-2016
The I-Games ( brainchild of the 2015 TTOA Executive ) was a great success in association with the following sponsors:Jose Perez, Ferreira Optical, Optometrist Today, Eye See You Ophthalmics, Blue Waters, Carribean Vitreous Retinal Surgery Ltd, Visual Eyes, Oasis, Yoplait and Holiday Snacks.
Attendance grew from 2015 to 2016, and proved such a great success in bringing together the optometry community and their family and friends! Spearheaded by our own Stephanie Marchack and Frank Deomansingh this is an event that we hope to see continue on a yearly basis and see growing from strength to strength and grow the the spirit of the optometry community. Together we hope to create more awareness of eyehealth and the role the optometrists play in the daily life of all.
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