Indian Optometrists Association is the organization of all
qualified optometrists working in private and government
sector. The organization was inaugurated by Sri Jagathi
Sreekumar, the reputed film star On 28th May, 2006 at VJT
Hall- Thiruvanthapuram. The occasion was blessed by the
presence of Assistant Professor Dr. Sahasranamam as the
Most of the optometrists in India. work in private hospitals and clinics. The association was formed to protect the rights and welfare of the optometrists declared in the work contract. There were many Occasions and incidents in which. optometrists faced job insecurity, denial Of rights and negligence Of employee's welfare. The inception of the organization was caused by the active involvement members in such employment issues. Mr. NC Surendran. senior Orthoptist in Thrissur Medical College was the prominent force to lead the discussion towards the formation Of an organization to address various industry issues. Consequently. an organization was formed and named as Indian Optometrists Association. Mr. Anil J Edaicode was elected the first president Of the organization in V JT Hall where the first general conference was held. For the last one decade. the association has been working for optometrists to address their concerns.