Dr Solomon Guramatunhu announced that he is set to open the country’s first school of optometry, which is expected to start operating by year-end in partnership with Bindura University of Science Education (BUSE).
Guramatunhu made the announcement last Friday during the official opening of his new eye clinic in Avondale. Said Guramatunhu:
It is now 37 years after independence and sadly there is still no school of optometry in Zimbabwe, that is why we have partnered with the university to address this issue, with the main goal being nurturing world class eye specialists that are able to serve the nation at large. Everything is almost in place, as we have already recruited lecturers, some of whom are coming from outside Zimbabwe, and this school is going to increase manpower in the country’s optometry services and consequently address the high prices incurred in acquiring such services.