Tuwani Rasengane, Regional Representative, African Council of Optometry (AFCO)

Tuwani Rasengane obtained her optometry degree from the University of the North and Ph.D. in Physiological Optics from the University of Houston. She has been working extensively in the field of optometry and vision sciences demonstrating her passion for optometric education, vision research and eye care service delivery. She had served as a director for professional development at the South African Optometric Association (SAOA) and also served as a general secretary of the African Council of Optometry (AFCO).

Tuwani tutored and supervised students at the University of Durban-Westville (now University of KwaZulu-Natal), Rand Afrikaans University (now University of Johannesburg). She has also worked at the University of Washington, psychology department as a Research associate conducting infant vision developmental studies and tutoring students.  As a visiting professor at Gondar University, Department of Optometry in Ethiopia, she teaches Binocular and Paediatric Vision to MSc students. She has been involved in the reviewing Optometry programs in Africa and recently been an external examiner for the OD program at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science And Technology in Ghana. Currently she is the head of Optometry, University of the Free State and a Senior Manager of the Optometric services in the Free State. She represents Africa in the World Council of Optometry governing board and also serve as a member of the Education committee.