Dr Ogechi Nwokedi Vice President (West)

Dr Ogechi Nwokedi holds a Bachelor of Science in Optometry from the University of Benin, a Doctor of Optometry from the Abia State University, Uturu, and a Fellowship of the Nigerian College of Optometrists (FNCO) in Paediatric Optometry.

Currently a candidate for the Fellowship of the American Academy of Optometry, Dr Nwokedi is a certified Optometric Vision Therapist & Behavioral Optometrist and has special interests in Pediatric Optometry, Vision Therapy, Special Needs Vision, Sports Vision, Low Vision Rehabilitation and Community Eye Health for which she has received extensive training both locally and internationally.

With a professional career spanning over 30 years, she has travelled extensively attending no fewer than 40 professional conferences, workshops, and exhibitions locally and internationally, and have built a well-documented background in Community Service in Optometry as a volunteer participant in many local and international eye care community projects. Dr Nwokedi is a trained Clinical Director of the

Special Olympics Lions Club International Opening Eyes Program, Nigeria and have participated in Special Olympics programs across 15 states in Nigeria and in Uganda, South Africa, Greece and the US (Los Angeles World Sinner Games) since volunteering in 2005.

A competent researcher and program facilitator, she has made numerous presentations and publications among the chosen audience, contributing immensely to the development of Specialty Optometry in Nigeria in the process. She currently serves as the Secretary in the Faculty of Paediatric Optometry in the Nigerian College of Optometrists (NCO). She holds membership of many professional and special interest groups including the Women Optometrists in Nigeria (WON) where she currently serves as Vice President and Editor of the WON IRIS Magazine; the International Society of Low Vision Rehabilitation (ISLVR), Low Vision Rehabilitation Society of Nigeria (LVRSN), British Association of Behavioural Optometrists (BABO), College of Vision Development (COVD), Neuro-Optometry Rehabilitation Association, American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry, Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities of Nigeria (AIDDN), Learning Disability Association of America, Down Syndrome International, Festus Fajemilo Foundation for People with Hydrocephalus and Spinal Bifida, International Glaucoma Association, Macular Society UK, Ikoyi Club 1938, Lions Club International, International
Women’s Society, among others, holding trusteeship and board positions in several of them.

As a professional leader, Dr Nwokedi has developed and demonstrated competence in the various leadership roles she has played in the course of her professional development rising through the ranks in Nigeria Optometry. She is the Immediate Past Chair and also a former Financial Secretary of the Lagos chapter of the Nigerian Optometric Association (NOA), a former Lagos chapter Chair of the Women Optometrists in Nigeria (WON), and has served as a member of several NOA Committees at various times. In her various leadership capacities and even as a private citizen, she has conceived and executed numerous initiatives that have had a significant impact on both the optometry profession in Nigeria and the general society at large. A serial award winner, she is a recipient of the Golisano Health Leadership Award, a Fellow of the Nigerian Optometric Association (FNOA), and a recipient of the Community Optometrist of the Year Award from the NOA, among other standout recognitions from various high-profile organizations.

She is the Managing Director and Consultant Optometrist of Pro-Optics Ltd, a professional, progressive and modern clinical practice dedicated to providing qualitative eye care comparable to world standards to patients. Dr Nwokedi is married and blessed with two children. She is the incumbent Vice President (West) of the NOA.

Dr. Ogechi can be reached on vpresidentwest@noang.org

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