ASCO – India’s vision is to enhance optometric education and standards at all levels.
ASCO-SCHOLAR is a new program by ASCO for young Optometrists to improve their competency
in specific specialities. It is ASCO’s modest contribution to preparing budding optometrists for the industry. Best practice standards and evidence-based training will be the distinctive feature of all
ASCO-SCHOLAR modules. Each ASCO-SCHOLAR module will be for six days and will have didactic lectures, hands-on sessions and case discussions to make the learning experience interactive, participative and informative.
The six modules on offer are:
Optics and Refraction
Anterior and Posterior segment evaluation and diagnostics
Paediatrics, non-strabismic and strabismic binocular vision disorders
Contact lenses and refractive procedures; Geriatrics and vision assistive devices
Practice management and soft skills
ASCO - CME
ASCO - CME is a short duration program in specific optometric specialities. Best practice standards and evidence-based training will be the distinctive feature of all ASCO - CMEs. Each ASCO - CME will have didactic talks, hands-on sessions and case discussions to make the learning experience interactive, participative and informative.
Organized in association with an institution, ASCO CMEs can be organized across the country wherever a local college is willing to host the program.
Contact Parvathi Venkateswaran
ASCO ’s unique Fellowship program FASCO offers a blended learning approach in four speciality subjects, namely – Clinical optometry, contact lens, low vision and vision therapy.
Salient features of the one-year fellowship program:
Candidates get to choose their mentor in the chosen speciality from the list of mentors.
Two personal contact programs with the mentor
Hands-on training and didactic lectures during two contact programmes.
Exclusive access to the ASCO web portal with presentations on various speciality subjects of optometry from across the globe.
Continuous evaluation of the candidate by the mentor
Fellowship conferred upon successful completion of assignments, written exam and viva
10 OCI credited point on completion of the Fellowship
For more details Contact
Anitha Arvind, FASCO Coordinator
Parvathi V, CEO