A workshop was organised by Dr D. Y. Patil Institute of Optometry and Visual Sciences in collaboration with the Fresnel Lens Company and Akriti ophthalmic instruments company on 14th February 2017. Around 200 participants attended. The participants were faculties and students from colleges across Maharashtra.
The workshop was a combination of lectures and hands on experience on Fresnel lenses. Mr Mark Armstrong and Ms Kathy Armstrong were representing the Fresnel Prism Company. Fresnel lenses and the optics and concepts behind them were discussed. They shared with the participants about the Fresnel lenses that their company is making and the superior optics that it has. The students were given a lens each and asked to fit it on a spectacle lens surface. It was an informative hand on experience which helped the students to learn first-hand about the handling and application of the Fresnel lenses. Dr Kuldeep Raizada (PhD) representing his company, Akriti, spoke about the various products and developments of their company and the products they have launched in the Indian market.