L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) inaugurated the Brien Holden Institute of Optometry and Vision Sciences (BHIOVS) immortalising Brien Holden’s influence in eye care in India. The newly named institution, which incorporates the Bausch and Lomb School of Optometry, will be an umbrella organization for all activities of Optometry – education, research, patient care and human resource capacity building.
LVPEI, one of the leading eye research, treatment and teaching hospitals in India, has been a long-time collaborator with Brien Holden Vision Institute, dating back to the 1980s. Brien Holden first met Dr Nag Rao, the founder and chair of LVPEI, in the 1970s and Professor Holden helped develop LVPEI’s clinical research capabilities after it was established in 1987. His contributions were later recognised in the naming of the Prof Brien Holden Eye Research Centre at LVPEI.
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