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The First Russian Doctors of Ophthalmology Graduated from Masterclass Optometry 2017

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, ophthalmic health.

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 practical training.