To ensure the highest quality of education and training is available for eye care professionals across the Middle East, THE VISION CARE INSTITUTE® has an experienced and dedicated team to oversee every aspect of the facility.
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Jill BrooksInstitute Manager
Jill joined Johnson & Johnson Vision Care in 1991 as a sales consultant, and worked for a number of years for Vision Care in various sales functions, before becoming the Institute Manager. Having lived in the Middle East for more than 20 years Jill has valuable knowledge and experience of the retail optical business in the region. She enjoys compiling and presenting some of the materials for both Communication & Front Line Sales Staff Training courses held in the Dubai Institute.
Nezar BashirMBBS, M.Sc., (Ophth)
After a brief period as a regular faculty member at THE VISION CARE INSTITUTE® in Dubai, Nezar was approached to join Johnson & Johnson Vision Care. In his current role Nezar is the Professional Affairs Associate covering the regions of Saudi Arabia and Egypt. He is based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia but travels extensively around the region heading up group and peer to peer training sessions for eye care professionals.
After graduating in 1999 from Sindh Medical College, Nezar gained practical hands on experience in all areas of optics working in retail, clinic and hospital optometry through various parts of the Middle East. Nezar still finds time to lecture occasionally at THE VISION CARE INSTITUTE® where the participants benefit from his knowledge and expertise.
Pragatti KadveBSc optom, F.L.V.P.I
With eight years experience in optometry and vision science, Pragatti is currently travelling round the Gulf countries putting her expertise to use as a Professional Affairs Consultant with Johnson & Johnson Vision Care. Graduating from Laxmi Eye Institute (Mumbai) & completing a fellowship in optometry from L.V. Prasad Eye Institute India, Pragatti moved to Dubai to pursue a career in optics where she has been involved in various research projects, where she specialised in low vision aids. Pragatti feels extremely privileged to have also had the opportunity to conduct various eye camps and school screening camps in association with World Health Organization (WHO).
Farida AhmedAdministrative Assistant
Farida Ahmed joined THE VISION CARE INSTITUTE® in 2008 in Dubai, bringing with her logistic expertise to meet the needs of the wide geographic need in the Middle East . Before joining us she had vast experience in the Travel Industry for many years.