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Optometry in Uganda: Building Blocks of a New Profession

Kampala, Uganda, 3 September 2018: Establishing a School of Optometry in Uganda took more than ten years of intense planning and negotiation, which almost ended in despair several times.

Now, the first six students have emerged from Makerere University in Kampala with Bachelors Degrees in Optometry. mivision met with graduate Godfrey Wanok and one of the School’s main proponents, Mr. Anguyo Dralega to hear about their fascinating journeys into the world of optometry and academia.

Makerere University’s inaugural graduates of optometry have been eagerly awaited since plans for the school were first conceived 14 years ago.The young optometrists are the building blocks for a sustainable eye care service in Uganda, which has a population of around 39.5 million people.

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