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Message from the President
I am profoundly honored by the opportunity to serve as the President of our Alumni Association for the next three years. Firstly, I would like to thank the founding members and congratulate the previous governing bodies and the executive teams for their commendable work. The benchmark they set for us and the upcoming board members is undoubtedly a challenge. As the President, a million questions go through my head constantly, such as “What impact and legacy does the current general body wants to create not only on our alumni but also on all the optometrists across the globe? How will I establish plans to drive a greater engagement from the alumni to build larger circles and a community of tighter connections?” etc.All the anxiety takes a back seat when I look at my team and the immense encouragement I receive from my peers.
To reach the goals, my team and I, with a willingness to achieve the greater good, plan to move forward with as many initiatives as possible. ALO magazine, "Optometry 360" is one such initiative. This bi-monthly magazine aims to publish all the current updates, research and publications, achievements, innovation, career guidance, talents, etc. The magazine shall be made accessible to all optometrists across India.
Lalith Kumar Reddy V - President ALO
Message from the Editor
Another month, another magazine! It seems like it was only yesterday we launched the first edition of Optometry 360 and we are already on the second one. I guess time flies when you're busy. Team ALO has been working diligently to craft the second edition of Optometry 360 in addition to keeping the community active. Some of the chief highlights of the last two months have been that the first edition of Optometry 360 enjoyed a tremendous reception and we received over 2000 views, online. We thank each one of you for making this a grand success and also appreciate your congratulatory wishes and feedback. Our Broaden your Horizon web education series and Divergent Knowledge series received an overwhelming response of over 1500 views. The official ALO website was viewed by over 50,000 people in the last few months.
In this edition, we bring to you varied optometry and eye care related content contributed by optometrists, both in house and from other optometry institutes. Peruse through our Perspective Column to know more about this. As our erudite alumni are involved in every field of optometric vocation, in nearly every location around the world, we bring to you the extensive clinical and research landscape of optometry and vision science outside India. This edition extensively elucidates the application and preparation aspects of pursuing higher degrees in USA, in the next few pages. This edition also showcases the art and photographic talents of our alumni and other professionals. Team ALO congratulates the alumni who have received awards and accolades for their work and contributions.
We appreciate your participation and encourage you to further contribute to our magazine. Please read through the new guidelines to understand how to pitch to us. Team ALO eagerly awaits to work with all of you.