The OCULUS Project is a consortium of educators from optometry schools in Europe (Norway, UK, Spain, and the Netherlands). Its aim is to reform optometric education in Israel and India towards European standards. This means greater employability and job mobility for graduates, and a reduction in blindness and vision impairment due to better-trained optometrists. OCULUS is a multinational project together with India. It is coordinated by Hoggskolen I Sorost Norge in Norway. Find out more about the OCULUS Project here.
Tzofia Simkovich is a lecturer in the School Optometry and Vision Science at Bar-Ilan University (BIU). She holds a BSc from Bar-Ilan and is currently a Master’s student in Prof. Uri Polat’s lab. Prof. Polat is the Head of the School of Optometry and Vision Science at BIU. Ms Simkovich’s research interest is in visual perception and she teaches “optical dispensing” and “the optical lab” to second-year students. She is the OCULUS Project coordinator for BIU.