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Ollie’s Song Launched

India Vision Institute’s year-long “National Optometry Awareness Campaign” was launched today by Mr Sean Kelly, Australian Consul General for South India, with the release of a music video featuring Ollie the Optometrist & The Wizard of Oz Gang. A range of activities are planned during 2014 to raise awareness about eyecare and the important role played by optometrists in eyecare delivery.

India Day 10: It’s A Wrap

The Oz Gang & Ollie the Optometrist with Venky who co-ordinated the filming so skillfully, Christerine who colourfully costumed the cast & helped train the little ‘uns and event manager Mohan Daniel without whom the tour would never have been so successful!
India - Mohan Daniel

India Day 9: Catching The Lion King in Chennai

Brian Laul, director of The Wizard of Oz Show & creator of Ollie the Optometrist, speaking at Velammal Knowledge Park’s production of The Lion King where  the team was honoured with momentoes. It was a truly inspired effort, very impressive for a school production. Kudos to all involved on stage and behind the scenes.

India Days 8 & 9: Filming the Ollie theme

Ollie spent these days taking his message to the Chennai streets and filming the music video for his theme song with the Oz Gang.

India Day 7: Chennai Performance

The performance at Sir Mutha Venkatasubba Rao Concert Hall was a super hit. It included over 200 local children!

India Day 6: Mobbed at the Mall

Ollie & the Oz Gang visit Chennai’s most popular shopping mall, Express Avenue where crowds came to meet, greet and pose along for photographs.
India - Express Avenue Chennai

India Day 6: Sharing theatre & eye care tips

Supported by the Australia-India Council, we continue our theatre workshops for school children at Velammal Knowledge Park, where over 100 children spent the morning learning about expression, tableaux and eye care tips.

India Day 5: Expressions galore at The Ashram

A theatre workshop at The Ashram school, Chennai, readied a group of children to join us for the Emerald City scene.
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India Day 5: Percussion Fun for Visually Impaired

Murali conducts a percussion workshop for the visually impaired at St Louis Institute, Chennai. These children joined us on stage for the Ollie theme.
India - Percussion Workshop Chennai

India Day 4: Ollie in Discussion Mode

Ollie the Optometrist sat down to discuss the various issues surrounding eye care and optometry as a career in India with Prof Brien Holden, CEO of Brien Holden Vision Institute,  Dr G N Rao, Chairman of L V Prasad Eye Institute and Vinod Daniel, CEO, India Vision Institute.

India Day 4: Spectacle Donation

Ollie & the Oz Gang arrive in Chennai to assist Prof Brien Holden & Vinod Daniel distribute spectacles to a local Government school.
India - Chennai Spectacle Donation

India Day 3: Hyderabad performance

The evening performance at Sri Satya Sai Nigamagamam Auditorium was enthusiastically received by a huge audience that included Patrick Suckling, Australian High Commissioner to India and David Holly, Australian Consul General for South India.