The scientific symposium will be chaired by Sarita Soni, who holds a doctorate in optometry and is Professor of Optometry and Vision Science at IU Bloomington and Associate Vice President for Research at the University of Indiana. She is responsible for coordinating and developing research across 18 research centres on the campus.
The various facets of eye strain will be examined from the viewpoint of the ophthalmologist by Professor Jean Claude Hache, a renowned neuro-ophthalmologist, who was responsible for developing, for the first time in France, a department dedicated to the functional exploration of vision at Lille Regional University Hospital.
The viewpoint of the orthoptist will be presented by Martine Routon, the optician/optometrist by Didier Gormand, the researcher by Bérangère Granger and the ergonomics specialist by Bernard Sanselme.
There will be a special focus on eye strain in children and young adults, supplemented by a session outlining practical solutions to relieve or prevent eye strain and looking at problems that can arise when using some types of poorly designed equipment; the session will be illustrated by outlining real case studies involving people of all ages.
Silmo runs from 26 to 29 September 2014. Visit en.silmoparis.com