The Sankara Nethralaya Academy (TSNA)
The Sankara Nethralaya Academy was launched in January 2010 to create a pool of well-trained eye care professionals competent to meet the challenges in Ophthalmology. The Academy serves as a platform for creating, processing and disseminating knowledge related to eye care, ophthalmic research and hospital administration. The institution offers wide-ranging certificate and fellowship programmes to train ophthalmologist, optometrists, nurses and administration personnel. It provides ophthalmologists, optometrists, researchers and other eye care practitioners around the world an opportunity to enhance their knowledge and skill.
The Academy offers certificate & fellowship courses in Contact Lens, Vision Therapy, Continuing Optometric Education and Operation Theatre Assistant programmes. It also offers a one-year comprehensive ophthalmology fellowship programme and a certificate programme in grant writing. The Academy also runs a three-year certificate programme in dispensing optics and a certificate course for medical receptionists. Faculty development course is also offered at the academy. The Sankara Nethralaya Academy offers courses, designed exclusively by the Academy, as well as those in collaboration with leading institutes like the Loyola Institute for Business Administration, the Association of British Dispensing Opticians, Carl Zeiss, Alcon etc. Continuing Optometric Education aims to impart knowledge and training to practicing optometrists and optometry students and help them practice optometry professionally. A one-day session will be held on the third Sunday of every month making 12 sessions in a year covering the core in Optometry. Candidates enrolling for all the 12 sessions will be awarded a ‘Certificate in Clinical Optometry’
Certificate Courses in Vision Therapy and Contact Lens:
1. Basic Fitting procedure with practice management, 2. Advanced fitting procedure with practice management) will include 6 weeks of online modules and two weeks of in- house training. Six month Fellowship Courses on Contact Lenses and Vision Therapy are also available.