The first Doctors of Ophthalmology
from the Russian Federation, graduates of Masterclass Optometry, organized by
MU – Varna, received their diplomas at an official ceremony at the Conference
Hall of MU - Varna on 13th November. The course leader Prof. Dr.
Hristina Group congratulated the students and emphasized that their knowledge would
have a much higher value if handed over to their colleagues in Russia.
The Rector Prof. Dr. Krasimir Ivanov awarded
the diplomas to Sergei Selin, Zoya Vaganova, Victoria Prediger and Maria
Narbut, wishing them future success, and Prof. Albena Kerekovska congratulated
them on their efforts and diligence. All course participants graduated with honours.
Educational Programme Masterclass
Optometry was designed to develop knowledge on fundamental visual optics and
clinical refraction, use of contact lenses, eye care and last but not least,
The practical aim of the course was
to develop skills in clinical optometry, contact lens fitting, their proper
selection and management, as well as the development of communication skills
with patients. The training of the Russian ophthalmologists continued for two semesters.
The information from the theoretical part was delivered via interactive web
modular training through the Blackboard system, and the facilities and academic
potential of Medical University - Varna were utilized for the 100 hours of