Eye care in Vietnam is still developing at a national level. There are significant disparities between the rich and the poor and between urban and rural areas. A range of professional visits and meetings with optometrists will provide excellent insight into optometry and eye care in Vietnam. The professional programme is balanced by a wide range of cultural visits with ample opportunity to experience the beauty, culture and history of Vietnam and enjoy its fabulous cuisine.
There is an optional extension to the magnificent temples of Angkor in Cambodia after the tour.
David Shannon graduated in 1986 from Southern College of Optometry, Memphis, Tennessee, as a Doctor of Optometry. Between 2010 and 2013 he was Chairman of the AOP (Association of Optometrists). Previously he was AOP Board member responsible for OT (Optometry Today). He has consulted for Johnson & Johnson Vision Care and has trained practitioners across the UK. Until 2014 he worked in the family practice, Shannon and Carton Ltd, in London. David has supervised undergraduate optometry students at City University’s contact lens clinic. David has led many successful optometry study tours, including to China, Cuba, India, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Nepal and Peru, for Jon Baines Tours.
Extension to Siem Reap
Ground only cost is USD $3,402 per person sharing (excluding international flights and transfers).