By Daniel Tyokua
The Nigerian Optometric Association (NOA) has unveiled plans to enhance the capacity of its members across the country.
Dr. Ozy Okonokhua, the president of the association at his taking over ceremony in Abuja, assured the members that his tenure would boost the capacity of every average optometrist through training and retraining.
He said that the optometrists would be empowered to practice the profession in line with global standards.
Okonokhua said that the association was having issues of identity but promised to them in such a way that every trained optometrist can stand firmly.
The NOA president said that if stringent measures were not put in place, the ills would not be corrected among professionals, which he promised to engage relevant stakeholders to achieve.
He stated that the association under his watch would partner with the families of optometrists’ mentors to boost their capacity and skills in the public sector.
According to him, the NOA would project the private optometrists globally and give them acceptance at all levels within and outside the country.