Developing Competent Allied Ophthalmic Personnel

Co- Chair Human Resources for Eye Health Work group, Director of Neglected Tropical Diseases and Senior Medical Advisor
Organisation: CBM

The WHO Global Action Plan 2014-19 notes that “Allied Ophthalmic Personnel” (AOP) comprise opticians, ophthalmic nurses, orthoptists, ophthalmic and optometric assistants, ophthalmic and optometric technicians, vision therapists, ocularists, ophthalmic photographer/imagers, and ophthalmic administrators. Lack of well-trained eye care team members is one of the most significant barriers to delivering and improving eye care globally. Skilled…