Record of Events

1976:The Laboratory of Ophthalmic Optics was established by Professor Miao Tianrong, the advocate and well-known ophthalmologist in China

1978:The first Optometry and Ophthalmology post-graduate program in China was enrolled

1984:The Optometry and Ophthalmology Subject was assessed as Provincial Key Subject

1988:Established the first Optometry Education Program in China

1990: The Logarithmic Visual Acuity Chart was stipulated to be the National Standard(GB11533-89)

1992:The National Optometry Research Center of Ministry of Health was established.

WenzhouMedicalCollege became the first school to set up 5-year undergraduate Optometry & Ophthalmology education program in China

1994:Minister of Health, Dr. Chen Minzhang inspected NORC

1995:Director of Ministry of Education, Dr. Zhu Kaixuan inspected School of Optometry and Ophthalmology

1995:The Provincial Key Laboratory of Optometry & Ophthalmology was founded in WMC

1996:We were present at the General Meeting of WCO as Country Representative and were asked by World Council of Optometry to make the Chinese definition and explanation for Optometry and Optometrist.

1997:The China Optometry Resource Development Project was launched and we acted as the CoChairman and China Coordinator

Established the first School of Optometry & Ophthalmology in China

1998:The first OptometryEyeHospital in China was founded

1998:The National Offices of International Association of Contact Lens Educators and InternationalCenter for Eyecare Education were founded in WenzhouMedicalCollege

The Optometry Education Association of China was established and we were elected as the Chairman

1999:The first Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology and Optometry was edited

2000:The 7-year System of Ophthalmology and Optometry Education Program was approved by Ministry of Education

Projection of joint MS/OD Program was found

2001:Optometry & Ophthalmology Institute, WMC, was established



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