Membership-Appeal

YOUR INSTITUTE OF OPTOMETRY NEEDS TO JOIN, THE ONLY ONE, THE OFFICIAL REPRESENTATIVE OF OPTOMETRY EDUCATION IN INDIA
WITH GOVERNMENT OF INDIA AND WORLD COUNCIL OF OPTOMETRY (WCO) JOIN ASCO TODAY, WORKING SINCE 26TH SEPTEMBER, 2006 TILL DATE.

The Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) was set us under the guidance of the World Council of Optometry (WCO), to help develop Optometry as an established profession.

ASCO is registered under Assistant Registrar of Societies – Greater Bombay under registration no.: 2826, and is also associated with Indian Optometric Association and World Council of Optometry.

List below few of the programs or projects done by ASCO India :

1 Promoting students from 12th Science to opt for OPTOMETRY instead of Medicine, Engineering, doing B.Sc, going for other allied medical courses.
2 Press Releases in News paper, magazines, Internet & Public Relations on-line, articles in Educare, Career columns.
3 Being in touch with all educational beats of various news papers & magazines.
4 Distribution of Books, Periodicals & Magazines.
5 Teachers Training programs.
6 WORLD SIGHT DAY –Throughout the Country.
7 WORLD OPTOMETRY DAY – 23rd MARCH every year, with bonding, fellowship for all Optometrist.
8 Face Book page ‘WORLD SIGHT DAY ‘with over 6,200 fans across India & the world.
9 Equipment from world renowned manufacturers at special educational rates including Indian manufacturers for slit lamp ,Ophthalmoscope ,Retinoscope ,Trial boxes ,Trial frames, Snellen’s chart etc.
10 Once we visit your institute we can recommend if you can get recognition from World Council of Optometry, currently based in London.

FUTURE :
1.World Optometry Day 2011 – 23rd March –we will create a Fan book page uniting all the 14,000 Optometrist across the country.
2 National Board of Exam – To enhance your clinical & technical skills & to add one more certifying exam to your bio-data.
3 Optometry books, Periodicals by Indian Authors –please contact us if you have mastery of a particular subject and would like to publish a book, scientific paper etc.

We invite all schools and colleges of Optometry to be members of ASCO-India and help us reach our goal of maintaining quality standards of Optometric education.

Our Membership fees structure is as under :
a) One time subscription charges Rs.10,000/-
b) Yearly renewal charges Rs.10,000/- (financial year April – March)

Kindly issue Demand Draft of Rs.20,000/- in the name of “Association of Schools & Colleges of Optometry” and send the same along with form & other college details, to Mr. Vivek Mendonsa, President, Association of Schools & Colleges of Optometry, 43, Amrut Keshav Naik Marg, Fort, Mumbai – 400 001.

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