THE SCHOOL OF OPHTHALMIC TECHNOLOGY COLUMBO, SRI LANKA

The School of Ophthalmic Technology was established to challenge the shortage of ophthalmic paramedics in Sri Lanka through creating a group called ophthalmic technologists. In 1983, it was estimated that the country needed approximately 80 of these technologists to serve as assistants to the ophthalmologists working there.

Operation Eyesight is part of a cooperative effort to assist this school in the training of ophthalmic technologists. Our donors provided teaching materials including instruments and equipment, and contributed to the training of students.