Bausch + Lomb and Al Jaber Trading organize Ministry of Health accredited seminars for local optometrists
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In support of health and education for vision enhancements and quality patient care, Al Jaber Trading Agencies and Bausch + Lomb conducted two-day seminars in Abu Dhabi and Dubai on the 5th and 6th April 2011 to educate optometrists from all optical shops in the United Arab Emirates.
His Excellency Dr. Abdullah Al Kindi, and on behalf of the Ministry of Health, has attended one of the seminars. He expressed the need for such training programs in order to keep the eye care professionals updated with the latest solutions and technologies in the field. A total of 200 Optometrists attended the seminars of this program, which were accredited as part of the Ministry of Health Continuing Medical Training program (MOH CME). It has recently become a government mandated legal requirement under the jurisdiction of Health Authority in Abu Dhabi, for optometrists to meet a target number of CME hours each year before the Ministry of Health will renew their license. This seminar will provide them with 3 CME hours.
“We foresee when it comes to vision and eye health. Therefore, our commitment to training and continuous education of our optical partners is essential for our growth and to minimize any risks related to vision”, said Mr. Elie Kanaan, General Manager, Al Jaber Trading Agencies.
The launch of Bausch + Lomb Academy of Vision Care was also part of these seminars. This Academy was first introduced in the United Kingdom in spring 2008 to provide the European eye care professionals with generic accredited continuous education and professional development in the field of contact lenses and vision care to ultimately enhance patient care. The Academy of Vision Care is expanding across markets in Middle East, a testament to their commitment to help eye care professionals to stay at the forefront of today’s technological and scientific breakthroughs and provide them with support to address day-to-day practice and business challenges.
“At Bausch + Lomb we are extremely proud to provide our customers with a superior quality generic education. The Academy of Vision Care is part of a long-term commitment by Bausch + Lomb to be the trusted partner in providing accredited continuous education and professional development”, comments Cheryl Donnelly, director of Medical Affairs from B + L. “By providing our customers with a web-based tool with high quality education and the ability to define their own learning preferences, we can offer the most relevant information and resources to the individual practitioners need and interest” she continues.
About Al Jaber Trading Agencies
Al Jaber Trading is a member of AL Jaber Group, established in 1958 by Mr. Abdullah Jaber and is 100% locally owned. The company is one of UAE biggest distributors of the World’s elite brands in Optical Business:
- Bausch + Lomb for contact lenses and related accessories
- Hoya Ophthalmic lenses
- Luxottica brands for eye wear
About Bausch & Lomb
Bausch + Lomb is the eye health company dedicated to perfecting vision and enhancing life for consumers around the world.
Its core businesses include contact lenses and lens care products, and ophthalmic surgical and pharmaceutical products.
The Bausch & Lomb name is one of the best known and most respected healthcare brands in the world. Founded in 1853, the company is headquartered in Rochester, N.Y., and employs more than 10,000 people worldwide. Its products are available in more than 100 countries. More information about the company can be found at www.bausch.com