Squeezed between India and Tibet, Nepal is a country that stretches from rich subtropical forest to soaring Himalayan peaks. This is a country as diverse in its landscape as it is culturally, with distinctive ethnic groups and languages as well as varying architecture, vivid colours and sounds.
Starting in vibrant, multi-faceted Kathmandu, continue to the serene mountainside city of Pokhara and onto the jungle of Chitwan National Park. This tour will show you the many faces of Nepal and its people. Along the way there will be several professional visits looking at the developments in eye care and health in Nepal. There will be visits to the Optometry College to see how optometrists are trained, visit private eye clinics as well as public ones to see how eye care differs depending on wealth.
David Shannon graduated in 1986 from Southern College of Optometry, Memphis, Tennessee, as a Doctor of Optometry. In 2015 he took on the role of UK Development Manager for Optometry Giving Sight and in 2016 took on responsibility for their European operations. Between 2010 and 2013 he was Chairman of the AOP (Association of Optometrists). Previously he was AOP Board member responsible for OT (Optometry Today) and established the OT Editorial Advisory Board. He has consulted for Johnson & Johnson Vision Care and has trained practitioners and managers 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 led optometry study tours to China, Cuba, South India, North India, South Africa Sri Lanka and Vietnam in association with Jon Baines Tours.
$3,185 per person (Ground only, excluding International flights and transfers)